Southern Routes : Freedom the Eagle


MEETING NEXT MONTH, BEFORE
A PROPOSAL WILL BE
PRESENTED TO CITY COUNCIL. WHEN THE GEORGIA
SOUTHERN EAGLES SOAR TO
FOOTBALL STADIUMS AROUND
THE COUNTRY, THE TEAM IS
OFTEN JOINED BY A SPECIAL
GUEST WHOSE NOT JUST A SYMBOL OF THE UNIVERSITY,
BUT OUR COUNTRY. OUR FRANK SULKOWSKI HAS
THE STORY IN THIS WEEKS
SOUTHERN ROUTES SEGMENT.  
 
 
 
LAST WEEKEND, THE GEORGIA
SOUTHERN FOOTBALL TEAM
STOOD TOE TO TOE AGAINST A
BIG TEN FOE….WHILE THE EAGLES WOULD FALL JUST
SHORT OF A WIN OVER
MINNESOTA…..THE TRIP TO
MINNEAPOLIS WAS A VICTORY
FOR ONE
EAGLE…..FREEDOM. “EVERY STADIUM IS
DIFFERENT BUT THE
COMMONALITY OF FANS
APPRECIATING OUR NATIONA
SYMBOL NEVER GETS OLD.”
FREEDOM NOT ONLY SERVES AS AN AMBASSADOR FOR GEORGIA
SOUTHERN……BUT FO
WILDLIFE AS WHOLE AND THE
WORK BEING DONE AT THE
CENTER FOR WILDLIFE
EDUCATION AND LAMAR Q. BALL JUNIOR RAPTOR CENTER IN
STATESBORO. “AT THE CORE OF IT, WE ARE
TRYING TO BRING MAN AND
NATURE TOGETHER. THAT CAN
BE IN A STADIUM OR AT OUR
CENTER IN STATESBORO.”
LIKE THE EAGLE FOOTBALL TEAM, STEVE HEIN AND
FREEDOM TRAVEL TO GEORGIA
SOUTHERN AWAY GAMES ON THE
TEAM CHARTER….BUT WHEN
KICKOFF TIME NEARS,
FREEDOM SOMETIMES DRAWS MORE ATTENTION THAN THE
ACTION ON THE FIELD… “WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY IT IS,
I HAVE OVER 20,000 FOLKS
HERE WITH ALL EYES ON
FREEDOM.”
FREEDOM ARRIVED IN
STATESBORO BACK IN 2004 AFTER BEING KNOCKED OUT OF
HIS NEST IN FLORIDA…THE
YOUNG EAGLE SUFFERING AN
INJURY TO HIS
BEAK….WHICH WOULD
PREVENT HIS RELEASE BACK INTO THE WILD….WHILE THE
INJURY WAS
PERMANENT….SO IS THE
LOVE AND RESPECT THI
ICONIC MASCOT RECEIVES
EVERY SATURDAY IN THE FALL “TO THE PEOPLE, IT MEANS A
GREAT DEAL AND WE ARE TRYING
TO PLANT THAT SEED OF
GETTING CLOSE TO NATURE. I
HAVE THOUSANDS HERE

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