Michael Vick Gets Key To Atlantic City

Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford is presenting Michael Vick with a key to the city Thursday afternoon for his support in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

“Michael Vick is caring and compassionate enough to reach out to our city when we were at our lowest point during the immediate aftermath of Super Storm Sandy,” said Mayor Langford. “Twelve hours after a nationally televised Monday Night Football game, he was lifting the spirits of our residents confined to shelters with his generosity’ particularly our young people.

“And now, here he is again, helping us to spread the message that Atlantic City is open for business and ready for the summer season, all while continuing to encourage our youth to make positive contributions to the community.”

Vick was in town to back the “Restore the Shore” effort. He is scheduled to take a tour of the revitalized Atlantic City Boardwalk before meeting with local high school students.

The list of celebrities to have received a key to A.C. includes Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney, Donna Summer and Alicia Keys.

A Dallas official also gave Vick a key to his city back in 2011, though the mayor distanced himself from that symbolic gesture following some public backlash.

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