Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was given the key to the city of Atlantic City from Mayor Lorenzo Langford on Thursday.

"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 back in Atlantic City to help promote the "Restore the Shore" effort, promoting that the beaches are open and Atlantic City is ready for the Memorial Day weekend, after Super storm Sandy devastated the beach and gaming town.