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AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

ATLANTA -- Calling all artists: the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is now accepting entries.

Designers have until Friday, Feb. 28 to submit their works of art. All entries will be whittled down to five finalists, which will be unveiled on ajc.com/peachtree on Saturday, Mar. 15.

No one will see the winning design until race day, when it will adorn tens of thousands of finishers' T-shirts.

"The AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is a great way to showcase the work of our local artists, and we are always impressed with the entries we receive," Atlanta Track Club interim executive director Sue Payne said in a statement.

Whoever wins the contest receives $1,000, while each of the four finalists gets $100.

Will to Live 5K returns in 2014

Will to Live 5K returns in 2014

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The Will to Live Foundation's popular race, the When There's a Will There's a Way 5K, will be back in 2014.

This year's event will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. at Shakerag Park near River Trail Middle School in Johns Creek.

Registration ranges in price from $15 to $25, depending on a runner's age and team participation. All proceeds go to the foundation, which works to raise awareness of teen suicide.

The Will to Live Foundation is named for Will Trautwein, who committed suicide in October 2010 at age 15.

Learn more and sign up for the 5K at will-to-live.org.

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

ATLANTA -- Don't be alarmed if you see a whole bunch of people running down Georgia 400 this weekend.

The Pay the Last Toll road race will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and gives athletes one last opportunity to see the infamous toll booths before they are demolished.

Runners will begin at the Glenridge Connector in Sandy Springs and run south to Phipps Plaza. When they reach the toll booths, they will throw in their final 50 cents. All proceeds will go to charity.

Northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed for the race from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Get more information about the race at georgiagames.org.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will also spend part of the weekend tearing down a MARTA pedestrian bridge on southbound Ga. 400.

Golf tournament to benefit wounded veterans

Golf tournament to benefit wounded veterans

DULUTH, Ga. -- A golf and tennis tournament in Gwinnett County this weekend will benefit America's heroes.

Birdies for the Brave will be held Friday, Aug. 9 at TPC Sugarloaf. It will feature both a golf tournament, which pairs active or retired military personnel with amateur golfers, and a tennis event.

The Military Warriors Support Foundation will also present a new home to a wounded veteran at 9:30 a.m., just before the 10 a.m. shotgun start of the tournament.

There is a $300 registration fee to participate in Birdies for the Brave. Visit tpc.com for more information.

A casual beach-themed gala will be held Friday at 7 p.m. All tournament participants are invited to attend the event, which will feature a dinner, open bar and auction.

Monkey Joe's to raise money for Tripp Halstead

Monkey Joe's to raise money for Tripp Halstead

ATLANTA -- Several Monkey Joe's locations in Georgia will host an event to raise money for Tripp Halstead's family.

Jump for Tripp will be held all day on Sunday, May 19. Ten percent of sales will benefit the family of the 2 year old, who was hit by a falling tree branch at his daycare center last October.

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The Monkey Joe's venues in Cumming, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Morrow, Newnan, Roswell, Tucker and Warner Robins will participate in Jump for Tripp.

Visit monkeyjoes.com to learn more.

Steve Elkington commits to the 2013 Greater Gwinnett Championship

Steve Elkington commits to the 2013 Greater Gwinnett Championship

DULUTH, Ga. -- Former PGA Championship champion Steve Elkington has committed to play in the April 15-21 Greater Gwinnett Championship Presented by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, an official event on the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour.

Elkington, who won 10 times on the PGA TOUR, will compete alongside World Golf Hall of Fame members Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Curtis Strange, Ben Crenshaw, Sandy Lyle, and Larry Nelson. Other notable Champions Tour professionals playing in the event include Rocco Mediate, Kenny Perry, Mark Calcavecchia, Corey Pavin, John Cook, Fred Funk, Scott Simpson, Bob Tway, and Hal Sutton.

Greater Gwinnett Championship announces Curtis Strange commitment for 2013 Champions Tour

Greater Gwinnett Championship announces Curtis Strange commitment for 2013 Champions Tour

DULUTH, Ga. -- Two-time U.S. Open Champion Curtis Strange is confirmed to play in the April 15-21 Greater Gwinnett Championship Presented by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, an official event on the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour.

He will compete alongside fellow World Golf Hall of Fame members Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Sandy Lyle, and Larry Nelson. Other notable professionals playing in the event include Rocco Mediate, Kenny Perry, Mark Calcavecchia, Corey Pavin, John Cook, Fred Funk, Scott Simpson, Bob Tway, and Hal Sutton. 

Strange was considered one of the leading golfers of the 1980s as 16 of his 17 PGA TOUR victories took place in that decade. He topped the PGA TOUR money list in 1985 and 1987 and in 1988, when he became the first man to win a million dollars in official money on the TOUR in a season.