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Gwinnett County and National Alliance for Youth Sports hold Youth Sports Expo on Sat.

Gwinnett County and National Alliance for Youth Sports hold Youth Sports Expo on Sat.

Lawrencville, GA --  (submitted by Gwinnett County )  Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation (GCPR) in partnership with National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) will be holding the Youth Sports Expo on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Rhodes Jordan Park. This all day event is the largest sports expo of its kind in the state of Georgia. Participants can earn 0.4 CEUs by attending the educational sessions covering youth sports management, field and facility management, marketing and advertising, volunteering, safety and background checks, sports injury and treatment, along with great financial management advice.

In addition to the educational sessions, participants are encouraged to take advantage of the expo hall featuring product demonstrations, vendor giveaways and a silent auction. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund for youth sports.

Rhodes Jordan Park to hold Youth Sports Expo

Rhodes Jordan Park to hold Youth Sports Expo

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – On August 6, the Gwinnett County Park and Recreation in partnership with National Alliance for Youth Sports will be holding their Youth Sports Expo.

According to them, this event is the largest sports expo of its kind in the state of Georgia. Participants will be learning about sports and facility management, sports injury and treatments and other meaningful advice.

The event will also feature educational sessions, product demonstrations and a silent auction. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation Scholarship fund.

The cost for individual registration is $30. Rhodes Jordan Park is located at 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

ATLANTA -- Tens of thousands of people from across the region and the world marked Independence Day with an Atlanta tradition, the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Senior tailback Caleb King deemed academically ineligible

Senior tailback Caleb King deemed academically ineligible

ATHENS, Ga. – Senior tailback Caleb King has been declared academically ineligible for the fall semester, according to statement released by The University of Georgia on Friday.

According to the statement head coach Mark Richt said, “It’s unfortunate Caleb will not be with us this season. We wish him the best in whatever he decides to do; however, we have to move forward and this will provide more opportunities for others to step up.”

At Georgia, King played in 29 games and started for ten; he will consider the options available to him before making a decision on his future plans.

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4
Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers this Fourth of July Georgia Optometric Association Offers Tips to Celebrate the Holiday Safely

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

ATLANTA -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of best places to run for beginners, intermediate and advanced runners.

Recently, running has risen in popularity due to people discovering the different benefits it offers. Running has been proven to lessen stress, aid in weight loss and can serve as a method of meditation. According to the Seattle Times, 26.5 million people in the US run 50 days out of the year.

  • Beginners Routes

The Silver Comet Trail is known as “the only truly flat place you can run in Atlanta”. The trail starts near Mavell Road in Smyrna and runs all the way to the Georgia/Alabama line, near Cedartown and Esom. The trail is a favorite among runners searching for a leisurely stroll and good scenery.