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5K to support North Gwinnett HS soccer

5K to support North Gwinnett HS soccer

SUWANEE, Ga. -- Do your new year's resolutions revolve around running? North Gwinnett High School is hosting a January 5K that's perfect to help you get 2014 off to a great start.

The Soccer Sprint 5K will be held Saturday, Jan. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at Suwanee Town Center Park.

The cost is $28 until Jan. 4 and $30 after. Money raised by the race will support the soccer program at North Gwinnett High.

Visit active.com for more information and to sign up.

Suwanee Town Center Park is located at 350 Town Center Avenue in downtown Suwanee.

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.

Gwinnett Braves announce non-profit partnership series

Gwinnett Braves announce non-profit partnership series

Non-Profit Partnership Series to Return in 2013

Gwinnett Braves to continue helping local organizations raise awareness, funds for their causes

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – The Gwinnett Braves announced plans Tuesday to continue their Non-Profit Partnership Series for the 2013 season.  Introduced in 2012, the series is an all-inclusive program that allows multiple organizations who volunteer for a common cause to rally together on themed nights that correspond with the Gwinnett Braves Grant Program.  The goal is to help local organizations raise awareness and funds for their causes all season long.

Gwinnett Braves to Host High School Showcase

Gwinnett Braves to Host High School Showcase

Ten area powerhouses set to battle in five weekend games at Coolray Field

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - The Gwinnett Braves open the International League season on April 4, but fans don’t have to wait that long to catch great baseball action at Coolray Field.   On March 8 and 9, the home of the G-Braves will host ten of the top high school baseball teams in Gwinnett County for a first-ever showcase event.  The games will mark the first played at Coolray Field in 2013, its fifth season of existence.

Coolray Field has opened its doors to many high school games in the past, however, this two-day event is an expanded showcase packed with powerhouse teams and players. Six of the ten teams featured on the bill made the playoffs last season, while two of those six made it to their respective state finals game.

Old Atlanta Park Recreation Center now closed for touch ups

Old Atlanta Park Recreation Center now closed for touch ups

CUMMING, Ga. -- While the gymnasium floors are being refinished, Forsyth County's Old Atlanta Park Recreation Center will be closed.

The center will be unavailable from Tuesday, February 26 through Sunday, March 3. There will be no use of the facility during these days. 

"We appreciate everyone's patience during this course," Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Tommy Bruce said. "The recreation centers at Central Park and Fowler Park will of course be available for use during this time."

The center will reopen for all use at 7:00 on the morning of March 4. 

Harlem Globetrotters 'You Write The Rules' world tour coming to Atlanta

Harlem Globetrotters 'You Write The Rules' world tour coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The Harlem Globetrotters are back at the Phillips Arena  to entertain crowds and defy expectations! Come see their tricks and flips as the Harlem Globetrotters perform stunts, dunks, and make you laugh.

The Harlem Globetrotters love seeing families laugh together during their games, and would love to see your family when they come to a city near you. 

Suwanee Beer Fest tickets go on sale Feb. 1

Suwanee Beer Fest tickets go on sale Feb. 1

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The Suwanee American Craft Beer Festival will return for its third year in March.

Tickets for the popular beer fest go on sale Friday, Feb. 1 at noon.

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More than 200 beers will be available for sampling at this year's festival, which will be held Saturday, Mar. 16 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Town Center Park. There will also be live music and food vendors.

VIP tickets are $85 and are limited to just 250 attendees. VIP status includes tastings of exclusive cask beers, a special menu, a T-shirt, a tasting glass and early admission to the festival.

Proceeds from the beer fest will benefit Kingdom Kids, a program that grants wishes for children in need.