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Georgia Force Staff volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Georgia Force Staff volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Gwinnett County, Ga.-  (submitted by Matt Wilson)

Cheerleaders and staff were out in “Force” once again last Saturday, working with Habitat for Humanity.

It was a beautiful sunny day in Atlanta as Force members volunteered their time to a great cause. Several cheerleaders put their balance to the test by working in the rafters, ensuring the structural safety of the house. Others worked to make the home beautiful and keep it dry for years to come by installing siding around the house. They were not alone, however. The Force group worked with dozens of volunteers from all over Atlanta who gave their time to make a difference in their community.

The build ran from early morning to about 3 pm when Habitat leaders were extremely pleased with the progress made by the volunteer groups.

Want to be a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor? Attend the Gwinnett Parks Job Fair

Want to be a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor? Attend the Gwinnett Parks Job Fair

Gwinnett County, GA--  On Friday, February 4th from 6pm to 9pm, the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation is holding a free Aquatics Job Fair.  The Interactive Job Fair will give attendees the opportunity to learn about lifeguarding and instructor opportunities with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation.

The fair is for both certified and uncertified lifeguards and swim instructors. You are asked to bring your swimsuits for the 45 minute interview process.  Parents are welcome to attend as well.

Where:  Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville 30044, 678-924-6334.

Atlanta Hawks sponsor "Why Bully Free is the Way to Be" Essay Contest

Atlanta Hawks sponsor "Why Bully Free is the Way to Be" Essay Contest

Atlanta, GA--  This is the last week to submit your essay for a chance to win!

The Atlanta Hawks have announced that entries are now being accepted for the “Why Bully Free Is The Way To Be” Essay Contest.  The contest is part of the Hawks’ Read to Achieve program sponsored by Philips.

One Grand Prize Winner will be picked up by a limousine for a ride to school with Al Horford, and have the Hawks center visit his or her classroom.  The winner will also receive four tickets to the Hawks’ Read to Achieve Night game against the New York Knicks on March 6 (6 p.m.

Race for Smiles Raises Money for Children's Healthcare

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Johns Creek Pediatric Dental Town is hosting a 5K/1K "Race for Smiles" to benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Children's Cancer Fund of America.

The race will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 8:00 a.m. at Dental Town (4330 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Suwanee, 30024). Runners of all ages are encouraged to participate; walkers and strollers will be welcomed.

The cost for adults to run the 5K is $20, but this fee is reduced to $15 for established Dental Town families. Children ages 12 and under who participate in the 1K are $10. Register at the race's Active site no later than Friday, Nov.

The City of Atlanta Wins $50,000 Community Tennis Grant for "2010 Best Tennis Town" Finalist

Atlanta, GA-- Mayor Kasim Reed was at the 2010 U.S.

Suwanee North Gwinnett High Football Team Knock Off LA's Crenshaw High on National TV

Suwanee, GA--  Before the game all the talk was about Los Angeles' star running back DeAnthony Thomas who had also committed to USC already.  They battled a tough North Gwinnett team Live on ESPN this past weekend, and were given all that they could handle.The North Gwinnett Bulldogs who are now 3-0 found themselves down early in the game but had the fight to take the lead in the 2nd half.

The star running back from Crenshaw received an injury in the 1st half and was not able to play the 2nd half of the game. This gave Suwanee team a definite edge and they pulled out a 17-12 upset.  Though the talk is still about LA's star running back, Suwanee North Gwinnett High his happily celebrating their upset seen across the nation on ESPN.

Want to Run in Atlanta's Half Marathon this Thanksgiving? Train with a Coach Now

Atlanta, GA-- For those runners who will be running in the Atlanta Half Marathon on Thanksgiving morning, Coach Will Dillard, along with Fleet Feet Sports Atlanta, will have a training program designed specifically for intermediate and veteran runners.

An informational meeting and sign up will be at Fleet Feet Sports Atlanta on Sunday, September 12th at 3:00 p.m., and group runs begin Saturday, September 18th.

The cost of the program is $99.00 and will include the following: Ten Saturday group runs from various locations with optional Wednesday training runs beginning October 6th, a detailed written schedule, seminars on injury prevention and nutrition, access to Coach Will at the runs and by email for training questions, weekly email training tips, a long sleeve technical tee for race day, and socks and other goodies from program sponsors.

Along with coaching numerous runners over the past twenty years, Coach Will has trained many of his runners