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Skyhawks Host 70 Youth for Basketball Clinic at Welcome All Park
Business, Sports

Skyhawks Host 70 Youth for Basketball Clinic at Welcome All Park

The College Park Skyhawks, the NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, in partnership with Kenneth S. Nugent, Attorneys at Law, hosted a basketball clinic earlier this month for 70 youth at Welcome All Park in South Fulton. The clinic was conducted by the coaching staff of the Skyhawks, including Head Coach Steve Gansey. Assistant coaches Ronnie Burrell and Da’Sean Butler joined Gansey to teach kids fundamentals of the game and fine-tune their skills. “Getting out in the community to engage with kids and teach them the game we all love is one of the best parts of the job,” said Gansey. “It was great to get outside and spend the day with the kids, and with the help of Ken Nugent and his team it was an amazing event.”  The clinic helped strengthen basketball...
Back-to-School Events Offer Free Backpacks, Haircuts and More
Community, Events, Schools

Back-to-School Events Offer Free Backpacks, Haircuts and More

Looking for free backpacks, haircuts and more to get ready for the upcoming school year? There are a number of back-to-school events planned to help parents and students prepare to head back to the classroom, and celebrate the end of the summer with a little bit of fun. Backpacks Galore and Other Giveaways Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington will host his 8th Annual It Takes a Village Back-to-School Giveaway July 29 at Wolf Creek Library, 3100 Enon Road, from 5-6 p.m. Register via Eventbrite. The 3rd Annual Healthy Family Fun and Sports Day returns to Sandtown Park, 5320 Campbellton Rd. on July 30 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event, in partnership with Councilmembers Catherine Foster Rowell and Carmalitha Gumbs, features food, entertainment and vendors offering a vari...
South Fulton PRCA to Hold Master Plan Open House on Jan. 29
Community, Events, Government

South Fulton PRCA to Hold Master Plan Open House on Jan. 29

The City of South Fulton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) and the Parks and Recreation System Master Plan Consulting Team will hold an open house on Jan. 29. Residents are invited to attend. Residents will be able to learn more about the citywide Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Master Plan and provide ideas for how its findings may relate to individual parks. They also will be able to give input about specific improvements they would like at their parks. “The purpose of the parks master plan is to identify the needs and priorities of the community from a parks and recreation standpoint, and look at ways to enhance the parks system as well as programs in the community,” said Carlos Perez, the consultant leading the effort. Early findings revealed th...
‘Happy Hour Yoga’ Brings New Meaning to the Weekend Wind Down
Health

‘Happy Hour Yoga’ Brings New Meaning to the Weekend Wind Down

There’s a new “happy hour” in South Fulton that’s challenging residents to take a different approach to how they start their weekend wind down. Dr. Niesha Cherry returns this Friday, September 27 to Welcome All Park (4255 Will Lee Road) for Happy Hour Yoga at 6:00 p.m. The one-hour session offers an intense but relaxing outdoor workout experience. And Dr. Cherry says you don’t have to completely trade in your martini glass for a yoga mat. With class ending by 7:00 p.m., there’s still plenty of time for some Friday night fun. “I've combined a number of yoga techniques that accommodate participants from beginner level to more advanced levels,” she said. “I've also created a playlist that helps set the tone and vibe for every class. The yoga participants will get a...
125 Donors Needed for Citywide Blood Drive in South Fulton
Community

125 Donors Needed for Citywide Blood Drive in South Fulton

The American Red Cross is partnering with The City of South Fulton and the Office of the Chaplain to hold a citywide blood drive on September 27 aimed at raising awareness for the urgent need for blood. The drive is also being held to encourage minority and faith-based communities to give now in honor of Sickle Cell Awareness Month in September. Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic blood disease in the U.S., and patients often require regular blood transfusions. Transfusions from blood donors of the same ethnic background are most beneficial as they have less chance of causing complications for the recipient. “It is vital that the blood supply for the Red Cross reflect the diversity of our population to best meet the needs of all,” said City Chaplain Warren Henry. “Whethe...
MLB Great Marquis Grissom Launches Fall Baseball League at Welcome All Park
Sports

MLB Great Marquis Grissom Launches Fall Baseball League at Welcome All Park

When Marquis Grissom caught the final out in the 1995 World Series, he secured the Atlanta Braves' only world championship win. Now he's helping to groom another generation of world class players. The Marquis Grissom Baseball Association (MGBA) has partnered with the city of South Fulton to elevate the baseball programming offered at Welcome All Park. Registration is currently open for the fall baseball league, an eight week program that starts on August 14. Ages seven to 13 are eligible to participate. The cost is $190 and families can register using the parks and recreation department's CivicRec app. "I'm passionate about the game of baseball," said Grissom, who played in the Major League for 17 years, earning distinction as an MVP, two-time All Star, four-time Gold Glove A...
Divine Nine 5K

Divine Nine 5K

The Divine Nine 5K returns to Welcome All Park on June 8. Now in its fourth year, the annual race attracts hundreds of participants to raise funds for college scholarships and community programs. Participants are welcome to run, jog or walk. For those up to the challenge, event organizers have added a 9K course.
Divine Nine 5K Returns to Welcome All Park on June 8
Events

Divine Nine 5K Returns to Welcome All Park on June 8

The Divine Nine 5K returns to Welcome All Park on June 8. Now in its fourth year, the annual race attracts hundreds of participants to raise funds for college scholarships and community programs. Participants are welcome to run, jog or walk. For those up to the challenge, event organizers have added a 9K course. The Divine Nine 5K is organized by the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Greater Atlanta (NPHC Atlanta), a non-profit that serves as a local chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, a collaborative organization of the nine historic Black Greek Lettered fraternities and sororities.  It is a graduate council and has representatives from more than 20 chapters in the metropolitan Atlanta area.   Registration for the Divine Nine 5K is $35 and includes a t-shirt, chip tim...

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