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Falcons prepare for Minicamp

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga -- The OTAs are winding down at the Atlanta Falcons' headquarters in Flowery Branch.  The voluntary off season workouts have been well attended and the participation looks to be paying off.

With new Offensive and Defensive Coordinators, the team has spent the past few weeks digesting changes that are being put in place for the 2012 season.  Wide receiver Harry Douglas is glad the changes are taking place this year rather than last summer, when the NFL teams were locked out.  Douglas has spent time working special teams as a punt returner during OTAs and says "I did it some during my roookie season and fell in love with it."  It will be something to watch for during training camp.

Meanwhile, Head Coach Mike Smith was pleased with the level of participation and what the team has accomplished during the OTAs and says the upcoming Minicamp will be a continuation of what has been taking place the past few weeks.

Win a 1-year membership to a Canongate Golf club

Win a 1-year membership to a Canongate Golf club

ATLANTA -- On Monday, Canongate Golf rolled out an initiative to get Georgians to go outside and play -- preferably on the links -- this summer.

This "Play" platform encourages metro Atlanta residents to spend some time outdoors, now that summer break is in full swing. The movement centers around an Environmental Protection Agency statistic, which says that Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors.

"At Canongate, we believe that golf can truly have a positive impact on the quality of life and have seen its effects firsthand through our members," Canongate Golf president and CEO Joe Guerra said in a statement. "We have challenged ourselves to create an array of programs and packages that make the sport more accessible and enjoyable for the entire family."

To celebrate the Play program, Canongate is giving locals a chance to win a free one-year membership to any of its 23 clubs throughout the metro area.

DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games scheduled May 1-11

DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games scheduled  May 1-11

 

DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces the return of the DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games, May 1 – 11, at venues across DeKalb.  DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs will host the 26th annual Olympic-style sports festival, which provides senior adults ages 50 and older an opportunity to compete in their favorite sports and meet other residents from across the county. Registration is currently underway and will close Friday, April 20.

Canongate hosting league for budding golfers

Canongate hosting league for budding golfers

ATLANTA -- Canongate Golf has announced plans for a summertime PGA Junior Golf League for children under age 13.

The league is designed to give budding golfers a less stressful environment to learn the game, practice and compete.

Get more information about the PGA Junior Golf League.

The price for the five-week league session is $165 for Canongate members and $200 for non-members. Registration closes on Sunday, May 6.

Canongate owns 23 golf clubs throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia, most of which will participate in the junior league program.

Acworth
Bentwater Golf Club (100 Golf Links Drive)

Cumming
Windermere Golf Club (5000 Davis Love Drive)

Dacula
Hamilton Mill (1995 Hamilton Mill Parkway)

Kids bowl free all summer at Stars and Strikes

Kids bowl free all summer at Stars and Strikes

ATLANTA -- Stars and Strikes bowling alleys are offering a great summer deal for families -- two free games of bowling every day.

The franchise has teamed up with Kids Bowl Free, a program that provides free bowling during the summertime months as a way of thanking the community for supporting local bowling alleys throughout the school year.

To take advantage of the free lane time, visit kidsbowlfree.com and sign up to receive daily free coupons in your email. Vouchers for two games are sent every day but Sunday through Aug. 31.

Stars and Strikes has locations in Cumming, Dacula, Dallas and Stone Mountain. Learn more at www.starsandstrikes.com.

6th annual Kiddie Olympics will be held at Hallford Stadium on May 3rd

6th annual Kiddie Olympics will be held at Hallford Stadium on May 3rd

The annual Kiddie Olympics will be held at Hallford Stadium, Decatur, Georgia on May 3, 2012 from 9am until 2pm. Over 40-50 child care facilities with over 3,000 pre-k students, teachers and parents, ages 3-5 from metro-Atlanta will engage in healthy competition to earn prizes and learn the importance of exercise and good physical fitness.

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race participant lottery were announced Monday.

If you weren't chosen, you still have plenty of other opportunities to run, jog, walk and enjoy a race day in the next few months.