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BEST SPOTS: The Atlanta Braves #BravesBash

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves held their first #BravesBash social media event on Sunday evening after a matchup against the Chicago Cubs.

Although Dan Uggla broke his 33-game streak an hour before, he and all of his teammates put their smiles on and were perfectly poised to chat with fans from across the United States.

The Braves steamed a behind-the-scenes look at their first effort on their website. The event had multiple stations for fan interaction: they hosted a Conference Call, Skype with Fans, they moderated a Twitter conversation, streamed Peter Moylan’s talkshow which was named by his Twitter followers and hosted simultaneous online chats.

As a result of the effort, the team gained about 3,000 Twitter followers and acquired 16,500 Facebook likes.

RivalsHigh ranks two local teams on National Top 20 list

RivalsHigh ranks two local teams on National Top 20 list

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – According to RivalsHigh, a national football sports ranking website, Stone Mountain’s Stevenson High School ranked No. 17 and Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone came in at No. 16 for the sites preseason football rankings.

RivalsHigh says that Stephenson got their number 17 spot because it “may have more Division I talent than any team in the county entering this season”.

And according to the site, Sandy Creek is returning “a lot of its starters from last season’s title run”.

RivalsHigh Senior Analyst Dallas Jackson says “The rankings are determined through a long and thorough evaluation process beginning in early June with more than 600 teams.”

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.

Atlanta Dreams Back to School Game $8.00 Tickets

Atlanta Dreams Back to School Game $8.00 Tickets

JULY 28, 7:00 PM

Philips Arena

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Get out this week and hike or bike in Stone Mountain Village

Get out this week and hike or bike in Stone Mountain Village

Stone Mountain, GA --  The PATH Foundation has created a network of off-road trails in and around Atlanta for walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters.  This system of scenic greenways, preserves our region's forested character and offers opportunities for families to enjoy nature together.

The PATH terminates in Stone Mountain Park and runs right through the village.  Stone Mountain Village is home and destination to many cycling and hiking enthusiasts.

Visit the following links for more:

http://pathfoundation.org/trails/atlanta-dekalb-system/

http://aztec-cycles.com/

 

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.