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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.

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.

3 more players added to Silverbacks roster

3 more players added to Silverbacks roster

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Silverbacks have signed two new midfielders and a forward to the roster for the 2012 season.

Nico Colaluca, Jordan Davis and David Santamaria will join the team at its training camp on Thursday.

"We're very pleased to bring back Nico and Jordan and add David to our roster for the 2012 seasn," director of soccer Rodrigo Rios said. "All three of them are technically gifted players who know the league well and can add great depth to our team."

Time to register for winter sports leagues

Baseball & Softball Registration begins Dec. 4, 2011 to March 10, 2012 The season will start Saturday, March 31, 2012.
Where: Redan Recreation Center (1839 Phillips Road, Lithonia GA 30058).
When: Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.     Soccer Registration begins Dec. 12, 2011 to Feb. 13, 2012 Register at any DeKalb County Recreation Center.     Flag Football Registration begins Dec. 4, 2011 to March 10, 2012 Where: Redan Recreation Center (1839 Phillips Road, Lithonia GA 30058).
When: Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.

WNBA's Atlanta Dream to bring "crash your court" to Tucker High School on Friday

WNBA's Atlanta Dream to bring "crash your court" to Tucker High School on Friday

Tucker - The defending WNBA Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream, in partnership with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, is bringing its "Crash Your Court" halftime show to the 2nd annual DeKalb Elite Hardwood Classic. The tournament features teams representing 12 state championships.

"Crash the Court" brings the experience of a professional basketball game to top girls' high school tournaments. The event features Atlanta Dream guard Lindsey Harding and includes appearances by in-game host C.J. Simpson and team mascot Star, giveaways, contests, and performances by the Shooting Stars cheer team.

 

WHEN:

Friday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Redan vs. Southwest DeKalb girls basketball 

WHERE:

Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon

Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon

 

Expect road closures on Sunday as runners discover Atlanta one mile at a time at the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 30, 2011. The 26.2 mile urban course starts and finishes at Atlantic Station taking participants on a tour of Atlanta past well-known Atlanta sites and neighborhoods such as Georgia Tech, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, Turner Field, Grant Park, Oakland Cemetery, Martin Luther King Center, Piedmont Park, Buckhead and the famous Peachtree Road.

Below are some important resources for spectators and residents / businesses located along the course.