Opportunities abound for Atlantans and basketball fans to get in on March Madness by participating in a range of activities taking place during the upcoming Final Four weekend.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School is the new home of the MLK pool.
GRANT PARK — City of Atlanta officials including Councilwoman Carla Smith and Councilman Kwanza Hall recently announced the official re-opening and relocation of the Martin Luther King public pool. In partnership with the Atlanta Public Schools System, the new public pool is now at Martin Luther King Middle School. Due to safety concerns at the original Martin Luther King Natatorium, the facility has been closed and Atlanta residents can now use the pool at King Middle School. The school, located at 582 Connally St. SE, is within a two-mile radius of the natatorium. There is an indoor six-lane, 25 meter pool as well as locker room facilities with showers, which are all located on the bottom floor of the middle school. Parking also is …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The IOC's decision to remove one of its oldest sports sent shock waves throughout the wrestling world. Patch wants to know what you think.
The recent decision by the International Olympic Committee to drop wrestling from the 2020 Summer Games stunned and disappointed wrestling coaches across metro Atlanta. The IOC’s decision really hit home with Patrick Ryan during the recent Georgia wrestling championship tournament in Macon. Ryan, Lithonia High School’s wrestling coach, said his all-time best wrestler told him, “I don’t even want to wrestle anymore.” “Here is my all-time greatest wrestler, telling me he wants to quit,” Ryan said, “and I had to convince him to keep going.” In a secret vote, the International Olympic Committee’s executive board decided to eliminate wrestling from the Olympics. The committee agreed to pare down the 26 sports it features to 25 so that a new …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Arturo Holmes hopes the sport of wrestling isn't down for the count, when it comes to the Olympic games.
Arturo Holmes first began training young wrestlers in his home on Boulevard in 1992. Twenty years later, he’s added camps for elementary-aged wrestlers to what is now The Wrestling Center and has moved to a new facility in Smyrna, and he’s not pleased about the International Olympic Committee’s decision to eliminate wrestling from the Olympics beginning in 2020. In a secret vote, the International Olympic Committee’s executive board decided to eliminate wrestling from the Olympics, starting in 2020. But many actively involved in a grassroots movement and those whose hope for the sport just won’t go down for the count may be enough to keep the sport in the international elite competition. “It was always part of the Olympics,” Holmes told …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Atlantans need to take a hard look at all of the possible costs related to a new stadium and not allow decisions to be made behind closed doors. Otherwise, Atlanta could end up with buyer's remorse like that of other cities that have built stadiums.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Today is the day that high school athletes can formally commit to college programs.
Today the lives of young high school athletes throughout the country will change, as high school students officially make announcements about who they are choosing to play their college ball with. Atlanta Public Schools and its student-athletes held its annual APS Signing Day ceremony at Carver High School’s Leate Hall Auditorium on Wednesday morning. APS has a few notable signings this year: Click here to see a complete list.
Monday, February 4, 2013
After last week's school shooting, Price Middle School displays its stronger security measures.
The Atlanta Public Schools system has informed parents and staff that the planned middle school basketball playoff games that are were scheduled to be played on Monday at Price Middle School, are going ahead as scheduled despite the shooting incident on Thursday afternoon. According to the article at TalkUp APS, "attendees will see a visible security presence at the school; in addition, undercover security will be integrated into the population." Atlanta Public Schools safety and security officials are implementing a reinforced plan for the school and the playoff game, to ensure that all students, parents and community stakeholders are safe. Metal detectors have been in place at Price Middle School for some time, but it is thought that …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Check out these great specials and deals for The Big Game!
Looking for a place to watch The Big Game with other sports fans to cheer on the Ravenation or, if you're bold, to root on those 49ers? There are plenty of places in East Atlanta and throughout Atlanta with great specials just for Super Bowl Sunday. P'Cheen (701 Highland Ave. NE) presents The Great 'Merican Super Bowl Party, starting at 7 p.m., with a massive projector screen, flat screens, beer and shot specials, Alex's wings, popcorn bar and DJ Loweki. You can also get in on the Sunday Social Shuffle tailgate party beforehand from 1-6 p.m. with bottomless mimosas, $3 beers and shots. The Albert at 918 Austin Ave. has nine big screens for your viewing pleasure and a Super Bowl special of San Francisco's Anchor Steam Beer and 10 Raven …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Right now, you could be rewarded for submitting your own ideas for helping others get outdoors through “Discover the Forest's Get Your Community Outdoors!” Challenge.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The 50th running of the Atlanta Track Club-sponsored event will begin and end at Midtown's Atlantic Station.
The Atlanta Track Club’s 2012 Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay will be run along the city streets on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Last year, nearly 1,200 marathon participants and 300 relay teams toed the line and a big turnout is expected for this weekend's event, as well. Sunday will mark the 50th running of the Atlanta Marathon, which was previously held in conjunction with the Atlanta Half Marathon on Thanksgiving Day. The 26.2-mile course starts and finishes at Midtown’s Atlantic Station and gives runners a tour of Atlanta. The race begins at 7 a.m. and participants will be running past well known Atlanta sites and neighborhoods including Centennial Olympic Park, Turner Field, Grant Park, Inman Park the Oakland Cemetery and Old Fourth …