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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.

Henry County Parks and Rec offers Summer Day and Teen Camps

Henry County Parks and Rec offers Summer Day and Teen Camps

 

The end of another school year is upon us and what better way to keep your kids busy and happy all summer long than by participating in Henry County Parks and Recreation’s Summer Day and Teen Camps?

The Henry County Parks and Recreation Department is once again offering a Summer Day Camp and a Teen Camp, both promising to be fun-filled summer experiences. Field trips for both camps include the World of Coke, CNN, Southern Belle Farm, the Yellow River Ranch, the Varsity, Rock Ranch, Fernbank and Dixieland. Children in the Day Camp will enjoy swimming at High Falls State Park and campers with the Teen Camp will enjoy weekly outings to Six Flags and Six Flags White Water.

DEALCHICKEN | Half-price golf in Locust Grove

DEALCHICKEN | Half-price golf in Locust Grove

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. -- Escape from the office and into the warm weather with a great golf offer from DealChicken.

This week, DealChicken members can take advantage of a weekday round of golf at Eagle's Brooke Country Club for only $25. That's half the usual price of $50 for a full round, plus two buckets of range balls. This deal can also be used on weekends for only $5 more -- a $65 value for a mere $30.

This offer expires on Dec. 4, 2012. Eagle's Brooke Country Club is located at 300 Lester Mill Road in Locust Grove.

Learn more about DealChicken and sign up for its "eggcellent" daily discounts on restaurants, services, shopping and travel at www.dealchicken.com/atlanta-ga.

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)

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.

Red Hawk baseball complex officially opens for baseball season

Red Hawk baseball complex officially opens for baseball season

 

Henry County’s newest baseball filed, the Red Hawk Baseball Complex, officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 16, which coincided with the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Atlanta Super NIT Baseball Tournament, held over the weekend at various baseball fields throughout the County.  

District I Commissioner Warren Holder welcomed those in attendance and reminisced about his own days playing baseball.

“On behalf of the Henry County Board of Commissioners I would like to welcome each of you here to the Henry County Red Hawk complex. This Red Hawk Complex was the result of some concerted efforts by various people throughout this County that converted this soccer complex into a baseball complex to give an opportunity to many of our residents in Henry County as well as to people from out of state,” said Holder.