17th Annual Hustle for Hope 5K Run-Walk will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Lester Road Christian Church, 3900 Newton Road, Fairburn, GA 30213. A 100 meter Heroes of Hope race will be held for our friends with special needs. This will be a fun filled day for the entire family. All proceeds from the race benefit Southwest Christian Care, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality hospice care for terminally ill patients, children with special needs, seniors, and their families. For more information or to register visit our website at www.SWChristianCare.org or call 770-969-8354
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The Atlanta Hawks’ Jamal Crawford, who came off the bench in all 79 games in which he appeared this season, is the winner of the 2009-10 NBA Sixth Man Award presented by Kia Motors as the league’s best player in a reserve role, the NBA announced today.
Crawford received 580 of a possible 610 points, including 110 of a possible 122 first-place votes, from a panel of 122 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Jason Terry of the Dallas Mavericks, who won the award last season, finished second with 220 points and Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers finished third with 126 points.
In order to be eligible for this award, players had to have come off the bench in more games than they started. Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.
As part of its support of the Sixth Man Award, Kia Motors America will donate a 2011 Kia Sorento CUV on behalf of Crawford to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. Kia Motors will present a brand new Sorento, the Official Vehicle of the NBA, to the charity of choice of each of four 2009-10 season-end award winners as part of the “The NBA Performance Awards Presented by Kia Motors.” Following this season, Kia Motors will have donated a total of 12 new vehicles to charity since the program began in 2008.
Crawford, Atlanta’s second leading scorer at 18.0 ppg, led the league in that category among players who didn’t start a game and paced the team in scoring 27 times. He ranked seventh overall in three-point field goals (163) and 18th in free throw percentage (.857). Over the last 40 years, only Ricky Pierce (1989-90, 23.0 ppg) posted a higher scoring average without starting a single game. His 163 three-pointers were the second most by a bench player since Chuck Person of the Indiana Pacers connected for 164 in 1991-92. Crawford recorded nine four-point plays, bringing his all-time NBA-leading career total to 28. The 6-5 guard scored at least 20 points 32 times, including one 30-point effort. Crawford scored his 10,000th career point at Golden State Feb. 21, and dished out his 2,500th career assist at Sacramento Nov. 4.
The 2009-10 NBA Sixth Man Award presented by Kia Motors is part of a series of on-court performance awards called “The NBA Performance Awards Presented by Kia Motors.” The series, currently in its third season, is a significant part of the multiyear marketing partnership between Kia Motors America and the NBA, and also includes the Most Improved Player, Defensive Player and Most Valuable Player of the Year awards. It also includes the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month presented by Kia Motors, which are awarded during the regular season. For more information on the “The NBA Performance Awards Presented by Kia Motors” visit www.NBA.com/performanceawards.
Below are the voting results for the 2009-10 NBA Sixth Man Award presented by Kia Motors:
2009-10 NBA SIXTH MAN AWARD PRESENTED BY KIA MOTORS VOTING
Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd 580
Jamal Crawford Atlanta 110 10 - 580
Jason Terry Dallas 6 48 46 220
Anderson Varejao Cleveland 2 32 20 126
Manu Ginobili San Antonio 2 17 14 75
JR Smith Denver - 4 21 33
Lamar Odom LA Lakers 1 6 2 25
Paul Millsap Utah 1 2 4 15
Carl Landry Sacramento - 2 6 12
Udonis Haslem Miami - - 5 5
Marcus Thornton New Orleans - 1 - 3
Kyle Lowry Houston - - 1 1
Jared Dudley Phoenix - - 1 1
Kevin Love Minnesota - - 1 1
Al Harrington New York - - 1 1
ALL-TIME NBA SIXTH MAN AWARD PRESENTED BY KIA MOTORS WINNERS
1982-83 Bobby Jones, Philadelphia 76ers
1983-84 Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
1984-85 Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
1985-86 Bill Walton, Boston Celtics
1986-87 Ricky Pierce, Milwaukee Bucks
1987-88 Roy Tarpley, Dallas Mavericks
1988-89 Eddie Johnson, Phoenix Suns
1989-90 Ricky Pierce, Milwaukee Bucks
1990-91 Detlef Schrempf, Indiana Pacers
1991-92 Detlef Schrempf, Indiana Pacers
1992-93 Clifford Robinson, Portland Trail Blazers
1993-94 Dell Curry, Charlotte Hornets
1994-95 Anthony Mason, New York Knicks
1995-96 Toni Kukoc, Chicago Bulls
1996-97 John Starks, New York Knicks
1997-98 Danny Manning, Phoenix Suns
1998-99 Darrell Armstrong, Orlando Magic
1999-00 Rodney Rogers, Phoenix Suns
2000-01 Aaron McKie, Philadelphia 76ers
2001-02 Corliss Williamson, Detroit Pistons
2002-03 Bobby Jackson, Sacramento Kings
2003-04 Antawn Jamison, Dallas Mavericks
2004-05 Ben Gordon, Chicago Bulls
2005-06 Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies
2006-07 Leandro Barbosa, Phoenix Suns
2007-08 Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs
2008-09 Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks
2009-10 Jamal Crawford, Atlanta Hawks
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
/PRNewswire/ -- Rocky Balboa couldn't have told a better story than Evander Holyfield. Saturday night, the 47-year-old Holyfield became the oldest man to capture the World Heavyweight Championship, the fifth time in his storied career that the "Real Deal" has captured world title honors. With the crowd at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas chanting, "Holyfield! Holyfield!," the boxing legend stopped Francois Botha with a right hook at 2:05 remaining in the eighth round to become the new WBF World Heavyweight Champion. The knockout win improves Holyfield's career record to 43-10-2, with 28 KOs.
"For me, this win represents the power of faith," Holyfield said. "I wanted to show people that you can win and achieve your goals no matter what because through God all things are possible."
Holyfield also said that he looks forward to bringing renewed attention and excitement to the Heavyweight Division.
The 47-year-old Holyfield was fighting for the first time since December 2008. He has always been known for his innovative, scientifically-based training methods, which have kept his body in peak condition well past the age when most fighters have retired. He soon will be introducing his own line of revolutionary nutritional products to the public to help people look and feel their best.
Next, Holyfield has his sights set on David Haye and the Klitschko brothers, Wladimir and Vitali, who all hold other major versions of the World Title. Following Saturday's victory, Holyfield issued a challenge to settle the score in the ring.
"There's only one world, so there should only be one World Heavyweight Champion," Holyfield said. "I am going to be the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World again."
Holyfield is represented by Womble Carlyle Corporate & Securities/Sports & Entertainment attorney Bernard H. Coleman, Jr.
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Atlanta Braves, Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain Park, World of Coca-Cola, and Six Flags Over Georgia Team Up to Launch MVP Package
Ticket combo packages at substantial savings available now at: braves.com/mvp
The Atlanta Braves have teamed up with the Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain Park, World of Coca-Cola, and Six Flags Over Georgia to launch the MVP Ticket Package, which includes admission to all five attractions for $89.00, a savings of almost 37%.
The $89.00 Most Valuable Package includes:
· An Outfield Pavilion ticket to any Braves game in 2010 (retail value $28.00)
· A Six Flags Over Georgia admission ticket (retail value $44.99)*
· A Georgia Aquarium admission ticket (retail value $26.00)
· Stone Mountain One-Day All Attractions Pass (retail value $27.00)*
· World of Coca-Cola admission ticket (retail value $15.00)
Total retail value: $140.99 – Total Savings: $51.99
*Please refer to braves.com/mvp for Six Flags and Stone Mountain Park operating schedule and hours.
Fans can also choose from an assortment of ticket combination packages including:
· Triple Play Ticket Pack: An Upper Box ticket to any Braves game in 2010 + admission to two of the other MVP attractions (Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain Park, World of Coca-Cola, or Six Flags Over Georgia) starting at $44.50
· Double Play Ticket Pack: An Upper Box ticket to any Braves game in 2010 + admission to one other MVP a
ttraction (Stone Mountain Park, World of Coca-Cola, or Six Flags Over Georgia) starting at $24.50 · The Big Catch: An Outfield Pavilion ticket to any Braves game in 2010 + admission to Georgia Aquarium for $37.00
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Monday, April 5, 2010
PRNewswire/ On your mark! Get set! Go! Registration for the 5K Run / Walk at the Third-Annual Bremen BRIDGE Festival is now available www.BremenBridgeFest.com. This annual family celebration will take place on Saturday, May 15, 2010 and will benefit BRIDGE, a West Georgia program designed to Bring Rescue in Drug Gripped Environments. The emphasis of this year's event is that Bremen is building a Bridge to help our pre-teens and teens find the right path to a drug free life.
In addition to the 5K, there will be activities for the whole family to enjoy including live entertainment including a Bremen Idol competition - music and other performances, a series of athletic competitions hosted by the Bremen Recreation Department, an antique car exhibit, a community prayer, drug awareness and community clean-up projects and food vendors. Visitors will also have the chance to learn about living healthier with on-site information booths and complimentary basic health screenings.
"Including the Fun Run, this annual event helps us to promote health among our participants and raise funds to help BRIDGE continue to teach our children the benefit of living well, including saying no to drugs," said Dr. William Parrish, a physician with Primary Care of Bremen and co-chair of the BRIDGE organization. "It's an issue that affects the entire community, but is also one we can help resolve together." Adds Chief Keith Pesnell, Co-Chair Chair of BRIDGE, "To keep our teens drug free, we have to educate and remind our kids and ourselves, and lead by example."
To register for the 5K Run / Walk or become a sponsor or vendor, please call 404-961-2230 or email interest to: info@BremenBridgeFest.com. Additional information is available at www.BremenBridgeFest.com.
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