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Ball fields coming to Cool Springs Park

Ball fields coming to Cool Springs Park

FLOWERY BRANCH – (Hall County Government) The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to build three competition baseball fields at Cool Springs Park in northwestern Hall County. Construction will begin in about 60 days, and it will take 90-120 days to complete the fields, according to Public Works & Utilities Director Ken Rearden.

“I’m very pleased that we are able to provide sorely needed competition fields for the Chestatee area. Right now, families drive all over the county to play youth baseball. Having fields closer to home will allow more children to participate,” said District 2 Commissioner Billy Powell, in whose district the park is located.

The turf fields will include irrigation and fencing, a bathroom facility, and a gravel parking lot. Though lights will not be installed this year due to the cost, power lines will be run to the fields for the possibility of future lighting.

Peachtree Road Race T-Shirt Design Contest Deadline is March 1st

Peachtree Road Race T-Shirt Design Contest Deadline is March 1st

Atlanta, GA--  Artists that have ideas for the t-shirts to this year's Peachtree Road Race, only have a few more days to submit their designs.  March 1st is the official deadline for all entries into the 2011 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design Contest.

A panel of judges will narrow the field down to 5 finalists, which will have their designs revealed to the public on March 15th. (the same day that the online registration opens up for the race)  At that point, the public will have until April 30 to vote for their favorite T-shirt design and pick the lucky winner.

The winner is revealed on the 2011 Race Day and receives $1000, while the other 4 finalists receive $100.

Details regarding the 2011 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design Contest can be found at peachtreeroadrace.org/event-information/t-shirt-contest.

North Hall Senior Wins Nation's Best Award from ESPN and Gatorade

North Hall Senior Wins Nation's Best Award from ESPN and Gatorade

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by North Hall High)

In its 26th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Cody Barger of North Hall High School as its 2010-11 Gatorade Georgia Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.  Barger is the first Gatorade Georgia Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from North Hall High School. 

Field of Dreams Baseball Begins Today

Hall County Parks and Leisure Services’ Field of Dreams fall baseball season officially beings today.  Chopper, the Gwinnett Braves mascot, will be on site this Tuesday to surprise the children participating in the league.  Stop by for a chance to snap a picture with one of the area’s favorite mascots.

Participants will meet at the field on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., for the next six weeks. Registration is required, although, there is no fee to participate. 

Located in Alberta Banks Park, the “Field of Dreams” is a place where every child can play! Complete with a rubberized, accessible baseball field and playground, this sports complex even meets the needs of children with physical and developmental disabilities.

Field of Dreams is open to all school aged children and participants do not have to reside in Hall County.

The City of Atlanta Wins $50,000 Community Tennis Grant for "2010 Best Tennis Town" Finalist

Atlanta, GA-- Mayor Kasim Reed was at the 2010 U.S.

Chattahoochee Golf Course Closes on Mondays to Preserve Greens

Due to the excessive summer heat the City of Gainesville has decided to close Chattahoochee Golf Course on Mondays. City Manager Kip Padgett announced the plan today at the request of Golf Course Director Rodger Hogan. Hogan said the investment in the building of the bent grass greens is considerable and to lose them to heat would be devastating and costly to replace.

“We have experienced more than 40 days of temperatures over 90 degrees and in some cases over 100 degrees. We posted signs around the clubhouse today announcing that the course will be closed on Mondays beginning August 2 in order to give the greens a day to rest. We appreciate our customers understanding the precautionary measures we are taking to keep Chattahoochee in the best condition possible,” Hogan said.

Hogan also said many other courses are experiencing severe heat stress on their bent grass greens as well.