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Aug. 30 named College Colors Day at KSU

Aug. 30 named College Colors Day at KSU

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Friday, Aug. 30 will be designated College Colors Day at Kennesaw State University, the school announced Monday.

This is the seventh year in a row the university has hosted a College Colors Day in Kennesaw and surrounding cities.

KSU President Dan Papp and Athletic Director Vaughn Williams plan to meet on Monday, Aug. 26 to sign the College Colors Day proclamation. They will be joined by the mayors of several nearby towns, including Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood, Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin, Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews and Powder Springs Mayor Patricia Vaughn.

College Colors Day kicks off the university's fall athletic season and gives Owls fans a chance to proudly show off their black and gold.

Run for Wounded Heroes returns to Kennesaw

Run for Wounded Heroes returns to Kennesaw

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Atlanta-area runners are invited to show their support of the Wounded Warrior Project at a 5K in Cobb County next month.

The fourth annual Run for Wounded Heroes will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 in downtown Kennesaw.

Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the race scheduled to be off and running at 8 a.m. There is also a one-mile fun run option at 7:30 a.m.

Both races begin at Kennesaw First Baptist Church on North Main Street and end in front of Eaton Chiropractic on South Main Street.

The price is $25 through Saturday, July 27 and $30 after. Technical T-shirts are guaranteed for everyone who pre-registers. Runners also have the option of paying $5 to be entered into a raffle to win two sets of two round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines.

Visit herorun.us for more information or to sign up for the race.

Dream Dash to benefit Kennesaw teens

Dream Dash to benefit Kennesaw teens

KENNESAW, Ga. -- This year's Dream Dash 5K will be held Saturday, June 15 in downtown Kennesaw.

Money raised by the annual race will benefit the Kennesaw Dream Foundation, which supports the Kennesaw Teen Center.

On-site registration and packet pickup will begin at 6:30 a.m., with a one-mile fun run scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K expected to begin at 8 a.m.

Race officials say the course is flat and fast, winding through downtown Kennesaw and Swift-Cantrell Park.

Registration is $25 in advance. To learn more and sign up, visit dd5k.com.

Fitness challenge 5K coming to Kennesaw

Fitness challenge 5K coming to Kennesaw

KENNESAW, Ga. -- If a plain old 5K is no longer challenging enough for you, the Bunz & Gunz Fitness Challenge gives you the opportunity to take it up a notch.

This enhanced race includes obstacles like overhead squats, medicine ball tosses, tire flips and jumps, and weighted pulls -- all while running a 5K.

A Bunz & Gunz Fitness Challenge will be held this Saturday, May 25 at the School of Hardknox gym in Kennesaw.

Learn more at bunzngunz.com.

School of Hardknox is located at 1719 North Roberts Road.

Improving your golf game could change a child's life

Improving your golf game could change a child's life

ATLANTA -- You can help a child recover from abuse and neglect, just by playing a round of golf.

Camp Horizon, a non-profit organization, is holding a golf tournament to benefit children who are in foster care, recovering from abuse.

The Hope on the Horizon golf tournament takes place at the Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw Monday, Apr. 22 at 10 a.m. There is an entry fee of $125 per player, or $500 per foursome. Participants need to register by Apr. 8.

Organizers say the round of golf will make a big difference. Camp Horizon leaders say 40,000 children in Georgia are victims of abuse; every 13 minutes, a child is victimized. And children who are harmed are six times more likely to continue the cycle of abuse.

KSU launches website to promote football program

KSU launches website to promote football program

KENNESAW, Ga. -- The Kennesaw State University Department of Athletics has launched a website -- kennesawstatefootball.com -- to provide details on the school's new football program.

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The site introduces fans to a new Priority Seating program developed by The Owls Fund for Fifth Third Bank Stadium, according to a statement on the site.

The main goal of the seating plan is "to achieve an equitable distribution of seating" to the 8,300-seat facility, which will host the inaugural Owls football game in the fall of 2015, according to the statement.

Visitors to the site can also buy Owls fan gear and see a stadium seating chart.

Cobb Summer Camps approaching registration

Cobb Summer Camps approaching registration

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Registration will soon be open for Summer Camps in Cobb County. 

An official for Cobb County said camps this summer will cover a variety of interests, including arts and performance, recreation, tennis, golf, and therapeutics for those with special needs. Registration start dates and times vary across programs. A list is provided below.

Art Camps:

The Art Station - Big Shanty - March 14 - 9:30 a.m.

The Mable House Arts Center - March 12 - 9:30 a.m.

The Art Place - Mountain View - March 13 9:30 a.m.

Hyde and Seek - ARTventure Camp - March 13 9:30 a.m.

Art Performance Camps:

Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - March 26 - 9:30 a.m.

Recreation Center Day Camps:

Ron Anderson Recreation Center - April 15 - 6:00 p.m.

Fullers Recreation Center - April 16 - 6:00 p.m.

Fair Oaks Recreation Center - April 17 - 6:00 p.m.

Ward Recreation Center - April 18 - 6:00 p.m.