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2 Dynamo swimmers to participate in FINA Swimming World Cup Tour

2 Dynamo swimmers to participate in FINA Swimming World Cup Tour

CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- Dynamo Swim Club is used to producing champions.

Over the summer, one of its athletes, 18-year-old Matias Koski, made it to the London Olympics, swimming for his native Finland.

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Now, two more swimmers from the Chamblee-based club are making a splash on the international swimming scene.

Gunnar Bentz and Kylie Stewart, both 16, will participate in the European leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup Tour. They are among only eight junior U.S. swimmers to make the team.

Jason Turcotte, head coach and CEO of Dynamo, will lead the American team. Olympians Jessica Hardy and Anthony Ervin and NCAA national champion Tom Shields will also accompany the swimmers on their tour, which stops in Moscow on Oct. 17-18 and Berlin on Oct. 20-21.

Run a holiday race

Run a holiday race

ATLANTA -- It still feels like summer outside, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start thinking about a holiday-themed race.

In fact, many of the runs are happening sooner than you may believe.

Take a look at some of the upcoming 5Ks, 10Ks and more in metro Atlanta. Many of them raise money for worthwhile seasonal causes.

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.

KSU unveils new athletics logo

KSU unveils new athletics logo

KENNESAW, Ga. -- The Kennesaw State University Owls have a new logo.

KSU athletic director Vaughn Williams unveiled the new logo Tuesday. The image was created in partnership with Ohio-based Rickabaugh Graphics.

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"This is another step forward for Kennesaw State University to continue expanding and exposing its image to our community," Williams said in a statement. "It also provides Kennesaw State students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community an opportunity to wear KSU athletics apparel with great pride and help market Kennesaw State University, its athletics department and teams."

Clothing and merchandise with the new logo will become available for purchase Wednesday in the KSU bookstore, the Walmart Supercenter on Chastain Meadows Parkway and local College Station stores.

Golf outing to help families in need

Golf outing to help families in need

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Golf enthusiasts everywhere are invited to attend the 12th annual golf outing sponsored by the Men of St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

The Marietta-based church holds the event to raise funds for needy families in metro Atlanta. It will be held on Monday, May 21 at Eagle Watch Golf Club.

"We will have a great day of golf at Eagle Watch," Men of St. Andrew United Methodist Church president Gordon Mosley said in a statement. "This is the only fundraiser that our group has each year to help us meet the needs of less fortunate families in our area during Thanksgiving and Christmas."

"For the last few years, we have provided a week's supply of groceries, including turkeys or hams, for 75 families during Thanksgiving and Christmas," Mosley added. "We have also provided Christmas gifts to their 200 children."