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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.

Plan your child's summer at Cobb's Summer Camp Expo 2012

Plan your child's summer at Cobb's Summer Camp Expo 2012

 

Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will be hosting the Second Annual Cobb Summer Camp Expo 2012 on Saturday, March 17.

This event will be held 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Cobb Civic Center from . The Summer Camp Expo is your one-stop shop for summer camp programs for your children. You will find information about day camps, art camps, church camps, overnight camps, performing art programs, tennis camps and much more.

Admission is free.

The Cobb Civic Center is located at 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta GA 30060. For more information contact Wendy.Collins@cobbcounty.org or call (770) 528-8885. 

KSU Rallies to Stun UNC Asheville

KSU Rallies to Stun UNC Asheville

KENNESAW, Ga. - Sametria Gideon scored a career-high 25 points, leading for Lady Owls in double-figures in scoring as the Kennesaw State women's basketball team rallied from an 11-point deficit to stun UNC Asheville, 83-79, at the KSU Convocation Center Saturday night.

 The Lady Owls (4-6) trailed for the entire contest until late in the second half.  Down 11 with just under six minutes to go, a 3-pointer by Ashley Holliday sparked an, 8-0, run to get the Lady Owls back into the contest.  After a steal by Elaina Gray on the defensive end, Taylor Mills connected on a 3-pointer of her own to cut the lead down to five, 73-68.  Following a defensive stop, Holliday found Kristina Wells alone for a lay-up to slice the lead down to three with 4:30 left in the contest.

NCAA soccer finals to bring estimated $2.5M to Cobb

NCAA soccer finals to bring estimated $2.5M to Cobb

Kennesaw - Teams and fans in Kennesaw, Ga., this week for the NCAA women’s soccer finals are expected to generate millions for Cobb County’s economy, reports the Marietta Daily Journal.

Holly Bass, CEO of Cobb Travel and Tourism, told the newspaper the Kennesaw area could expect more than... Read this article at the Atlanta Business Chronicle

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $149 at ATA Martial Arts

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $149 at ATA Martial Arts

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Get in shape and learn self-defense with this weekend's fantastic DealChicken Atlanta deal.

Through Sunday night, DealChicken members can take advantage of 10 classes at ATA Martial Arts. Choose from Krav Maga classes for adults or Karate for Kids; either way, pay only $49 for a package valued at $149.

The deal gets even sweeter with 50 percent off basic karate gear for DealChicken members.

This offer expires on May 13, 2012. ATA Martial Arts has 21 locations throughout Metro Atlanta:

Acworth
* 3450 Cobb Parkway NW, Suite 190

Alpharetta
* 5354 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suite 212
* 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 530

Bogart
* 1011 Tower Place

KSU to add women's lacrosse program

KSU to add women's lacrosse program

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State University plans to make women's lacrosse the school's 17th NCAA Division I championship sport.

The Lady Owls will compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference beginning in 2013. All 16 of the school's existing sports have competed for A-Sun championships since 2005.

"Lacrosse is a sport that is growing very quickly in the Southeast, and it will be an excellent addition to our already strong offering of intercollegiate athletics at Kennesaw State," said KSU athletic director Vaughn Williams.

With the addition of women's lacrosse, KSU will be the first NCAA Division I athletic program in Metro Atlanta to sponsor the sport, and just one of two schools in Georgia to do so; the other program is at Mercer University in Macon.

KENNESAW: World-class skate park slated for city

KENNESAW: World-class skate park slated for city

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw plans to build a 40,000 square foot skate park in Swift-Cantrell Park, the city announced Friday.

The state-of-the-art project with the Rob Dyrdek Foundation will be one of the largest skate parks in the Southeast. Its design is based on those at competitive skate park plazas.

"A facility of this scope and quality will be great for local skateboarders, but will attract events from the entire Southeast region, bringing substantial potential economic benefit to Kennesaw," Mayor Mark Mathews said in a statement.

The skate park is expected to cost $1.2 million, $750,000 of which was approved by voters as part of the 2011 SPLOST. The remainder of the money will come from donations and grants.

SITE Design Group and California Skateparks will complete the project.