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Fun run to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Fun run to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

CUMMING, Ga. -- Polo Golf and Country Club will host a fun family event this weekend to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Activities include a 2.5-mile fun run and a post-race party with trophies, a bounce house and a barbecue lunch.

The race will be held Saturday, Apr. 27. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the run scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

In honor of its 25th anniversary, the country club plans to donate $500 to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit that helps injured servicemen and women, at the event.

"We are very excited to be celebrating Polo's 25th anniversary and are happy to be directly involved in this great cause," club general manager Dan Moscar said in a statement.

Registration for the fun run is $25 through Apr. 24 and $35 after.

Visit pologolfandcountryclub.com for more information and to sign up.

Golden Games to begin May 1

Golden Games to begin May 1

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The 19th annual North Fulton Golden Games will begin next month, and it's not too late to sign up to participate in the fun.

The Golden Games give north Fulton County residents over age 50 the opportunity to engage in a little friendly competition. Events range from bowling to mahjong, diving to tennis, softball to track and field.

Opening ceremonies will be held Wednesday, May 1 at 9:30 a.m. at Newtown Park in Johns Creek. The Games will wrap up on Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at the Helene Mills Senior Multipurpose Center in Sandy Springs.

Visit roswellslc.org to sign up for the Golden Games and get more information about this year's events. Registration is $15 and includes most games, a T-shirt and a picnic lunch on opening day. Additional costs include $10 for bowling, $10 for bocce and $45 for a May 14 golf tournament at the Alpharetta Athletic Club.

Don't miss the 2013 Milton Earth Day Festival

Don't miss the 2013 Milton Earth Day Festival

MILTON, Ga. -- Get ready to celebrate our planet and the many fun things we can do to keep it healthy, because on Saturday, April 20, the City of Milton and Milton Grows Green are proud to the present the 2013 Milton Earth Day Festival.

Now in its fourth year, this Earth Day Festival is shaping up to be the best ever! Held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in beautiful Crabapple at Friendship Community Park, this year's festival features food, family friendly entertainment, environmental vendors, and much more. Parking is available at Crabapple First Baptist Church.

Thanks to presenting sponsor Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Milton Grows Green is able to bring more a wide variety of activities educational exhibits and environmentally friendly products and services to the community, including:

Food vendors

Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery were chosen Monday morning.

If you weren't picked, don't despair. There are still plenty of local 10Ks, half marathons and other ways to challenge yourself between now and Independence Day.

Here are a few of the upcoming races in metro Atlanta. All of them have options that are longer than a 5K (or 3.1 miles); all start times and costs listed are for the longer races.

Check active.com and Run Georgia year-round for all the events in the area.

Fulton residents encouraged to 'Walk Ga.'

Fulton residents encouraged to 'Walk Ga.'

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension wants all residents to develop regular physical activity habits, get healthier and have fun while “walking across Georgia”.  Daily activities such as walking the dog, going for a jog and playing catch with the kids quickly add up to virtual miles that are used to “walk” across the state. 

“We invite all residents who made New Year’s resolutions to get fit and be healthier to join our initiative,” says Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “Although this event is called Walk Georgia, any form of activity can be logged to track mileage.  The primary goal is to get moving.”

Bowl-a-Thon to benefit Cambridge HS girls' lacrosse

Bowl-a-Thon to benefit Cambridge HS girls' lacrosse

MILTON, Ga. -- The Cambridge High School Lady Bears have planned a fun event to raise money for their lacrosse team.

The sports program's first annual Bowl-a-Thon will be held Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at Brunswick Zone in Roswell. All proceeds will benefit the girls' lacrosse team.

Write to lacrosse coach Pam Masinko at pmasinko@yahoo.com to learn more or to sponsor a lacrosse player at the Bowl-a-Thon.

Brunswick Zone is located at 785 Old Roswell Road.