April 30, 2013
Atlanta Clippings — A new 2.6-mile closed course has been approved for the fourth annual 24 Hours of Booty of Atlanta in Sandy Springs. 24 Hours of Booty, Inc., which runs the official 24-hour road cycling event of the LIVESTRONG Foundation and the premier national 24-hour road cycling charity event in the country, will return to Sandy Springs for a second consecutive year, October 5-6, 2013. The Sandy Springs Booty Loop will be hosted by Mount Vernon Presbyterian School and Sandy Springs community.
The event raises funds locally for cancer research and programs with the Aflac Cancer Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In the 11-year history of 24 Hours of Booty, which began in Charlotte, N.C., more than 10,000 recreational cyclists have raised more than $9 million to help fight cancer. Last year at the Atlanta event, 400 participants raised $191,000 to support the LIVESTRONG Foundation and the Aflac Cancer Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
“We are delighted to see the 24 Hours of Booty cycling event return to Sandy Springs. The event brings together so many riders from Georgia and more than 15 states across the country, all raising money to support cancer prevention and cures. It is a fun event for all and a very worthy cause. We are proud to support 24 Hours of Booty,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos.
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December 12, 2012
VideoBuzz: Officer Rodney West lost his mother days before Thanksgiving leaving him as guardian for two younger siblings. Fellow officers hope to help West provide a good Christmas and keep his family together. A pancake breakfast is planned from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Chili’s at Stonecrest Mall. A ticket costs $5, and the money will go towards giving Rodney’s brother and sister a memorable Christmas.
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Living Atlanta Style! City Councilmember Kwanza Hall and the Atlanta Hawks Open Renovated Central Park Basketball Courts
October 29, 2012
More than 150 kids and their families from District 2′s Boulevard corridor turned out today to meet the Atlanta Hawks, get autographs, and shoot some hoops. The occasion? The re-opening of the newly renovated Central Park basketball courts, thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Atlanta Hawks Foundation in support of Kwanza’s Year of Boulevard initiative. Highlights from the smile-filled afternoon:
- Teenage boys getting all shy as photographers took their photos with the Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders.
- Families lined up to get autographs from Atlanta Hawks players.
- Atlanta Hawks mascot SkyHawk surprising kids from behind and high-fiving everyone in sight as the court ceremony was about to begin.
- Seniors from the Atlanta Housing Authority’s Cosby-Spear senior highrise apartments walking across the street to meet the Atlanta Hawks and cheer on kids from the neighborhood.
- Teens getting tips from Atlanta Hawks players as they joined the afternoon’s basketball clinics.
- Kwanza playing a pick-up game with kids from the neighborhood.
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September 13, 2012
24 Hours of Booty, Inc. – which runs the Official 24-Hour Cycling Event of the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the premier national 24-hour road cycling charity event in the country – announced the lineup of activities for the October 13-14 event in Sandy Springs. More than 450 participants are expected for the 24 Hours of Booty of Atlanta, which will be held in Sandy Springs for the first time. Today marks one month to go for the third annual event in Georgia.
The Atlanta event will be hosted by Mount Vernon Presbyterian School and Mount Vernon Woods Community. A new 2.5-mile course, through the Mount Vernon Woods Community, will be open for participants of all skill levels and ages for 24 hours. The event raises funds for cancer research and programs with the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the local beneficiary. Last year individuals and teams with 24 Hours of Booty of Atlanta raised a record $236,000, close to a 55% increase from 2011.
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The “Atlanta” Clippings: Free Groceries | Job Fair | Labor of Love on Labor Day September 3rd | Pass it On #4Hosea
September 1, 2012
Atlanta — Labor Day is traditionally known as the “working person’s holiday,” however, with Georgia’s high unemployment rate, many families are struggling financially. To lend a helping hand, Hosea Feed the Hungry (HTFH) is partnering with the Georgia Department of Labor (DOL) and Convoy of Hope to bring a Labor of Love to people who are unemployed and in need. This event will take place on Monday, September 3rd , from 9am to 2pm at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood.
Labor of Love will offer the traditional HFTH service of providing nutritious food. Convoy of Hope, a faith based non-profit organization, will provide at least 1,500 families with bags of groceries. Their goal is to provide help and hope to people in need in United States and around the world.
Please copy and share image above in your social media streams for friends and family who may be in need. If you would like to contribute, Text 4Hosea to 20222 to Donate $10. Donation will appear on your phone bill.
This event is open to the public. For more information about the event, please call Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless at 404-755-3353.
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BrotherBuzz! Help Falcon’s Jonathan Babineaux and United Way’s Team NFL Cut High School Dropout Rates
August 29, 2012
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“I read a story in the AJC newspaper that in the Class of 2011, 30,000 students in Georgia dropped out of high school, and 25% in our country do not graduate. Through Team Babineaux I am asking everyone to take 95 seconds to sign up, pledge to tutor or read or mentor at www.unitedway.org/babineaux. The 95 seconds to sign up then spend time with young people or children at any school, church, club or organization can make a difference on whether a student graduates or drops out from high school,” said Babineaux whose NFL jersey number is 95.The Atlanta Falcons has selected star Defensive Tackle, Jonathan Babineaux to serve as the United Way’s Team NFL representative.
United Way’s TEAM NFL is a volunteer group of civic-minded, college-educated, NFL players committed to helping United Way in its effort to recruit one million volunteer readers, tutors and mentors—a key strategy for cutting the high school dropout rate in half by 2018. In his quest to recruit volunteer pledges to tutor, read or mentor, Babineaux has launched a “Team Babineaux” pledge drive and invites everyone to sign up at www.unitedway.org/babineaux and become part of “Team Babineaux.” As a representative of TEAM NFL, Babineaux has been tasked with the goal to recruit 3,000 volunteer pledges for the United Way.
A “Team Babineaux” of student interns has also been formed to assist Babineaux. MeShae’ Hankerson, a graduate student at Georgia State University from Waynesboro, Georgia, is Team Babineaux’s Social Media Intern; Hankerson represented Team Babineaux at the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit held in Washington, D.C. in June. Brian Blackmon of Therell High School and Talaisja Gilliam of West Lake High School are the high school students from the Future Foundation’s College 4 Careers who will assist Team Babineaux’s volunteer recruitment efforts in Atlanta. Future Foundation is a partner agency of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.
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Buzz with that Brother! Deion “Primetime” Sanders 3rd Annual TRUTH Sports Weekend in Atlanta July 28 & 29th | Living Atlanta Style!
July 19, 2012
From the Buzz Inbox — On Friday, July 27, 2012, Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Deion “Primetime” Sanders will be rolling into Atlanta to kick off his 3rdAnnual TRUTH Sports Weekend in Atlanta—the official launch of TRUTH SPORTS ATLANTA.
“This weekend is about fun, family, friends and the kids. I do this every year for the babies- they are our future and I want to provide them with positively structured experiences to let them see what is beyond their street or town. We are also introducing TRUTH ATLANTA and we are just excited to be moving forward and making a difference in another community- a community that made a difference in my life”,explains Sanders.
The event-packed fundraiser-weekend begins with a Celebrity Softball Challenge to be held at the Southeast Softball Complex in presented by DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis and CommissionerStan Watson. Recruiting some top sports and entertainment personalities, Sanders plans to hit the field in true Prime fashion for a softball game sure to be unlike any other.
In what is set to be the climax of the weekend, on Saturday and Sunday , July 28 & 29th, Deion brings together some of the country’s best youth football teams for the TRUTH Sports Youth Football Tournament at the Wade Walker Sports Complex. Invited teams include Atlanta Falcons Cornerback Dunta Robinsons’ Athens Oilers (GA), former Atlanta Falcons Safety Keion Carpenters’ Team Shutdown (MD), Tucker Lions (GA) and Deion Sanders’ TRUTH Atlanta and TRUTH Dallas.
Red Carpet Alert
Culminating the weekend is the Primetime Black & Red Gala, a star studded fundraiser, at the grand 200 PEACHTREE in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Invited celebrity guests of this year’s Primetime Black & Red Gala include, R&B superstar Keith Sweat, Singer/Actress Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas of the superstar group TLC, Media Maven Steve Harvey, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Hip-Hop Superstars Ludacris, Bow Wow & T.I., The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes, NFL/MLB All-Pro Brian Jordan, Personal Empowerment Guru Ona Brown, Reality Stars “The Braxtons”, NBA Hall of Famers Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving & Dominique Wilkins, Legendary Atlanta Newscaster Monica Pearson, NFL All Pro Jerome Bettis, Boxing Star Laila Ali, Film Maker Roger Bobb, former/current Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Braves players and many more!
PrimeTime Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established by Deion Sanders to focus on the development of today’s youth through education, athletics and mentoring. PTA is committed to preparing the youth to be future leaders, CEO’s and professionals ready for the challenges of an ever changing world.
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Giving is Living @DryerBuzz.com | MatchingMillions Launches With Partners | Organizations Should Have Box Office Budgets
June 29, 2012
Matching Millions – It’s no secret bloggers are trendsetters. It seems we have become the be all to end all for brands. Can a blogger help match millions when it comes to supporting organizations with a community not necessarily known for being philanthropic . Keep in mind we said “known,” as in not promoted through media.
Philanthropic African Americans get short end of the buzz when it comes their giving. We intend to shine a light on givers and opportunities to give by continuing a Friday campaign. Formerly known as BlackFridayGiving, our campaign continues with the launch of #MatchingMillions. We are partnering with organizations, financial bloggers, and online communities to create buzz and match millions increasing the numbers of dollars, volunteers, followers and the like.
Giving is living at DryerBuzz.com. Philanthropy in African American communities takes on a different tone and quite frankly requires a different language to engage giving. Engagement goes beyond stats to find a realistic appeal for African Americans to get and stay involved.
African Americans are visual and appreciate the satisfaction of seeing immediately how their giving is received and utilized. We intend to provide such with #MatchingMillions, a Friday campaign to encourage giving while living and spending. #MatchingMillions will add a consciousness to every dollar spent on hair and entertainment. Followers will simply be encouraged to match millions spent over the weekend.
Organizations should have box office budgets. Weekend movies topping at the box office split revenues derived from some four to five thousand communities. At post time, the top movie was Brave banking $66,323,594 from 4,164 screens aka communities out of a hundred films playing around the country. Within these communities, Hosea Feed the Hungry tells us that 50 million Americans will be hungry tonight. Of that, 17M are children of which 600K of them live in Atlanta. The impact to serve immediate need lies within the budgets and volunteers. We can impact budgets of organizations by #MatchingMillions. Matching the average movie ticket could stamp out hunger.
Each Friday as you follow the buzz, look for #MatchingMillions hashtag in our timeline and headlines for opportunities to give and impact the needs of our community.
As you may know, you will also see #MatchingMillions on Mondays as we address household economics and personal finance to help get your money right to increase living while we increase your giving.
We are happy to welcome the following partners to #MatchingMillions. Hosea Feed the Hungry serves as our first organization partner, and we have encourage two of our regular sponsors to join the efforts. Please follow them on twitter and enjoy their content contributions at DryerBuzz.com
Formerly BlackFridayGiving, #MatchingMillions connects followers directly with organizations. Millions refers to numbers and consist of but not limited to monies contributed direct to organizations, volunteers, web visits, and followers to impact needs of our communities. Additionally, we encourage our sponsors to give back and join the force of #MatchingMillions.
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Atlanta Free Citizen Advocacy & Organizing Seminar: APAB Citizen Engagement Seminar on Saturday, April 14th
April 10, 2012
Citizens of Atlanta get information about funding and services to revitalize or keep your neighborhoods viable. Attend the 3rd Annual APAB Citizen Engagement Seminar on Saturday, April 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, SW, Atlanta 30303.
Topics include: citizen advocacy, organizing, public services, government and governance and breakout sessions on education and housing.
Event sponsors are APAB, City of Atlanta, Community & Housing Initiatives Corporation, EDUtheWORLD, League of Women Voters Atlanta/Fulton, Partnership for Southern Equity, STAND-UP, The Atlanta University Center Consortium Inc., The Branford Group, and The Civic League for Regional Atlanta.
The seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. Registration information is available at apab.eventbrite.com or 404.827.8011.
IT’S TIME TO FILL THE CHAMBER
ATTEND FREE SEMINAR AND RECEIVE A ”CITIZEN RESOURCE DIRECTORY”
COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST & LUNCH: PROVIDED BY OUR SPONSORS
INAUGURAL EDUCATION PANEL DISCUSSION – EDUCATION AT-A-GLANCE -
MOVING FORWARD WITH HOPE
Learn WHAT to do, WHERE to go and WHEN to act!
Find out where to go to get answers that result in solutions to build and
enhance your community. This seminar is designed to help you learn
about city and community-based services and products available to help
you create, enhance and sustain the quality of life in your
community — the places where you live, work and play.
Who Should Attend?
Community Relations Professionals
Youth and Seniors
9:00AM – 3:00PM
Seminar Agenda & Breakout Sessions: Citizen Advocacy and Organizing, Public Services, Government and Governance, Education At-A-Glance: Moving Forward With New Hope and Housing and Support Services
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City of Atlanta Planning Department, Atlanta Planning Advisory Board, Community & Housing Initiatives Corporation, EDUtheWORLD, League of Women Voters Atlanta/Fulton,Atlanta University Center Consortium Inc., The Bradford Group, The Civic League for Regional Atlanta, Partnership for Southern Equity, and STAND-UP
Next Steps Youth Entrepreneurship Program, Inc., Parents As Partners Academic Center, The Atlanta Community Engagement Team
The Cut with that Brother! Let Us Make Man: The Gathering to Reclaim Black Manhood | Saturday May 5th | Free Registration Now
April 7, 2012
VideoBuzz: Let Us Make Man: The Gathering to Reclaim Black Manhood will be known for excellence in training, developing and empowering Black Men that Rebuild and Transform the Black Family and Community
Invited Speakers include:
Judge Penny Brown Reynolds Danny Glover
C.T. Vivian Dr. Michael Battle
Stedman Graham Dr. Barbara King
Father Michael Pfleger Rev. Timothy McDonald
Free registration now open | Transportation from Atlanta available at minimal cost | Share event with friends and family.
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