Gladiators raise money for children

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators hosted a public safety day to raise money for teens affected by heart disease.

With a special focus on child safety, the day featured pregame demonstrations with police, fire and public safety personnel and equipment. The event included a fire safety house, K-9 unit, fire engines, police vehicles, SWAT team, helicopters and a special station where parents could have their children fingerprinted.

Proceeds benefited Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Camp Braveheart for children and teens affected by heart disease and heart transplant recipients.

Cleanup begins

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Second Annual Great American Cleanup Gwinnett Challenge has begun.

The countywide cleanup competition creates opportunities for eligible groups to make their community safer, healthier and more livable by working together to improve the environment and the appearance of their communities between March 1 and May 12. Typical projects include litter cleanups, graffiti eradication, landscaping and recycling. The top groups will share $5,000 in prizes. Visit for more information.

Students win tour

MONROE - Two Brookwood High School juniors are among the top winners in a Washington Youth Tour contest.

Claire Dellinger and Kelli McLane scored in the top eight contestants across 10 counties in the first round of Walton Electric Membership Corporation's annual Washington Youth Tour contest.

The kickoff banquet features an address from 2005 Walton EMC Delegate Anna Blue of Lilburn, whose Youth Tour peers elected her to represent Georgia on the national Youth Leadership Council.

Delegates will participate in leadership exercises and tour Roosevelt's Little White House in Warm Springs before traveling to Washington, where they will spend a day on Capitol Hill and attend a Georgia Congressional Delegation luncheon and a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and see a Broadway play at the Kennedy Center.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.