GWINNETT GAB: G-Braves award grant to Gwinnett Ballet

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves announced this week that Gwinnett Ballet Theatre is the recipient of the organization's September 2011 grant.

The $1,000 grant will help cover dance clothing, shoes and transportation for students of the Shiloh Dance Project as well as the instructor's salary.

The Shiloh Dance Project has been going on at Shiloh Elementary School for the past five years, offering free dance education year-round for children who would not be able to otherwise afford it.

"Gwinnett Ballet Theatre is very excited to welcome the Gwinnett Braves as one of our valued community partners," said marketing director Holley Calmes. "I know we will make a difference in the lives of many young fans of both baseball and ballet."

LILBURN -- The University of Phoenix has given Lilburn's Imran Aswani a community service award for his "outstanding dedication to aiding community causes."

The college alumnus led an effort for International Coastal Cleanup Day, was actively involved with Hosea Feed the Hungry and other groups as well.

Stated University of Phoenix Vice President Michael Hearon: "Imran demonstrates the passion and drive needed to make a difference for the many causes he is engaged with."

For more information about the University of Phoenix, visit www.phoenix.edu/atlanta.

NORCROSS -- Volunteers from Ahmadiyya Muslim Community helped Georgia State University on Sept. 27 during a blood drive to honor 9/11 victims.

In their efforts, the volunteers reached a targeted 10,000 pints of blood nationally. The Atlanta chapter contributed more than 1,200 pints toward the national effort.

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