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GAB: G-Braves announce grant recipients

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves recently announced that the team will award its March grant to the North Gwinnett Arts Association, a program for art ambassadors and an in-school gallery space for student artwork.

Each month the Gwinnett Braves award a grant to a deserving organization in Gwinnett County or its surrounding communities.

In recognition of the month's salute to the arts theme, the North Gwinnett Arts Association will receive $1,000 from the team to help provide students with a platform for their artwork to be viewed as well as to establish an art ambassador program for artists of all media.

Vickie A. Johnson, North Gwinnett Arts Association president, wants to start a school sponsorship program but said she needs help from the community.

"Title 1 schools will be the first recipients of this funding, and the arts program at Central Gwinnett High School has been selected to receive assistance in promoting student recognition while encouraging the transition to college for students who have talent and desire to be involved in the arts industry," Johnson said.

The NGAA currently raises money through three avenues: collection of member fees, commissions from the sale of artwork and three annual art events.

Johnson said the grant funds from the Gwinnett Braves "will allow us to provide a list to Gwinnett County High School art teachers of local artists who are available for visits and their media of specialty. Artists who participate in the program will then be given mileage reimbursement also through grant funds."

Cross country fundraiser scheduled

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Mountain View High School cross country team has scheduled its third annual Bear Tear 5K run/walk and 1k fun run for 8 a.m. April 21 at the school, which is located at 2351 Sunny Hill Road, Lawrenceville.

The 5K is held in conjunction with the health and wellness fair, which begins after the 5K.

Last year there were more than 200 runners participating. The booster club this year is shooting for 250 runners.

Walk-up registration is available on the morning of the race. The cost is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the cub run. Race day T-shirts will be available in limited quantities.

Awards will be given for male and female open and masters winners. Awards will be given to the top three finishes. For more information, e-mail kslee90@gmail.com.

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