LAWRENCEVILLE -- Each month the Gwinnett Braves award a grant to an organization in Gwinnett or surrounding communities. In January, the Braves donated $1,000 to the Gwinnett Senior Golden Games for exemplifying the "I have a dream" theme.
The Gwinnett Senior Golden Games were started to inspire seniors to stay active. Funds from the Gwinnett Braves will be used to purchase T-shirts, award medals, athletic equipment repair, food for opening and closing ceremonies and registration forms/copying services for the event.
Golden Games President Alan Villavasso said he has been encouraged by the event's progress over the past decade.
"Our purpose is to provide seniors with an opportunity to participate in a variety of sports," Villavasso said. "We want them to meet new people, learn new leisure skills and become aware of the recreational opportunities available to the citizens of Gwinnett and neighboring communities."
For more information, visit www.gwinnettbraves.com.
'Night of Comedy' planned for Valentine's Day
DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Rotary Club and Rainbow Village have scheduled "A Night of Comedy," on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the 1818 Club in Duluth and includes a social reception, a heavy hors d'oeuvres dinner and a comedy show featuring nationally acclaimed comedian Pat Dixon.
Dixon is a New York-based comedian, movie critic, writer and actor. He has appeared as a correspondent on VH1, E! Television, Headline News and Fox News and on his own half-hour comedy special, "Comedy Central Presents: Pat Dixon."
Tickets to the Feb. 14 event are $50 per person and can be purchased by visiting the Rotary Club of Gwinnett's website, www.gwinnettrotary.org or www.rcggives.org.
Proceeds from the event go to Rainbow Village, a transitional housing community in Duluth for homeless families with children.
Rainbow Village is in the middle of a campaign that will, over the next five years, build a new campus to house and support 30 families, up from the organization's current capacity of 10 families.
Peachtree Ridge soccer raises $6,000 for Relay
SUWANEE -- On Jan. 24, members of the Peachtree Ridge High School Soccer Teams presented a check for $6,212 to the school's Relay for Life Team.
Peachtree Ridge High School Soccer's inaugural Paws 4 A Cause generated much of the funds. Athletes painted paw prints on the driveway leading to the school. The athletes sold sponsorships of the paws at $25, $50 and $250.
The Paws 4 A Cause fundraiser was assisted by Delta Community Credit Union's Serve and Deserve program, which encouraged high school students to become involved in their local communities.
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