GAB: Aquatics job fair planned

LAWRENCEVILLE -- An interactive job fair is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Bethesda Park Aquatic Center.

The event will give attendees the chance to learn about lifeguarding and instructor opportunities with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation.

The job fair is for certified and uncertified lifeguards and swim instructors. The process takes about 45 minutes, and parents are welcome to attend. Attendees should bring swimsuits.

The Bethesda Park Aquatic Center is located at 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. For more information, call 678-924-6334.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves have introduced a new community initiative for the 2012 season aimed at helping local organizations raise awareness and funds.

The Non-Profit Partnership Series is an all-inclusive program that allows multiple organizations who volunteer for a common cause to rally together. It debuts in April and runs through August.

The series will follow the monthly themes of the Gwinnett Braves Grant Program, giving special recognition to grant recipients from 2011 and 2012. Each grant theme will be assigned a different game date during the 2012 season. Respective grant recipients will be given free promotion and acknowledgement on their date as well as a concourse table, pregame video PSA, on-field check presentation and tennis toss profit (when applicable).

All grant applicants will get free tickets for the event and have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets as a fundraiser. Applicants who were not selected to receive the grant will be given a concourse table if they purchase 30 or more additional tickets. The group that purchases the most tickets will get the opportunity to spread the message via a live radio interview.

All nonprofit groups that fall under the event theme are invited to participate.

A breakdown of the non-profit partnership series dates: April 15, All about the Kids, organizations that benefit children (September); May 6, Bark in the Park, organizations that benefit animals (October); May 13, Thanksgiving, organizations that work to end hunger and/or homelessness, that support children and families who are homeless or run and maintain a food bank (November); May 27, I have a Dream, organizations that grant wishes, dreams and opportunities for youth, elderly, sick or injured (January); June 17, Heart Month, organizations that bring awareness and/or raise funds for heart-related disease and illnesses (February); July 1, Salute to the Arts, organizations that support art programs or education (March); July 8, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, organizations that promote youth athletics or activities (April); July 22, Cancer Awareness, organizations that bring awareness to cancer prevention/detection or that raise funds for cancer research (May); July 25, Season of Giving, organizations that benefit youth, education or sports programming (December); Aug. 12, Summer Safety, organizations that fund or run safety programs for children (June); Aug. 23, Educator Appreciation Day, organizations that support education or after school/mentoring programs (August); and Aug. 26, Red, White and Blue, organizations that support the military or military families.

For more information, call 678-277-0300 or email gwinnettinfo@braves.com.