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Georgia Unified Invitational Brings Together Swimmers for Competition and Fun

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Competitive swimmers are invited to participate in the 2019 Georgia Unified Invitational (GUI): Celebrating the Olympian in All of Us, to be held September 21 at West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center.

“This event is all about bringing together many different groups. The purpose is really to drive home that they’re all one,” said Kai Akubo Smith, AngelfishGA/ATAQ, Area 18 Agency for Special Olympics Georgia. “With Special Olympians leading the way, GUI celebrates the Olympic spirit in all of us, recognizing that everyone has daily struggles and challenges to conquer.”

The invitational, a sanctioned Special Olympics and USA Swimming observed traditional sprint swim meet, is open statewide this year to all qualifying athletes of Special Olympics, USA Swimming, Paralympics, YMCA and US Masters, as well as uncertified athletes who have been certified through GUI.

“Uncertified athletes are swimmers who swam for summer league, middle or high school swim teams,” Smith explained. “They will need a letter from their summer league coach, verifying their times and their ability to perform race starts off the block.”

In addition to racing each other, athletes will have the opportunity to race against some of the top swimmers in the world, including 2016 Rio Olympic Gold Medalists Anthony Ervin and three-time Olympian, Gold Medalist and former world record holder Dana Vollnmer.  The fun doesn’t stop with the swim meet. Participants can continue their good time at the Victory Village, which is open to the public.

“There will be a DJ cranking out hot tunes, a pool party, food trucks, local artisans and much more,” Smith said. “So save the date, participate, donate and celebrate at the 2019 Georgia Unified Invitational!”

GUI—pronounced “GOO-wee”—was formed to provide greater access, exposure and opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities seeking to participate in traditional sporting events.

The admission fee for the pool party is a $10 donation. All donations are directed to Special Olympics Georgia.

West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center is located at 4488 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake, Ga. 30092. Visit georgiaunified.com for more information.

Contributing Editor Kathy Dean has been a writer and editor for over 20 years. Some of the publications she has contributed to are Atlanta Senior Life, Atlanta INtown, Transatlantic Journal and The Guide to Coweta and Fayette Counties.

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Veterans Day Service Monday at Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument

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Every year, Veterans Day gives us a chance to pause and honor the sacrifices, courage and patriotism of the men and women who have worn the military uniform. Peachtree Corners residents will have an opportunity to honor its own on Monday, November 11 at the Veterans Monument located on the Town Green at the Peachtree Corners Town Center (5200 Town Center Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092).

The 45-minute ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will include music by the Norcross High School Band and A Capella Chorus, posting of colors by Norcross High School JROTC and guest speakers. Film actor Daryl Keith Johnson will recite an article titled, “A French Soldier’s Impression of Americans.” The ceremony will conclude with taps to honor all veterans and active service members who have died in the past year and retirement of colors.

There will be seating for about 200 people and golf carts available for those who need assistance getting to the monument.

Please arrive by 10:45 a.m. so we can start precisely at 11:00.

For information about the Veterans Monument, please visit http://www.ptcvets.net.

Bob Ballagh
Executive Director
PTC Veterans Monument Assoc.

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The Story Behind the Making of the City’s Veterans Monument [Video]

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Have you visited the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument on the city’s Town Green?

Do you know the story behind the efforts to build a monument to recognize all of the men and women who have served or are serving our country?

Take time to watch this video which chronicles the history of the monument that took four years and countless hours by a group of very dedicated volunteers to complete.

Howell Upchurch, a PTC resident and videographer, has recreated this extraordinary story in a 39-minute video.

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Winter Cornhole League Registration Starting

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Join us for our 7 week outdoor winter cornhole league in Peachtree Corners Town Center on Wednesday nights!

Season begins on Thursday, January 9, but you must be registered by Monday, December 30!
Play times are 6:45, 7:30, and 8:15pm. *Times may change due to registration numbers.*
All teams play a best of three series against an opponent at their same skill level.

All teams participate in playoffs and qualifying teams represent their location at the CornholeATL City Cornament!

We hope to see you out there tossing bags!

Click here to register and for more information: 

Questions? Email Marjie Foley at info@cornholeatl.com or call 404-771-1010.

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