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2013 March 14th Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    

Contact: Nicola Vidali           Phone: 404-798-6679              E-Mail: nicv@atlcp.org

March 14th, 2013

ATLANTA CONTACTPOINT (ACP) HOSTS PLAYDAY EVENT

OFFERS MORE THAN 20 ACTIVITIES IN LOCAL PARKS TO PROMOTE HEALTHIER & HAPPIER COMMUNITIES

ATLANTA—On Saturday, March 16th Atlanta ContactPoint (ACP) will host its next PLAYDAY at Bessie Branham Park in Kirkwood. The event–one of several scheduled to take place in Atlanta area parks over the course of the next several months–will run from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. ACP will partner with a number of community-based organizations to offer attendees over 20 different types of activities in an effort to promote healthy living for happier communities.

Atlanta ContactPoint is a Geor­gia 501©(3) non­profit orga­ni­za­tion estab­lished in 2012 which seeks to engage chil­dren and adults through the power of play. ACP’s vision is to pro­vide Atlanta’s intown communities with a state-of-the art, indoor and out­door recre­ation space where chil­dren and adults of all socio-economic back­grounds can come together to play and learn; the PLAYDAY series is a precursor to the creation of such a space. Over 75 organizations, private businesses and notable figures participate in ACP’s PLAYDAY Program, among them the Atlanta Youth Soccer Association (AYSA), the Atlanta Braves, Healthy Kids Georgia, Atlanta BeltLine, Blaze Sports, and soccer star Jill Maloney.

“We started our PLAYDAY program last year at Candler Park and more than 600 attendees were engaged in many sports and wellness activities. This is when we realized that our vision and intention were very well received by the community,” says David Epstein, founder of ACP. “We need more space and programs intown which promote conscious living. ACP is focused on creating ways to connect the dots between sports-centered and social-needs based organizations in Atlanta.

PLAYDAY events empower individuals to step off-line to play and push to combat the growing problems of inactivity, virtual play, and poor eating habits affecting youth and adults today”. They also lay the groundwork for the acquisition of a site that support long-term pro­grams and partnership integrating  fit­ness, nutrition, the arts, environmental respon­si­bil­ity and community engagement.  The Atlanta ContactPoint facility would serve as both a social and physical space that supports the health of Atlanta’s intown communities.

2013 PLAYDAY Program Schedule:              

Edgewood-Coan Park–April 20, 2013

Grant Park–May 12, 2013

Candler Park–September 21,2013

Old Fourth Ward Park–October 5, 2013

Piedmont Park–October 19, 2013

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