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May 2013 Grant Park Play Day Press Release


    ATLANTA — On Sunday, May 12, Atlanta Con­tact­Point (ACP) will host its next PLAY DAY at Grant Park.  The event is a special PLAY DAY with a dedication to Moms.

Con­tact: Shannon Goines           Phone: 404–964-8528             E-Mail:

 May 10, 2013

Atlanta ContactPoint (ACP) Hosts Mother’s Day Play Day in Grant Park

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ATLANTA—On Sunday, May 12, Atlanta Con­tact­Point (ACP) will host its next PLAY DAY at Grant Park. The event is a special Play Day with a dedication to Mom which 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 free activ­i­ties in an effort to pro­mote healthy liv­ing for hap­pier communities. Atlanta ContactPoint is an organization bringing more sports, activities, and health to the in-town communities of Atlanta.

Estab­lished in 2012, ACP seeks to engage chil­dren and adults through the power of play, education of nutrition and community involvement. ACP’s vision is to pro­vide Atlanta’s in town com­mu­ni­ties with a state-of-the art, indoor and out­door recre­ation space where families of all socio-economic back­grounds can come together to play and learn; the PLAY DAY series is a pre­cur­sor to the cre­ation of such a space.

For this Grant Park event ACP has teamed up with Café of Life, Grant Park Farmer’s Market, the Hawks Fan Force, Braves B.A.T Team, Atlanta Sport and Social Club, Grant Park Recreation Center, and many more organizations to bring you Mother’s Day Play Day!

Other activities include tennis, hockey, skating, basketball, volleyball, football, soccer, ultimate, dance, rugby, baseball, fitness, disc golf, unicycles, kickball, and MORE!

“Our first Play Day in Can­dler Park drew more than 600 atten­dees that were engaged in many sports and well­ness activ­i­ties. We real­ized after that event that our vision of going into various communities in Atlanta was going to be a success,” says Shannon Goines, co-founder of ACP. “These Play Days have become our mobile programs; examples of what we would like to offer to the city at a home-base. Our proposed location of Pullman Yard is a perfect place to implement this plan, and it is in alignment with programs both the city and state are executing  to help fight obesity in Georgia. ACP is also very focused on con­necting with organizations that are sports/nutrition and environmental centered, as well as those involved in social needs.”

Remaining 2013 Events for Atlanta ContactPoint    

Atlanta Streets Alive, May 19

5k at Midsummer Festival in Can­dler Park, June 15,

Candler Park Play Day and 5k, Sep­tem­ber 21

Old Fourth Ward Skate Park Play Day, Octo­ber 5

Pied­mont Park Play Day, Octo­ber 19

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