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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.

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 May 10, 2013

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

Just For Mom – FREE Mas­sages, Yoga class­es and Acupunc­ture care of Café of Life

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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