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Sequoyah HS equestrian wins national titles

Sequoyah HS equestrian wins national titles

CANTON, Ga. -- A rising junior at Sequoyah High School won two National Championship titles at a recent tournament.

Ashley Bates placed first in Hunter Over Fences and Hunter on the Flat at the Riders Interscholastic Federation of North America National Horse Show.

The tournament was held May 18 and 19 at In Your Dreams Farm in Alpharetta.

Bates is president of Sequoyah High's Equestrian Club.

Fun run to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Fun run to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

CUMMING, Ga. -- Polo Golf and Country Club will host a fun family event this weekend to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Activities include a 2.5-mile fun run and a post-race party with trophies, a bounce house and a barbecue lunch.

The race will be held Saturday, Apr. 27. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the run scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

In honor of its 25th anniversary, the country club plans to donate $500 to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit that helps injured servicemen and women, at the event.

"We are very excited to be celebrating Polo's 25th anniversary and are happy to be directly involved in this great cause," club general manager Dan Moscar said in a statement.

Registration for the fun run is $25 through Apr. 24 and $35 after.

Visit pologolfandcountryclub.com for more information and to sign up.

Lights Camera Run to benefit local arts

Lights Camera Run to benefit local arts

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- An upcoming 5K in north Fulton County will benefit a local performing arts program.

Lights Camera Run is a 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier that raises money for the Atlanta Workshop Players, an Alpharetta-based theater company.

People from all walks of life -- not just runners -- are invited to come out and dress up as they run through the streets of Alpharetta in support of the arts.

Race entry ranges in price from $15 to $28. Some packages come with great perks, like tickets to Studio Movie Grill, T-shirts and SWAG bags.

Lights Camera Run will be held Saturday, May 11 at Atlanta Workshop Players Acting Studio. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m., with the run scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.

Visit active.com for more information.

Golden Games to begin May 1

Golden Games to begin May 1

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The 19th annual North Fulton Golden Games will begin next month, and it's not too late to sign up to participate in the fun.

The Golden Games give north Fulton County residents over age 50 the opportunity to engage in a little friendly competition. Events range from bowling to mahjong, diving to tennis, softball to track and field.

Opening ceremonies will be held Wednesday, May 1 at 9:30 a.m. at Newtown Park in Johns Creek. The Games will wrap up on Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at the Helene Mills Senior Multipurpose Center in Sandy Springs.

Visit roswellslc.org to sign up for the Golden Games and get more information about this year's events. Registration is $15 and includes most games, a T-shirt and a picnic lunch on opening day. Additional costs include $10 for bowling, $10 for bocce and $45 for a May 14 golf tournament at the Alpharetta Athletic Club.

Golf tournament to benefit public safety foundation

Golf tournament to benefit public safety foundation

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has planned a golf fundraiser for next month.

The event will be held Monday, Apr. 29 at Polo Golf and Country Club. Registration opens at 9 a.m., with a shotgun start scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

Entry is $250 for individuals and $1,000 for foursomes. Fees include breakfast, use of a golf cart, a boxed lunch, a goody bag and a post-event reception. Sponsorships are also available.

Learn more and register for the tournament at apsfoundation.org.

Polo Golf and Country Club is located at 6300 Polo Club Drive in Cumming.

Fulton residents encouraged to 'Walk Ga.'

Fulton residents encouraged to 'Walk Ga.'

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension wants all residents to develop regular physical activity habits, get healthier and have fun while “walking across Georgia”.  Daily activities such as walking the dog, going for a jog and playing catch with the kids quickly add up to virtual miles that are used to “walk” across the state. 

“We invite all residents who made New Year’s resolutions to get fit and be healthier to join our initiative,” says Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “Although this event is called Walk Georgia, any form of activity can be logged to track mileage.  The primary goal is to get moving.”

2 Dynamo swimmers to participate in FINA Swimming World Cup Tour

2 Dynamo swimmers to participate in FINA Swimming World Cup Tour

CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- Dynamo Swim Club is used to producing champions.

Over the summer, one of its athletes, 18-year-old Matias Koski, made it to the London Olympics, swimming for his native Finland.

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Now, two more swimmers from the Chamblee-based club are making a splash on the international swimming scene.

Gunnar Bentz and Kylie Stewart, both 16, will participate in the European leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup Tour. They are among only eight junior U.S. swimmers to make the team.

Jason Turcotte, head coach and CEO of Dynamo, will lead the American team. Olympians Jessica Hardy and Anthony Ervin and NCAA national champion Tom Shields will also accompany the swimmers on their tour, which stops in Moscow on Oct. 17-18 and Berlin on Oct. 20-21.