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Gwinnett Braves to audition National Anthem singers

Gwinnett Braves to audition National Anthem singers

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- The Gwinnett Braves will hold auditions for performers and groups to sing the National Anthem at 2015 home games.

Auditions will be Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coolray Field. Those who cannot attend can schedule an alternate time by calling 678-277-0312.

Singers who have performed the National Anthem at past Gwinnett Braves games still must audition this weekend.

Visit milb.com for more information and to register for an audition time.

Coolray Field is located at 2500 Buford Drive NE in Lawrenceville.

Buzzer beater made in honor of sick teammate

Buzzer beater made in honor of sick teammate

NORCROSS, Ga. -- It's a story that involves underdogs, a buzzer beater and a bold prediction.

The eighth grade boys basketball team at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Norcross made it to last week's championship game in a middle school tournament.

They were the underdogs, and they were also down a player. Scott Nations was in the hospital after an emergency appendectomy.

The morning of the big game, Scott's entire class signed a get well card. Teammate Owen Stegenga went a step further, adding the message, "We will win the championship in your honor."

That night, the team trailed by 10 points at halftime, and was down two points with four seconds left in the game.

Owen stepped up and shot a buzzer beater -- a three-pointer, no less -- to eek out a 56-55 win.

It was a promise fulfilled -- and the best kind of medicine.

Orangetheory Fitness expands to Peachtree Corners

Orangetheory Fitness expands to Peachtree Corners

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. -- Orangetheory Fitness continues its expansion in the metro Atlanta area with the addition of a Peachtree Corners location. The Peachtree Corners studio, set to open early next year, will be the ninth Georgia location to offer the Orangetheory Fitness interval training workout.

“I became hooked on the Orangetheory Fitness workout after fulfilling my son’s birthday wish to attend a session with him. Now I frequently attend classes and will open my own studio in the beginning of the year,” said owner Nooruddin Panjwani. “The Orangetheory formula is unlike anything else in fitness, and we are confident the Peachtree Corners community will embrace both the Orangetheory concept and undeniable results our training offers.”  

Gwinnett Gladiators announce 2014-2015 schedule

Gwinnett Gladiators announce 2014-2015 schedule

DULUTH, Ga. – The Gwinnett Gladiators unveiled the schedule for the upcoming 2014-2015 ECHL season on Wednesday.

The Gladiators will open the season on October 18 in Evansville against the IceMen. The home opener at the Arena at Gwinnett Center is against the Wheeling Nailers on Friday, October 24. The Gladiators will host the division rival Greenville Road Warriors the next night.

Twelve ECHL teams will visit the Arena at Gwinnett Center to take on the Gladiators over the course of the team's 36 home games in the new season, which runs through April 11.

Mellow Mushroom hosting Sports Authority shopping spree contest

Mellow Mushroom hosting Sports Authority shopping spree contest

(WXIA) -- In honor of its role as sponsor of the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race, Mellow Mushroom is hosting a contest for the runners, athletes and weekend warriors in metro Atlanta.

The Atlanta-based pizza chain has debuted its Mellow Sports Sweep contest. Based on the old game show "Supermarket Sweep," the contest will give two lucky winners the opportunity to go on a 90-second shopping spree at Sports Authority.

To enter, create a 15-second Instagram video using #MellowSportsSweep explaining why you should win the contest.

The grand prize includes two race entries into the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race, one night at the W Atlanta - Buckhead, dinner for two at Mellow Mushroom and, of course, the Sports Authority sweep.

Atlanta Track Club launches scholarship program

Atlanta Track Club launches scholarship program

(WXIA) -- Youth running groups, rejoice -- the Atlanta Track Club has created a scholarship program just for you.

The Peachtree Jr. Participant Challenge will award scholarships to the three organizations that have the most children registered for the 2014 Peachtree Jr. or Lil' Peach Dash.

The first place team will be given a $1,500 scholarship, a $1,250 cash donation from the Atlanta Track Club and $250 in Sports Authority store credit. Two runners-up will each get $750 scholarships, $500 donations and $250 in Sports Authority credit.

"Through the Peachtree Jr. Participant Challenge, we are able to give back to organizations that share our goal of inspiring children to be healthier and more active," Atlanta Track Club Executive Director Rich Kenah said in a release. "Atlanta Track Club is proud to partner with Sports Authority to offer these scholarships to provide extra motivation to keep kids moving."

AJC Peachtree Road Race registration is open!

AJC Peachtree Road Race registration is open!

ATLANTA -- It's that time of year again -- time to register for the world's largest 10K.

AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery registration is now open. It will close Saturday, Mar. 22 at 11:59 p.m.

Those who are chosen for the race will be informed by Tuesday, Mar. 25.

Visit ajc.com/peachtree to sign up.

The five finalists in the Peachtree T-shirt design contest have also been revealed. Vote for your favorite!