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Release Date: 05.15.2014 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Atlanta Beltline and Atlanta Contact Point

Play Day on the Atlanta Beltline for Children and Adults

May 17 from 1-7p.m. Offers a Day of Fun, Physical Fitness, and Music at Washington Park

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is teaming up with Atlanta Contact Point and the Atlanta Jazz Festival to present the next Play Day on the Atlanta BeltLine for Children and Adults on Saturday, May 17 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Washington Park. The City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation, Park Pride, the Atlanta Sport and Social Club, the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation and many other local organizations are also helping to make Play Day a huge success.

Play Day is a free, fun-filled day of sports, fit­ness, nutri­tion, and edu­ca­tion, where local coaches and orga­ni­za­tions come together to facil­i­tate activ­i­ties, drills and games for var­i­ous sports and activities. Every­one is invited to join the fun. There will be separate fields for family activities and adult activities.

“At the heels of an extremely successful Play Day event in March, where 700 Atlantans participated in dozens of sports and activities and had an amazing time, we are incredibly excited to partner with not only Atlanta ContactPoint but also Atlanta Jazz Festival to make our May Play Day on the Atlanta BeltLine the biggest and best yet,” said Atlanta BeltLine Interim Executive Director Rob Brawner.

“The Atlanta BeltLine is developing exciting new greenspaces that allow for Atlantans to engage in active lifestyles and embrace physical activity as a fun new way of life,” said Brawner. “Through partnerships with organizations such as Atlanta Contact Point, we are providing unique opportunities for people of all ages and fitness levels to enjoy their favorite sports as well as explore fun new fitness activities.”

Play Day will include dozens of coaches and orga­ni­za­tions for a full day of activ­i­ties for children and adults. We will have access to the pool for swim­ming and water polo; tennis courts for ten­nis and roller/street hockey; fields for soft­ball and kick­ball, flag foot­ball, ulti­mate, golf, lacrosse, soc­cer, rugby, and more, as well as a stage for dance and jazz music.  Play Day will feature healthy snacks and drinks with organizations providing nutritional education. Additional partners continue to be recruited for the event.

Ten­ta­tive Schedule:

  • 1-2 p.m.         Fam­ily Soc­cer, Kick­ball, Roller Derby, Street Hockey, Swimming

  • 1-2 p.m.         Adult Kickball

  • 2-3 p.m.         Fam­ily Rugby, Ten­nis, Dodge­ball, Swimming

  • 2-3 p.m.         Adult Flag Football, Ten­nis, Water Aer­o­bics, Fitness

  • 3-4 p.m.         Fam­ily Soft­ball, Ulti­mate, Vol­ley­ball, Water Polo, Dance, Zumba

  • 3–4 p.m.        Adult Bubble Suit soccer, Ten­nis, Water Polo, Zumba

  • 4-5 p.m.         Golf, Flag Foot­ball, Tennis, Dodge­ball, Dance

  • 4-5 p.m.         Adult Moun­tain Biking, Water Polo, Tennis

  • 5-7 p.m.         AJF Neigh­bor­hood Jazz Con­cert Pre­sented by Coun­cilmem­ber Ivory Lee Young, Jr.

Atlanta Fal­cons Cheer­lead­ers and Fred­die the Fal­con will be on site to meet and interact with fans.

“We started our PLAYDAY pro­gram in 2012 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.

About the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.

About the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds from private and philanthropic sources to support the Atlanta BeltLine, working with the community and partners to raise general awareness and support, and serving as a catalyst to mobilize resources to achieve the positive social impacts of the Atlanta BeltLine vision. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.

About Atlanta Contact Point

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.

Contact Info

Contact Name: David Epstein

Company: Atlanta Contact Point

Phone: (404) 423-3090

E-mail: info@atlcp.org