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.
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 Name: David Epstein
Company: Atlanta Contact Point
Phone: (404) 423-3090