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Pee-wee hockey players need help to take on Canada

Pee-wee hockey players need help to take on Canada

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Atlanta Fire Hockey Club and The Cooler will host a weekend hockey tournament to raise money to send pee-wee hockey players to Quebec for an invitation-only tournament in February.

The 6th Annual Atlanta Freedom Cup will begin with one game on Friday night and continue through Monday the 20th at The Cooler in Alpharetta.

The fundraiser will help families pay to send their kids to the Pee Wee World Championship in Quebec City. Pee-wee level hockey is for kids ages 11, 12 and some turning 13.

The Quebec tournament is a big deal, since it draws more than 2,250 competitors from over 15 countries. 

Invitations for the Quebec Pee-Wee Tournament are extended to youth hockey organizations that have established a strong commitment to kids and sportsmanship. 

Will to Live 5K returns in 2014

Will to Live 5K returns in 2014

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The Will to Live Foundation's popular race, the When There's a Will There's a Way 5K, will be back in 2014.

This year's event will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. at Shakerag Park near River Trail Middle School in Johns Creek.

Registration ranges in price from $15 to $25, depending on a runner's age and team participation. All proceeds go to the foundation, which works to raise awareness of teen suicide.

The Will to Live Foundation is named for Will Trautwein, who committed suicide in October 2010 at age 15.

Learn more and sign up for the 5K at will-to-live.org.

Run before you eat: Thanksgiving races

Run before you eat: Thanksgiving races

(WXIA) -- Thanksgiving is a week away, and with the turkey and trimmings comes another Atlanta tradition: the ATC Atlanta Half Marathon.

The 13.1-mile race begins and ends at Turner Field. Its course covers much of the city, including Atlantic Station, Piedmont Park, historic Auburn Avenue and Oakland Cemetery.

There is still time to sign up; registration is $95 at Wednesday's race expo. Get all the details here. There are also Thanksgiving Day 5K, Mashed Potato Mile and Gravy Gallop options for those who aren't ready to tackle a half.

Can't make it to Atlanta on Thanksgiving morning? There are plenty of race options in the suburbs too! Here are a few of them:

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

ATLANTA -- Don't be alarmed if you see a whole bunch of people running down Georgia 400 this weekend.

The Pay the Last Toll road race will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and gives athletes one last opportunity to see the infamous toll booths before they are demolished.

Runners will begin at the Glenridge Connector in Sandy Springs and run south to Phipps Plaza. When they reach the toll booths, they will throw in their final 50 cents. All proceeds will go to charity.

Northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed for the race from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Get more information about the race at georgiagames.org.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will also spend part of the weekend tearing down a MARTA pedestrian bridge on southbound Ga. 400.

A Boston medal for an Atlanta friend

A Boston medal for an Atlanta friend

ATLANTA -- Atlanta has always had a very vibrant running community.

However, over the last 40 years one man has been the Pied Piper of his own local version of Hamelin.

In 1973, Jeff Galloway finished fifth in the Boston Marathon. And on Monday night, he gathered about 100 friends and customers from Phidippides Atlanta, his running store in Ansley Mall, to run for Boston.

It was a night of meaning for those who live for running and love the symbol of their sport -- the Boston Marathon.

"I'm changing when all of a sudden a huge explosion and it was like a war zone," Dennis Murray said.

The war zone for the Johns Creek resident was the finish line. He just cleared the area long enough to collect his seventh Boston Marathon medal

"Sirens came and everything else, and I tried to find my wife in 45 minutes and it was panic city," he said.

Mike Wien and his friend Bishop Leatherbury were there too. They traveled to run and they did.

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.

Gwinnett Braves announce non-profit partnership series

Gwinnett Braves announce non-profit partnership series

Non-Profit Partnership Series to Return in 2013

Gwinnett Braves to continue helping local organizations raise awareness, funds for their causes

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – The Gwinnett Braves announced plans Tuesday to continue their Non-Profit Partnership Series for the 2013 season.  Introduced in 2012, the series is an all-inclusive program that allows multiple organizations who volunteer for a common cause to rally together on themed nights that correspond with the Gwinnett Braves Grant Program.  The goal is to help local organizations raise awareness and funds for their causes all season long.