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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.

Race this weekend: Cub Caper

Race this weekend: Cub Caper

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- J. G. Dyer Elementary School will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend to benefit its PTA.

The Cub Caper 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, Sept. 6 at Mountain View High School. On-site registration begins at 6:30 a.m., and the race will start at 8 a.m.

Runners will receive T-shirts, while the top male and female finishers, masters finishers and age group runners will earn special prizes.

Advance registration is $20 and closes at noon on Friday, Sept. 5. Those who don't wish to participate can still support the Dyer PTA by becoming phantom runners, also for $20.

Visit runnersfit.com for more information about the event.

Mountain View High is located at 2351 Sunny Hill Road in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett County lifeguards win state competition third year in a row

For the third year in a row, Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation (GCPR) took first place at the annual Georgia Recreation and Park Association State Lifeguarding Competition held on July 21 in Greene County. Six lifeguards from various GCPR aquatic centers earned spots on the team after proving their lifeguard skills and abilities during the tryouts. Virginia Brinkley, Christina Wang, Alex Wang, Brad Miller, Stephen Brinkley and Victor Barr studied lifeguard materials, swam and conditioned throughout the summer to prepare for the competition. There were 13 teams from across the state competing for the title.

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.

Race this weekend: Archer Tigers 5K

Race this weekend: Archer Tigers 5K

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Archer High School's upcoming 5K will benefit some runners within the school community.

The sixth annual Archer Tigers 5K and Fun Run will be Saturday, May 17 at Tribble Mill Park. A 1-mile fun run will start at 8 a.m. and will be followed by the 5K at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Families of four can sign up for a discounted rate of $70. Proceeds will benefit Archer High's cross country teams.

The top male and female finishers, top male and female masters finishers, and top three finishers in each age group will receive special awards.

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

Tribble Mill Park is located at 2125 Tribble Mill Parkway in Lawrenceville.

Race this weekend: Scamper Against Cancer

Race this weekend: Scamper Against Cancer

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Two deserving Gwinnett County families will benefit from this year's Scamper Against Cancer 5K.

The event will be held Saturday, May 3 at Coolray Field, where the Gwinnett Braves play. Registration opens at 6:45 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m. A 1-mile fun run is scheduled to start as soon as the 5K ends.

The 5K costs $28 in advance and $30 on race day, while the fun run is only $15. Families of four or more can register for only $79.99. All pre-registered runners will receive T-shirts.

Money raised by the race will go to 6-year-old Brayden Martin, 7-year-old Ollie Tetloff and their families. Both children are battling cancer.

Learn more and sign up at fundracers.org.

Coolray Field is located at 2500 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville.