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Alpharetta lacrosse raises $2,750 for Wounded Warrior Project


March 10, 2010
Members of the Alpharetta Junior Raider Men’s Lacrosse team raised more than $2,750 for the Wounded Warrior Project through a charity event in the memory of Capt. John Hallett III, a member of the U.S. Army who was killed in action last year while serving in Afghanistan. He was the cousin of Cal Swanson, a member of the AHS lacrosse team.

The Junior Raider team, composed of students in middle school, conducted a 12-hour “lacrosse-athon” on Feb. 6, playing non-stop lacrosse through sleet, rain and snow from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Players solicited donations from neighbors, friends and family for the Wounded Warrior Project after learning of the connection between Swanson and Hallett.

Hallett was a member of the United States Army, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 6th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

Birmingham Falls Foundation to hold ‘Footrace for the Falls’

The inaugural ”Footrace for the Falls” featuring a 5K road race and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held on March 27 to benefit the Birmingham Falls Elementary School Foundation. The event is open to the entire community beginning at 8 a.m. for the 5K and 9 a.m. for the one mile fun run.

There is a $25 entrance fee, with the funds raised to be used by the Foundation for a variety of programs including Discovery Zone, Technology, the Media Center, and other educational needs including instructional materials.

Runners can register on-line at www.georgiarunner.com/race_calendar.asp. All participants will receive T-shirts and prizes will be awarded for winners in each age group.

Elizabeth Fan Fan receives honors for Spanish, Portuguese

Elizabeth Fan Fan, a student at Chattahoochee High School, has been selected the 2010 High School Student of the Year by the Georgia Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Fan Fan was recognized by the award selection committee for her years of service to the Spanish Club and her work in the community as a volunteer at the Hispanic Pediatric Clinic, YMCA, and as a tutor.

Football registration open at Kings Ridge Christian School

The King’s Ridge Christian School Jr. Tiger and Middle School Football Programs are open to the community and registration is now underway. The Jr. Tiger program is for students in second grade (flag) and third through fifth grade (tackle).  The Middle School program is for students in grades 6-8. The cost is $150 for flag and $375 for tackle - all levels.  To register, visit the school’s Web site at www.kingsridgecs.org. If you have questions, please contact marybeecham@bellsouth.net.

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