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Former Super Bowl Champion, Eric Matthews, Gives Huge Xmas Bash

Former Super Bowl Champion, Eric Matthews, Gives Huge Xmas Bash

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by Nvision Marketing) 

Eric Matthews, former NFL Star of the Green bay Packers, is preparing for his 3rd Annual Eric Matthews Red & Black Christmas Affair, which his Eric Matthews Youth Foundation collects Christmas toys and coats for under privileged families. 

Each year the Indiana University alum hosts this event he partners with a local charity to benefit their organization. For the second year in a row they are partnering with legendary foundation Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless

They collect new toys and coats for under privileged children and families serviced by the organization. Last year they collected over 325 toys and coats at the party, which went toward providing over 2,000 families with toys and coats at the Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless Christmas Dinner.

The eve

Coach K In Town Checking Out Miller Grove Star Center.

Coach K In Town Checking Out Miller Grove Star Center.

   At 6'9 and 274-pounds, Miller Grove High School's Tony Parker would be a stand-out even if he wasn't a stand-out.

   Just a junior, he's currently Number 15 among ESPN's top basketball recruits for 2012.

   "He plays an up-tempo style game now," said Miller Grove Coach Sharman White.  "He plays like he's on a college level now.  He still has a lot to learn but can do some of things that can contribute to a college program right away."

Duke's Coach "K" to personally scout a Miller Grove HighSchool Player tonight

Duke's Coach "K" to personally scout a Miller Grove HighSchool Player tonight

Lithonia, GA-- According to the buzz amongst different well known blogs, Coach "K" of Duke University has come into town today to see one of the most highly rated players in the nation play versus Douglass High.

Tony Parker is a 6-foot-9, 275 pound Junior from Miller Grove High School, and has already received more than 40 scholarship offers.

It is not everyday that a coach from such a college basketball powerhouse like Duke, goes to personally scout young players like Parker. 

Parker who is being approached by every nearly every school in the country, including Georgia Tech, has said that he does not have a favorite team but is excited that the Duke coach is coming to see the game.

Tony Parker averages 19.5 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots per game. His team Miller Grove has recently beaten the #1 ranked team in the country, Milton High (also from Greater Atlanta), in a surprising victory.

The HBCU Atlanta Football Classic is Back this Weekend

Atlanta, GA--  The Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic is one of the nation’s largest HBCU football games pitting long-term rivals Florida A&M University and Tennessee State against each other on the gridiron. This annual event also is the 100 Black Men of Atlanta’s largest fundraiser for its mentoring, academic support and scholarship program, Project Success.

The Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic, the fierce 22-year football rivalry between Florida A&M and Tennessee State, is coming back to Atlanta Sept. 25. Florida A&M is looking to continue their nine-game winning streak against the Tennessee State Tigers, but the Tigers have new Head Coach Rod Reed leading the pack.

More than a fierce football rivalry … a weekend of community and tradition …

Atlanta Police Officers to Box for Charity and to Support the Police Athletic League

ATLANTA -- Crime isn't the only thing Atlanta police officers are fighting.

Next month, two of the city's finest will climb into the ring for a cause close to their hearts, the Atlanta Police Athletic League, a non-profit program that uses sports, education and recreation to connect police and local youth.

Atlanta police officers Jaidon Codrington (19-2) and Josue Blocus (15-2) will open the "Protect and Serve" Live Boxing series on Oct.

The City of Atlanta Wins $50,000 Community Tennis Grant for "2010 Best Tennis Town" Finalist

Atlanta, GA-- Mayor Kasim Reed was at the 2010 U.S.

Want to Run in Atlanta's Half Marathon this Thanksgiving? Train with a Coach Now

Atlanta, GA-- For those runners who will be running in the Atlanta Half Marathon on Thanksgiving morning, Coach Will Dillard, along with Fleet Feet Sports Atlanta, will have a training program designed specifically for intermediate and veteran runners.

An informational meeting and sign up will be at Fleet Feet Sports Atlanta on Sunday, September 12th at 3:00 p.m., and group runs begin Saturday, September 18th.

The cost of the program is $99.00 and will include the following: Ten Saturday group runs from various locations with optional Wednesday training runs beginning October 6th, a detailed written schedule, seminars on injury prevention and nutrition, access to Coach Will at the runs and by email for training questions, weekly email training tips, a long sleeve technical tee for race day, and socks and other goodies from program sponsors.

Along with coaching numerous runners over the past twenty years, Coach Will has trained many of his runners