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Silverbacks lose Quiñones, add Kerr

Silverbacks lose Quiñones, add Kerr

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- The Atlanta Silverbacks professional soccer team is losing one of its newest players, but is gaining a replacement for him.

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have recalled defender Cristian Quiñones, pending USSF approval.

But the Strikers and Silverbacks agreed to a loan that will bring midfielder Grant Kerr to Atlanta for the remainder of the season.

The Silverback acquired Quiñones on July 22.

BEST SPOTS: The Atlanta Braves #BravesBash

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves held their first #BravesBash social media event on Sunday evening after a matchup against the Chicago Cubs.

Although Dan Uggla broke his 33-game streak an hour before, he and all of his teammates put their smiles on and were perfectly poised to chat with fans from across the United States.

The Braves steamed a behind-the-scenes look at their first effort on their website. The event had multiple stations for fan interaction: they hosted a Conference Call, Skype with Fans, they moderated a Twitter conversation, streamed Peter Moylan’s talkshow which was named by his Twitter followers and hosted simultaneous online chats.

As a result of the effort, the team gained about 3,000 Twitter followers and acquired 16,500 Facebook likes.

Silverbacks release 2012 season tickets

Silverbacks release 2012 season tickets

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- Season tickets for the 2012 Atlanta Silverbacks season are now on sale.

Fans who purchase season ticket packages by Nov. 1 will get their tickets for at least $50 off the standard rates. With the discount, fans can get season tickets for as little as $100.

Season ticket packages include tickets to home, playoff and exhibition games for a total of at least 16 matches.

Ticket holders will also receive passes to the new Silverbacks game day VIP tent and invitations to exclusive team events, as well as perks like 10 percent off additional ticket purchases, soccer camps and team merchandise, and five percent off concessions.

Half-season ticket packages and mini plans for next season are also available at their regular rates.

Help the Silverbacks design new uniforms

Help the Silverbacks design new uniforms

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- The Atlanta Silverbacks are giving fans the unique opportunity to design the team's uniforms.

"As an organization, we want to get the fans as involved as possible, and we hope they will enjoy this opportunity to actually decide what their team looks like next season," said Rodrigo Rios, director of soccer for the Silverbacks. "It's not very often you get to decide what your favorite athletes get to wear."

Anyone is invited to download a uniform template from the team's official website or Facebook page and create a design. Completed entries should be sent to contest@atlantasilverbacks.com.

Starting Monday, Aug.

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

ATLANTA -- Tens of thousands of people from across the region and the world marked Independence Day with an Atlanta tradition, the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4
Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers this Fourth of July Georgia Optometric Association Offers Tips to Celebrate the Holiday Safely