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Ludacris, daughter attended Atlanta Dream’s Dads & Daughters Night

Ludacris, daughter attended Atlanta Dream’s Dads & Daughters Night

ATLNATA -- Sunday night, rapper/actor Ludacris and daughter Karma attended the WNBA Atlanta Dream’s “Dads & Daughters Night” at Philips Arena. The celeb guests – which included DTP Records founder Chaka Zulu and VH1 reality star Chanita Foster -– were on hand to watch the Dream crush the Chicago Sky with a final score of 97-59.

The Dream take on the Minnesota Lynx next Friday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Philips Arena. For tickets, visit www.AtlantaDream.net.

Photo Credit: NBAE/Getty Images, Instagram

Race this weekend: Hands Around the Hill

Race this weekend: Hands Around the Hill

ATLANTA -- The Hands Around the Hill 5K will be held this weekend in Downtown Atlanta and the nearby Grant Park neighborhood.

Hands Around the Hill raises money for homeless Atlantans and others who lack basic necessities. Registration is $25 in advance; there is no race day sign-up.

The event will be held Saturday, June 14 at 8 a.m. Packet pick-up will take place at the starting line near the corner of Mitchell and Washington streets. Parking will be provided at the underground garage next to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception; the area is also easily accessible from the Five Points and Georgia State MARTA stations.

All runners will receive cotton T-shirts and will be entered into a drawing for great prizes. Participants will also be treated to fruit, bagels, Larabars and post-race fun at the finish line.

Visit rungeorgia.com for more information.

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.

Atlanta Track Club launches scholarship program

Atlanta Track Club launches scholarship program

(WXIA) -- Youth running groups, rejoice -- the Atlanta Track Club has created a scholarship program just for you.

The Peachtree Jr. Participant Challenge will award scholarships to the three organizations that have the most children registered for the 2014 Peachtree Jr. or Lil' Peach Dash.

The first place team will be given a $1,500 scholarship, a $1,250 cash donation from the Atlanta Track Club and $250 in Sports Authority store credit. Two runners-up will each get $750 scholarships, $500 donations and $250 in Sports Authority credit.

"Through the Peachtree Jr. Participant Challenge, we are able to give back to organizations that share our goal of inspiring children to be healthier and more active," Atlanta Track Club Executive Director Rich Kenah said in a release. "Atlanta Track Club is proud to partner with Sports Authority to offer these scholarships to provide extra motivation to keep kids moving."

AJC Peachtree Road Race registration is open!

AJC Peachtree Road Race registration is open!

ATLANTA -- It's that time of year again -- time to register for the world's largest 10K.

AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery registration is now open. It will close Saturday, Mar. 22 at 11:59 p.m.

Those who are chosen for the race will be informed by Tuesday, Mar. 25.

Visit ajc.com/peachtree to sign up.

The five finalists in the Peachtree T-shirt design contest have also been revealed. Vote for your favorite!

Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon Will Attract Thousands to Atlanta for Eighth Annual Running

Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon Will Attract Thousands to Atlanta for Eighth Annual Running

ATLANTA – March 3, 2014:  Atlanta can expect more than 16,000 runners to hit the streets for the eighth annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon, produced and presented by Life Time, The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE: LTM), on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 7 a.m. The race course will travel through metro Atlanta’s most interesting and historic areas including the Sweet Auburn District, Inman Park, Decatur, Druid Hills, Virginia-Highland and Midtown.  Along the way, runners will pass landmarks including the King Historic Site, Carter Center, four college campuses and Piedmont Park. 

Craig Kimbrel agrees to 4-year contract with Braves

Craig Kimbrel agrees to 4-year contract with Braves

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have agreed with pitcher Craig Kimbrel to terms on a four-year contract, the team announced Sunday.

The agreement means Kimbrel and the Braves will not have to go into salary arbitration. Financial details were not released.

"We are very excited to agree to terms with Craig, who we feel is the best closer in Major League Baseball," Braves executive vice president and general manager Frank Wren said in a release. "He is one of the key pieces of our pitching staff, and we are happy to keep him in a Braves uniform for at least four more years."

The 25-year-old pitcher was named to the National League All-Star team in 2013 for the third year in a row. He is also the youngest pitcher in MLB history to notch 50 saves in a season, and is only 15 saves shy of John Smoltz's franchise record of 154 career rescues, according to the Braves.

Kimbrel was drafted by the Braves in 2008 and made his MLB debut during the 2010 season.