Atlanta Falcons First Down for Fitness – Help spread the word to our local school systems.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Atlanta Falcons First Down for Fitness presented by The Employees of Marsh & McLennan and Publix Supermarkets is a three-month program (September 7 through November 30, 2015) designed to challenge third through seventh grade students throughout the state of Georgia to participate in fitness activities, eat healthy and lead a healthy lifestyle.  The program incorporates components of the NFL’s Play 60 initiative, the American Heart Association, and Fuel Up to Play 60 nutrition program available through the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA).

 

REQUIREMENTS

Teachers must register online at www.atlantafalcons.com/firstdownforfitness as well as:

  • Provide a copy of your county or school’s wellness plan—(unless we already have it on file)
  • Agree that each participating student will engage in 60 minutes of physical activity at least five days a week and have at least one discussion a week relative to healthy eating and healthy lifestyles

 

INCENTIVES

  • Students who complete the program will receive a signed certificate signed by program Atlanta Falcons Ambassador, Head Coach Dan Quinn
  • Participating schools will receive physical fitness equipment
  • Participating classes will receive the following:
  • A chance to receive a school visit from Atlanta Falcons players and cheerleaders
  • A chance to receive a school visit from the Fuel Up to Play 60 program through SUDIA when you register your school in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program at fueluptoplay60.com.
  • A chance to receive a visit from Freddie Falcon and learn more about his P.L.A.Y. Book for Fitness Program: atlantafalcons.com/freddie.
  • Play 60 Challenge teacher guide and student game planners
  • Five (5) registered teachers will be selected at the 2015-2016 First Down for Fitness Teachers of the Year.  Teachers can nominate themselves or be nominated by an administrator, fellow teacher, student or parent and recipients will be selected based on their dedication and innovative approach to the program.  Each Teacher of the Year winner will receive a $1,000 grant to purchases physical fitness equipment for their school.

 

FIRST DOWN FOR FITNESS TIP OF THE WEEK AND RECIPE OF THE WEEK

 

PLAY 60 CHALLENGE

  • The PLAY 60 Challenge Online Tracker helps schools and youth organizations track their students’ physical activity minutes during the 4-week Challenge.  Students can compete with other classrooms across the nation for the most physical activity minutes and compare their results using the real time data that is available in the tracker!  Register for free at heart.org/PLAY60ChallengeTracker.
  • Participating teachers can visit heart.org/PLAY60Challenge to download sample lesson plans, view classroom physical fitness activities and explore more great resources

 

FUEL UP TO PLAY 60

  • Participating schools can sign up online at fueluptoplay60.com. The website contains information to help you and your students make healthy changes in your school including information about how to apply for grants to make those healthy changes.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

May 28                                   Pre-registration begins

July 1                                      General registration begins

August 14                              Registration ends

August 17-21                         Participation confirmation                      

September 7                           Program begins

September 20                         American Heart Association PLAY 60 Challenge registration opens

October 1                               American Heart Association PLAY 60 Challenge begins

October 12                             2014 First Down for Fitness MVPs nomination period begins

October 30                             2014 First Down for Fitness MVPs nomination period ends

November 11                         2014 First Down for Fitness MVPs announced

November 29                         MVP winners recognized at an Atlanta Falcons Home Game

November 30                         Program ends

January 18                             Program evaluation emailed to teachers

February 19                           Final program evaluations due

March 25                                Teacher of the year nominations opens

April 18                                  Teacher of the year nominations close

May 9                                     Announce Teacher of the Year Winners

 

2015 Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback Award Program

2015 ATLANTA FALCONS COMMUNITY QUARTERBACK AWARD PROGRAM

 

The Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback Award program recognizes volunteers throughout the state of Georgia (ages 13 and over) who exemplify leadership and dedication to bettering their communities.  We know that many organizations rely on quality volunteers to create and facilitate programs that benefit many lives throughout the state of Georgia and this award is designed to recognize and reward these individuals.

 

Each month during the 2015 season, beginning in September, an Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback of the Month winner will be selected.  The four winners will each receive:

  • Two (2) tickets to the Sunday, December 27 game against the Carolina Panthers
  • A $1,000 grant from NFL Foundation to the organization served

Nominations will be accepted July 20 – November 11, 2015 and winners will be announced monthly:

September winner will be announced September 1
October winner will be announced October 1
November winner will be announced November 3
December winner will be announced December 1

 

In addition, an Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback MVP will be selected by a panel of civic and community leaders and announced at the annual Atlanta Falcons Community Honors Dinner.  The winner will receive an additional $4,000 grant from NFL Foundation to the organization served.
Nomination forms may be submitted online at www.atlantafalcons.com/communityquarterback.  Nominations must also include a copy of the organization’s 501(c)3 non-profit documentation in order to be considered.

 

For additional information contact Maddy Cuono at mcuono@falcons.nfl.com or at 770-965-4335.

 

 

 

News, happenings, events and important things happening around Bartow County Georgia

HUGE THANKS….
To all who served this weekend at Bartow Give a Kid A Chance!!!!!!! PARTNER EVENTS…
MentorBartow
The next Mentor Training will be August 12th at the Teen Center, 140 Douglas Street. For more information, contact mentorforbartow@gmail.com.
(new) Goodwill Career Center
The Center will welcome all community partners and employers to celebrate their reopening after flood damage at the August Job Fair on Thursday, August 13th from 10:00am – 12:30pm. You may download the registration form @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update, July 27th. The August Calendar can be downloaded from from http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – July 27th or from http://www.goodwillng.org. For questions, contact James Benham @ jbenham@ging.org.
WORKSHOPS/CLASSES…
(new) NAMI Rome
NAMI will host a Family to Family class in Dalton beginning in August. This free 12-session course will be offered on Sunday for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help adult family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. For more information, contact Bonnie Moore @ 706-506-8314 or jmbm71@bellsouth.net.
(new) UGA extension – Cobb County
The Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training (HRMET) is designed to meet the safety, permanency, and well-being needs of vulnerable children in the child welfare system by increasing access to and implementation of relationship and marriage education. The 1-day training, ideal for all professionals who work with youth and adults, will be held in Marietta on August 27th. Participants will receive tools and learn strategies to empower individuals with skills that can strengthen couple and family relationships. For additional information about the training, training dates/locations, and to register, visit http://www.gamarriages.org and click on “Healthy Relationship Education Training” or contact Cindee Swenda @ cindee.sweda@cobbcounty.org or 770/528-4084.
Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
The Neighborhood Summit, held on Sept. 26th, provides opportunities for nonprofits, civic organizations and community partners to meet, exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. Participants attend workshops, enjoy exhibits, and network with community leaders. Early Bird Registration by or before August 31, 2015, General Admission is $20.00/person*, Students and Seniors (55+) is $15.00/person*, and Groups (5
or more individuals) is $10.00/person. Register at http://www.neighborhoodsummit.org/. For
more information, contact Larry Silver @ 404-718-0040.
Bartow College and Career Academy
A Welding Class will be offered at the Bartow County College and Career Academy this fall
on Tuesday nights. The deadline to apply is October 2nd. Please contact Carla Smith at
770-606-5800 ext. 3015; or carla.smith@chattahoocheetech.edu for more information.
NOTEWORTHY…
Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as
nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal
entities, businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues
pertaining to children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may
submit announcements or events to be included in weekly eblast or social media
avenues. Content may be edited as needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by
Bartow Collaborative will be specifically noted.

News, happenings and special events happening around Bartow County Ga.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED….
Bartow Give a Kid A Chance, Saturday, July 25th at the Bartow County College And
Career Academy-738 Grassdale Road in Cartersville. Volunteers can register at
http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com.
PARTNER EVENTS…
Goodwill Career Center
The July Calendar can be downloaded from from http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – July 20th or from
http://www.goodwillng.org. For questions, contact James Benham, jbenham@ging.org,
NW Ga Center for Independent Living
You are invited to Open House and afternoon desserts Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Come by after lunch and enjoy a Dessert Sampler in celebration of the
Americans with Disabilities Act: 25 Years and Beyond! Open House will be at NWGA
Center for Independent Living, 242 N 5th Avenue, Rome GA 30165. For more information
call: 706-314-0008.
MentorBartow
The next Mentor Training will be August 12th at the Teen Center, 140 Douglas Street. For
more information, contact mentorforbartow@gmail.com.
Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
The Neighborhood Summit, held on Sept. 26th, provides opportunities for nonprofits, civic
organizations and community partners to meet, exchange ideas and explore opportunities
for collaboration. Participants attend workshops, enjoy exhibits, and network with
community leaders. Early Bird Registration by or before August 31, 2015, General
Admission is $20.00/person*, Students and Seniors (55+) is $15.00/person*, and Groups (5
or more individuals) is $10.00/person. Register at http://www.neighborhoodsummit.org/. For
more information, contact Larry Silver @ 404-718-0040.
WORKSHOPS/CLASSES…
Addiction Solutions
Understanding Drugs of Abuse will be held Saturday July 25th, 2015, 9:00 to 4:30.This
session will provide education and understanding of drugs of choice typically used by both
adults and adolescents, also providing treatment interventions to meet the needs of the
client/patient and reduce the risk of relapse potential. Location will be at Cartersville Civic
Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga. To register, visit http://www.addictionsolutions.org
or contact Donna L. Johnson, @ 770-714-7605.
Bartow College and Career Academy
A Welding Class will be offered at the Bartow County College and Career Academy this fall
on Tuesday nights. The deadline to apply is October 2nd. Please contact Carla Smith at
770-606-5800 ext. 3015; or carla.smith@chattahoocheetech.edu for more information.

News, happenings and important dates around Bartow County Georgia

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT…
The Board of Directors of Bartow Collaborative, Inc. has extended the application deadline
for the position of Executive Director to Friday, July 10, 2015. Interested candidates
should submit include the position title in the subject line and submit cover letter, resume
and three references via email to bcedresume@gmail.com. To download the job
announcement, visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – left tab.
REMINDER…
Bartow Collaborative will NOT meet in July and will resume Friday, August 28th at the
First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville.
NEED TO KNOW…
Bartow Give a Kid A Chance will be held Saturday, July 25th at the Bartow County
College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale Road in Cartersville. Registration is now open
@ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. Deadline for student registration is July 10th. Space is
limited. A flier can be downloaded from the Collaborative website – Weekly Update July 6.
PARTNER EVENTS…
Goodwill Career Center
The Center will host a Multi-Employer Job Fair July 9, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public the focus of the hiring event is to bring employers
and job seekers together to discuss present or future jobs opportunities available. Although
it is our desire to accommodate every invited guest, space limitations dictate that
reservations be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. If your organization wishes to
participate, please email James Benham, jbenham@ging.org, and CC Phyllis Bunch,
pbunch@ging.org. Registration Form for employers and the July Calendar for the
Cartersville Goodwill Career Center is available to download from http://www.bartow.gafcp.org
July 6th or from http://www.goodwillng.org.
Youth Explosion
Youth Explosion will be held July 18-19. For more information, contact Carolyn Johnson
at johnsonc@bartowga.org.
(new) NW Ga Center for Independent Living Save the date and save up your calories
You are invited to Open House and afternoon desserts Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Come by after lunch, and enjoy a Dessert Sampler in celebration of the
Americans with Disabilities Act: 25 Years and Beyond! Open House will be at NWGA
Center for Independent Living, 242 N 5th Avenue, Rome GA 30165. For more information
call: 706-314-0008
MentorBartow
MentorBartow will host Mentor Training on July 9th, August 25th, and Sept. 22nd . For
more information, contact Alaina Price @ APrice@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com.
Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
Neighborhoods are the building blocks of the region, shaping its character and affecting the
lives of its residents. It is where “community” begins. To support and further this thinking,
the Community Foundation is hosting Neighborhood Summit on Sept. 26th. This day-long
event designed for residents from 10 metro Atlanta counties to connect and discuss a
common, inclusive agenda for strengthening the region. The Neighborhood Summit
provides opportunities for nonprofits, civic organizations and community partners to meet,
exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. Participants attend workshops,
enjoy exhibits, and network with peer community leaders and elected officials. The theme
for 2015 is Embracing the Power of Education! Early Bird Registration by or before August
31, 2015, General Admission is $20.00/person*, Students and Seniors (55+) is
$15.00/person*, and Groups (5 or more individuals) is $10.00/person. To register, visit
http://www.neighborhoodsummit.org/. For more information, contact Larry Silver @ 404-
718-0040.
WORKSHOPS/CLASSES…
Addiction Solutions
Understanding Drugs of Abuse will be held Saturday July 25th, 2015 9:00 to 4:30.This
session will provide education and understanding of drugs of choice typically used by both
adults and adolescents. This understanding will help in providing treatment interventions to
meet the needs of the client/patient and reduce the risk of relapse potential. Additional
information will be provided on Prescription drugs and management of pain in treatment.
Registration is $69 and will provide 6 CE Hours. Training Location will be at Cartersville
Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga. To register, visit
http://www.addictionsolutions.org or contact Donna L. Johnson, @ 770-714-7605.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE…
(new) Highland Rivers
Highland Rivers is seeking a full time ITR Manager in Rome. The position requires a
Registered Nurse with Mental Health Experience. Supervisor and Program Management
Experience a plus. The position will oversee day to day operations of ITR for SPMI
consumers, develop schedules for activities throughout the week for consumer, facilitate
skills training to consumers, train support staff and ensure MARS are being completed on
all consumers with medications. Submit resume and cover letter by email or fax to: 706-
270-5129 or jobs@highlandrivers.org by July 6, 2015 @ 5:00pm. For more information,
contact Jennifer Mayfield @ 706-270-5008 ext. 1101.
NOTEWORTHY…
Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as
nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal
entities, businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues
pertaining to children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may
submit announcements or events to be included in weekly eblast or social media
avenues. Content may be edited as needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by
Bartow Collaborative will be specifically noted.

News, happenings and Important dates around Bartow County Ga

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT…
The Board of Directors of Bartow Collaborative, Inc. has extended the application deadline
for the position of Executive Director to Friday, July 10, 2015. Interested candidates
should submit include the position title in the subject line and submit cover letter, resume
and three references via email to bcedresume@gmail.com. To download the job
announcement, visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – left tab.
REMINDER…
Thanks to Rachel McCrickard from Georgia Hope for providing bagels at Friday’s
Collaborative Meeting. Additionally, the Collaborative appreciates Rachel, Larry Silver, and
Patrick Nelson for sharing information about their respective agencies. Bartow
Collaborative will NOT meet in July and will resume Friday, August 28th at the First
Presbyterian Church in Cartersville.
NEED TO KNOW…
Bartow Give a Kid A Chance will be held Saturday, July 25th at the Bartow County
College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale Road in Cartersville. Registration is now open
@ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. Deadline for student registration is July 10th. Space is
limited. A flier can be downloaded from the Collaborative website – Weekly Update June
16th.
Bartow County Library
Patrons of The Bartow County Library System can now access their favorite digital
magazines using Flipster™ from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a nextgeneration
digital magazine service that allows people to browse the latest issues of high
quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of the library. The Bartow County
Library System has both Flipster and hardcopy versions of magazines like Consumer
Reports, Southern Living, Field & Stream and so much more. Patrons now have the option
of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines may be viewed on your
computer or can be downloaded to your tablet or phone via a free native app for offline
reading anytime anywhere. Visit bartowlibraryonline.org and select the Flipster link to start
browsing digital magazines today! To learn more about Flipster, visit
http://flipster.ebsco.com.
PARTNER EVENTS…
(new) Goodwill Career Center
The Center will host a Multi-Employer Job Fair July 9, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public the focus of the hiring event is to bring employers
and job seekers together to discuss present or future jobs opportunities available. Although
it is our desire to accommodate every invited guest, space limitations dictate that
reservations be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. If your organization wishes to
participate, please email James Benham, jbenham@ging.org, and CC Phyllis Bunch,
pbunch@ging.org. Registration Form for employers and the July Calendar for the
Cartersville Goodwill Career Center is available to download from http://www.bartow.gafcp.org or
from http://www.goodwillng.org.
(new) Youth Explosion
Youth Explosion will be held July 18-19. For more information, contact Carolyn Johnson
at johnsonc@bartowga.org.
Leadership Bartow Alumni Association
The next LBAA Continuing Education Series will be held Wednesday, July 22 at the
Chamber from 8 till 9 AM. Rex Bishop, Vice President for Economic Development at
Chattahoochee Technical College will present “Teams & Team Building.” Registration is
$10 per person which includes chick-fil-a biscuit, orange juice and coffee. Contact Cheryl
Hyde for more information @ 770-382-1466 or cheryl@cartersvillechamber.com
(new) MentorBartow
MentorBartow will host Mentor Training on July 9th, August 25th, and Sept. 22nd . For
more information, contact Alaina Price @ APrice@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com.
(new) Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
Neighborhoods are the building blocks of the region, shaping its character and affecting the
lives of its residents. It is where “community” begins. To support and further this thinking,
the Community Foundation is hosting Neighborhood Summit on Sept. 26th. This day-long
event designed for residents from 10 metro Atlanta counties to connect and discuss a
common, inclusive agenda for strengthening the region. The Neighborhood Summit
provides opportunities for nonprofits, civic organizations and community partners to meet,
exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. Participants attend workshops,
enjoy exhibits, and network with peer community leaders and elected officials. The theme
for 2015 is Embracing the Power of Education! Early Bird Registration by or before August
31, 2015, General Admission is $20.00/person*, Students and Seniors (55+) is
$15.00/person*, and Groups (5 or more individuals) is $10.00/person. To register, visit
http://www.neighborhoodsummit.org/. For more information, contact Larry Silver @ 404-
718-0040.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE…
Bartow College and Career Academy
The Academy had two teaching positions, engineering and healthcare, available for the
2015-2016 school year. If you know of someone highly qualified and interested in teaching,
please have them complete the application TeachGeorgia, http://www.teachgeorgia.org.
Advocates for Children
Advocates is preparing to launch its newest program, Parents as Teachers, an intensive
and friendly in-home parent education program. The organization will be hiring individuals
to be become certified Parents as Teachers Parent Educators. Interested individuals should
have a Bachelor or four-year degree in early childhood education, social work health,
psychology or related degree. Those with two year degree or 60 college hours in early
childhood will also be considered. To download complete job description, visit
http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Eblast June 22nd. Resumes should be submitted to
Liz@advochild.org by July 2nd. For more information, contact Liz Fox @ 678-605-9023.
Healthcare Staffing
Positions available in Cobb County include RN – Labor and Delivery 7a-7p for 36/hour work
week; RN – Cardiac Operating Room: must be trained in coronary artery bypass grafting,
valve repair and replacement surgery, aortic arch surgery for 32-40/hr work week;
Floating RN’s between different departments for 36/hr work week; Cardiac Operating Room
Nurse – combo shift- 6:30a-3p and 10:30a-7p for 32-40/hr work week. All RN’s that are
needed are located at the same Hospital. RN’s must have a Georgia State Nursing License.
If interested, please email resumes to Tracy Cameron tcameron@healthcare-staffing.com
or Fax resumes to the attention of Tracy Cameron- 770-991-1557.
WORKSHOPS/CLASSES…
AddictionSolutions
Understanding Drugs of Abuse will be held Saturday July 25th, 2015 9:00 to 4:30.This
session will provide education and understanding of drugs of choice typically used by both
adults and adolescents. This understanding will help in providing treatment interventions to
meet the needs of the client/patient and reduce the risk of relapse potential. Additional
information will be provided on Prescription drugs and management of pain in treatment.
Registration is $69 and will provide 6 CE Hours. Training Location will be at Cartersville
Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga
To register, visit http://www.addictionsolutions.org or contact Donna L. Johnson, @
770-714-7605.
NOTEWORTHY…
Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as
nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal
entities, businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues
pertaining to children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may
submit announcements or events to be included in weekly eblast or social media
avenues. Content may be edited as needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by
Bartow Collaborative will be specifically noted.

United Way seeking donations of non-perishable food items and school supplies for the “Christmas in July Program”

Originally posted on United Way of Bartow:

Help support the community by donating non-perishable food items and school supplies to United Way of Bartow County. Drop off locations are at WBHF Radio in Downtown Cartersville and Century Bank on Stonewall Street Starting July 1st.  For more information please call United Way at 770-386-1677.

List of needed supplies:

Christmas in July

July 1 – July 29
Non-Perishable Food Items and School Supplies

Food contributions will aid these local United Way Agencies:
The Salvation Army
North Bartow Community Services
New Beginnings Food Outreach

School supplies will be distributed to needy children in the Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems!!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
Color Pencils – 8 ct. box — Canned Meat
#2 Pencils — Canned Vegetables
Erasers — Cereal
12” Ruler w/centimeters — Mac and Cheese
Book Bags — Tuna Fish
Glue Sticks — Peanut Butter
Hand Sanitizer — Baby Food
Safety Scissors — Baby Formula

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