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ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County Parks & Recreation has been granted $2,380 in funding from the Atlanta Hawks Foundation due to its collaboration with the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA). The grant aims to provide more opportunities for youth sports and will enable scholarships for eligible participants in the 2024 Summer Sports Clinics. Additionally, the funding will support initiating a new cheer/dance clinic.

“The support provided by the Atlanta Hawks Foundation and GRPA is of immense value to our efforts in offering accessible and enriching recreational experiences for the youth of Rockdale County,” said Jason Redmond, Director of Parks and Recreation. “This funding will demolish financial barriers and empower us to introduce new program offerings, thereby advancing our mission of promoting community engagement and youth development through sports and recreational activities.”

In partnership with GRPA, the Atlanta Hawks Foundation extends resources and opportunities to member agencies such as Rockdale County Parks & Recreation. This collaboration underscores a shared commitment to youth development and community engagement through sports, camps, clinics, and fitness initiatives.

Rockdale County Parks & Recreation is honored to be among the six agencies in its district that received funding through this partnership. This grant reinforces the department’s dedication to providing accessible and enriching recreational experiences for Rockdale County residents.

For more information, please contact Johnson Park Recreation Center 770-278-7529