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The LAA's Copa Latina de Atlanta - June 11th

The LAA's Copa Latina de Atlanta - June 11th

On June 11th the Latin American Association will host its second annual charity soccer tournament: Copa Latina de Atlanta. The tournament will be held at the Atlanta Silverbacks Park, 3200 Atlanta Silverbacks Way.

The tournament is open to adult, teen and youth teams. Two games are guaranteed and all players will receive a t-shirt.

Registration Information:

Team Captains should register teams before June 3, 2011. You may register at www.thelaa.org, email smarske@thelaa.org, or call 404-471-1892.

Fees -

  • Individual teams $250
  • Youth Teams (11-14 yrs) $140
  • Corporate Sponsored Teams $350

In addition to the soccer tournament, there will be a free Family Fiesta beginning at 11 a.m.!

For further information, visit the website www.thelaa.org!

BEST SPOTS: Summer Camps for Kids

BEST SPOTS: Summer Camps for Kids

CASCADE, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best summer camps for your children, this year.

YMCA Centers are the nation’s largest provider of child care services and there are a number of YMCA centers around the metro area. According to their website, YMCA’s provide “family-centered, values-based programs” and they support the “physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of children”. Camp charges vary depending on if membership. Check them out online and find your neighborhood center.

Camp Twin Lakes is a network of camps around North Georgia that “provides life-changing camp programs for kids with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges and various state-of-the-art locations throughout the state”.

Cobb Co. to give student athletes concussion tests

Cobb Co. to give student athletes concussion tests

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- The Cobb County school district is screening 8,000 student athletes for concussion before the start of the 2011-12 athletic season to create a comparison for when athletes are injured.

The district will announce the new program Thursday during a 10:30 a.m. news conference.

Cobb County is teaming up with WellStar Health System for the tests, which will provide a baseline reading for medical staff in case the student is injured.

The 20-minute test measures cognitive functions like attention span, working memory and reaction time.

Experts estimate U.S. emergency rooms treat 135,000 sports- and recreation-related injuries in children ages five to 18 every year. If left untreated, concussions can cause long-term problems and even death.

The Associated Press

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

ATLANTA -- The weather is finally getting warmer, which means it's the perfect time to visit one of the many pools in Metro Atlanta.

The 11Alive Web Team has compiled a list of public pools located throughout North Georgia:

* Northeast Metro
Clarke, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall Counties

* South Metro
Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry and South Fulton Counties

* Intown and North Fulton
Also includes DeKalb County

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STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

ATLANTA -- Summer is just around the corner, and 11Alive wants to help you save on fun activities around town with your family. 

All week long, the 11Alive morning team will broadcast live from different Metro Atlanta attractions with special discounts for 11Alive viewers.

RELATED: 11Alive takes over the Georgia Aquarium
MORE: 11Alive takes over the World of Coca-Cola 

Watch 11Alive News Today between 5 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily to find out details. 

White Water opens May 21

White Water opens May 21

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Summer is just around the corner, so grab the swimsuits and sunscreen, and head down to Six Flags White Water (250 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta, 30062).

The famous water park will open for the 2011 season on Saturday, May 21.

"Six Flags White Water is an award-winning, affordable destination for families to visit this summer," said Melinda Ashcraft, president of Six Flags Over Georgia. "This will be another great season for the park that's brought summer fun to so many local residents for more than 26 years."

Six Flags White Water is the Southeast's largest water park, with more than 20 attractions and 50 slides.

Season passes for both Six Flags and White Water are currently on sale. Children ages two and under always receive free admission.

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of public pools in the area for you, your family and friends to take a dip and cool off in the heat of the summer sun (or in an aquatic center).

With an economy like ours, it’s imperative that people look for a bargain wherever they can and public pools offer fun that’s easy on the pockets. Check out these local pools and enjoy a classic, cost-effective, exciting summertime experience.

Douglas County

Boundary Waters Aquatic Park is located in Douglas County and it offers year-round swimming in an “8-lane, 25-yard heated competition pool, and a 4-lane, heated therapeutic/teaching pool”. The park offers $3.00 daily passes and $4.00 passes for non-residents. It’s is located at 5000 Georgia Highway 92 in Douglasville.

Cobb County

Cobb County is home to four indoor aquatic centers and two outdoor seasonal pools.