June 2008 Community Recap For June 9-15

The Dream wrapped up another busy week in the community. This week you could find players all over metro Atlanta, whether swinging golf clubs at Bear’s Best Atlanta in Suwanee, trying yoga at the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys & Girls Club, checking out the animals at Zoo Atlanta, or working up a sweat at Kennesaw State University’s girls basketball camp.

On Tuesday, June 10, Dream team ambassador Chantelle Anderson and point guard Kristin Haynie visited youth at the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys and Girls Club for a Read to Achieve event. Anderson and Haynie took turns reading from two Sahar Simmons books, “Boys Will Be Boys” and “All About Me.” Each child in attendance received a Read to Achieve prize pack that included a book, pencil and bookmarks. Once they were done reading, Anderson and Haynie couldn’t pass up on the other activities going on at the club. By the time they left, Anderson and Haynie had participated in everything from yoga to street hockey. They were also treated to a special praise dance performance by teenagers at the club.

Campers at the Kennesaw State University Girls Basketball Camp were in for a big surprise on June 12, when Anderson and Dream players Chioma Nnamaka and Tamera Young made an unannounced appearance at the camp. The players joined in the action, helping run the campers through some passing and defensive drills. Anderson, Nnamaka and Young then signed autographs and fielded questions from the group.

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Dream players traded their jerseys for polos on June 14, taking part in “Play Golf America Day” at Bear’s Best Atlanta in Suwanee. Anderson and guard Ann Strother stopped by to sign autographs for fans and test out their golf swings. The event consisted of a fun-filled day of free golf activities and on-site instruction from more than a dozen local Georgia PGA Professionals, live demonstrations, clinics for all playing levels, information on exciting area golf programs, equipment testing, and much more.

While Anderson and Strother perfected their swings, Ivory Latta and Betty Lennox spent the day at the zoo as part of Zoo Atlanta’s “Sports Zoolebrity Day.” Latta and Lennox participated in a photo shoot the week before with some of the animals at the zoo and spent Saturday afternoon autographing photos and greeting fans. Latta and Lennox also talked to fans about the “Nothing But Nets” campaign, which will be part of the Dream’s July 5 game against Chicago.

You never know where the Dream team will turn up next! For more information on the Dream in the community, stay tuned to the community section of www.AtlantaDream.net.