Swim for Good

Swim Across America – Atlanta  invites neighborhood pools to add “fun” raising to their summer swim season with an easy turnkey program provided by SAA.  Neighborhood pools can simply host a pool party or a Lap-A-Thon to raise funds for clinical research trials at In turn, SAA will provide banners, tattoos, and swim caps for the event, and provide guidance and online tools to generate enthusiasm and participation.  SwimAcrossAmerica.org/Atlanta


SoulCycle Opens


SoulCycle, the world’s leading indoor cycling and lifestyle brand, recently opened its first-ever studio in Georgia. Atlanta is now home to the state’s first and only SoulCycle studio situated in Buckhead’s Shops Around Lenox. The focus at SoulCycle is on community, and while the studio may be new to the area, some instructors are not. Georgia natives Savannah Butler and Lance Mooney couldn’t wait to journey back home to bring this unique fitness culture to Atlanta.  “SoulCycle can make a true impact in our riders’ lives, mentally and physically,” says instructor Lance Mooney. “They can release stress, tone muscle, find joy in movement and change their bodies and lives by making time for themselves in-studio.” New BuckHaven riders offered three-class Starter Pack for $60, regularly $30 per class, with additional packages available. To book a class, see pricing and instructor bios, visit: Soul-Cycle.com.

Coalition Donates Trauma Kits

Having introduced Trauma Kits to Atlanta’s Police Department, the Buckhead Coalition has now expanded its program to provide this emergency aid for school children as well.  It was after learning of the inordinate number of public safety personnel dying from loss of blood when wounded in the line of duty that this nonprofit civic group arranged for front line police to carry these kits specially designed for assistance in blood containment. 

Swim Lessons Year Around

Goldfish Swim School, a water safety and swim lesson school offering infant and child swim lessons, is coming soon to Sandy Springs. Located at 6335 Roswell Road, Goldfish Swim School offers a wide range of perpetual swimming classes for all ages and skill levels at times that are convenient for every family’s schedule. Goldfish provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12-years-old in a shiver-free 90-degree pools and a state-of-the-art water purification system. Goldfish Swim School of Sandy Springs anticipates a late summer 2018 opening. GoldfishSwimSchool.com

Beer Tour

The Atlanta Beer Bus, a HOP-on/HOP-off shuttle service that transports beer enthusiasts between Atlanta’s finest breweries, has officially launched.  Offering wallet-friendly entertainment for just $15 per person, riders receive unlimited access to the Atlanta Beer Bus shuttles that travel along a continuous loop where they create their own brewery adventure – staying as long or as little as they like at any location every Friday through Sunday.  Stops include:  Monday Night Brewing, Urban Tree Cidery, Second Self, Scofflaw Brewing Co., Red Brick, ASW Distillery, SweetWater, Orpheus, Park Tavern. AtlantaBeerBus.com

Serving Covenant House

Brookhaven’s Yalcin Tarkocin of Voya Financial celebrated the company’s National Day of Service by working at Atlanta’s Covenant House. Voya employees cleaned and organized inside the facility while other employees worked on the grounds. In all, more than 400 Voya employees volunteered at 21 locations around Atlanta. The company offers full-time employees 40 hours per year paid volunteer time.

Polo Time

Polo in the Pines is a high-spirited, two-day charity polo event benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, pediatric cancer research, October 13-14. Saturday’s elegant afternoon includes an exciting polo match, culinary presentations throughout the day, handcrafted cocktails, live music, seated legacy luncheon, silent and live auction, champagne sabering and the time-honored polo tradition of stomping the divots. Sunday’s Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival is hosted by Polo in the Pines Ambassador Lara Lyn Carter. Guests enjoy featured brunch bites from premier restaurants around the Southeast. Bring your friends to enjoy fun day of polo with a purpose as we raise awareness and funds for critical pediatric brain cancer research at Children’s Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. In 2017, $345,000 was raised for pediatric brain cancer research through The Sharon McCollum Knight, Polo in the Pines Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. PoloInThePines.com



Love Tequila?


The First Annual Viva Tequila Festival brings food, art, music and small batch hand-crafted tequilas of Mexico to the streets of Atlanta’s own Atlantic Station September 15 transforming the space to a festive collage highlighting the food, drink and culture of Mexico.Participating restaurants will be paired with the world’s finest boutique tequilas to create signature duos. This friendly competition will elevate your understanding of tequila and how its evolving on the world market.  Pinnacle, the 6-acre concrete pad to the north of Atlantic Station, will be the venue. It offers advertisers and sponsors unique visibility and impressions not only at the event but, throughout Atlantic Station and on the diverse social media platforms. Hybrid sponsorships are available for the main music stage as well as various other elements of the festival including Mi Pueblito, and a VIP Tasting area. For opportunities, call 470.558.5713.