Monday, August 13, 2012

Atlanta History Center Go for The Gold Event Recap

With the 2012 London Olympics coming to an end the Atlanta History Center Go For The Gold event, seeks to inspire Atlanta's youth to dream their Olympic dreams through history, Olympic sports demonstrations and live interactions with real Olympians. 

During the event, visitors were able to meet Kimberly Batten and learn about her experience as Olympic 400 Meter athlete who won silver in the 1996 Olympics games.



Also present was Sada Jacobson Baby, Olympic Fencer who is a 2008 Olympic Individual Sabre silver medalist and 2004 Olympic Individual Sabre bronze medalist. Jacobson shred her experiences on how in 2004 she became the first U.S. woman to be ranked No. 1 in the world in sabre. 



Other highlights of the event were:


  • A live fencing demonstration and discussion with Nellya Fencers. Participants got a chance to try fencing after the demonstration.



  • Gwinnett Judo demonstration and teaching visitors about the Olympic sport of Judo.
  • Experiencing the Centennial Olympic Games Museum exhibition with a guided tour. 

This program is free to members and included in the cost of general admission for nonmembers. Admission is $16.50 for adults; $13 for students 18+ and seniors 65+; $11 for youths 4-12; and free for children 3 and under and History Center members.

Admission is all-inclusive of the Atlanta History Center, including the Atlanta History Museum and all exhibitions, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, the 1860 Smith Family Farm, the 1928 Swan House, 22 acres of historic gardens and green space including the Connor Brown Discovery Trail.

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts Council.


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