City awards local nonprofits ARPA funding

VALDOSTA – More than 30 Valdosta area nonprofits agencies have been awarded their share of American Rescue Plan funds. Valdosta City Council designated $955,000 of the City’s $16.3 million ARPA allocation for assistance to nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Chuck Dinkins, city finance director, the city partnered with Greater Valdosta United […]

Valdosta Sports Symposium to Raise Metal Health Awareness

A mental health sports symposium and celebrity basketball game in Valdosta will feature former professional athletes raising awareness for mental health. The HOOPS Organization Beyond The Hardwood Inc. presents a Mental Health and Sports Symposium and Celebrity Basketball Game that will be hosted by NBA Hall of Fame Alumni and former Philadelphia 76er, Jumaine Jones […]

Azalea City to Host Celebrity Basketball Game for Mental Health

HOOPS and Beyond The Hardwood Inc. is joining forces with local community leaders and professional athletes to bring a mental health and sports symposium to Valdosta. On June 24 and 25, NBA Hall of Fame Alumni and former Philadelphia 76er, Jumaine Jones ( #33 ) and South Georgia LEADS Graduate and Community Leader, A. C. […]

Retired Pro Athletes Review Mental Health

Sports organizations are partnering to bring more than 20 retired professional athletes to address mental health in the community. A.C. Braswell, a motivational speaker with HOOPS Athletics, and Jumaine Jones, a retired NBA player with Beyond The Hardwood, partner to bring several sports and mental health events to catapult real and needed conversations with youth […]

City, United Way to assign ARPA funds

Local nonprofits have an opportunity to apply for American Rescue Plan Funding. The City of Valdosta and Greater Valdosta United Way have partnered to provide ARPA funds for local nonprofits. Michael Smith, United Way president and chief executive officer, said, “We encourage any nonprofit to apply to help recover from COVID-19. We are grateful that […]

United Way, Moody host Day of Caring

The Greater Valdosta United Way partnered with Moody Air Force Base for a multi-county Day of Caring. The day started with a kickoff at the Miracle League field at Freedom Park at 7 a.m. with coffee, donuts and snacks. The project included 250 Moody airmen and United Way volunteers working together at different nonprofits in […]

United Way, Moody host Day of Caring

The Greater Valdosta United Way partnered with Moody Air Force Base for a multi-county Day of Caring. The day started with a kickoff at the Miracle League field at Freedom Park at 7 a.m. with coffee, donuts and snacks. The project included 250 Moody airmen and United Way volunteers working together at different nonprofits in […]

Turner Center Art Park hosts live and local music

The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts will host musical guest Naturally Southern for a Music in the Art Park concert on Fri., May 13 from 7-9 p.m. in the Art Park located at 605 N. Patterson St. This live concert will be sponsored by Greater Valdosta United Way and is free to the public. […]

Moody Airmen Volunteer with Greater Valdosta United Way Day of Caring

It was a chance to give back to the community when Airmen from Moody Air Force Base volunteered at 14 local nonprofit agencies as part of the Greater Valdosta United Way Day of Caring on May 9, 2022. More than 245 Moody Airmen gave their time and talents to complete various projects, including landscaping and […]

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