4th Annual Casino Night & Silent Auction

Event: 4th Annual Casino Night and Silent Auction

Date/Time: October 4 at 6:30pm

Location: Atlanta Community Food Bank – 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30318

Please join us for a spectacular evening filled with casino games (Blackjack, Roulette, Craps & Poker), photo booth fun & amazing prizes to win and bid on!

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Dessert, wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.

Dress Attire: Cocktail with an UPgrade – be sure to UP your outfit with a piece of flare, i.e. hat, scarf, large necklace, etc.

 Parking Options: Lot and street parking are available.

Tickets at the Door: $65 individual, $125 couple

Check out last year’s photobooth photos and event photos!

2015 Sponsors:

Drink, Dine & Donate

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On Thursday, August 20th, join Urban Perform and 1Kept for a great night supporting fitness on Atlanta’s Westside. From 6:00-8:00, 20% of all proceeds at 1Kept will be donated to Urban Perform!

Bring your friends and eat UP!

100 Squad

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Markita was the first Urban Perform member to join the 100 Squad! On July 15th she attended her 100th day at Urban Perform in 2015! Markita has been a consistent member of Urban Perform since it opened in the new location in March 2014.

You can read more about her health journey here.

POP UP Popsicles

Help us celebrate summer!

Join Urban Perform and Georgia Tech Athletics on Wednesday July 22nd for a free King of Pops popsicle stand, basketball, four square and fun with other members and supporters. The popsicles will be here at 6:45pm, after a 6pm Circuit Class. Bring family, friends and neighbors because everyone is welcome!

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The Farmer’s Market is Back!

For the second year, we partnered with the Georgia Food Oasis, Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation to host a weekly Saturday Farmer’s Market at Urban Perform.

Bring the whole family and join us on Saturdays between 9am-1pm!  The Farmer’s Market will start on June 6th and continue every Saturday until October 31st. The produce will be fresh, local and reasonably priced for our community. Come check out the cooking demos, kids activities and fun give aways. Snap Benefits will be 2 for 1!

*All Urban Perform members will receive $5 off coupon!

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Tri-Kids Success!

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After 6 weeks of training, the Tri-Kids fought hard to complete another triathlon. While there were many struggles along the course on Saturday May 16th, the camaraderie and teamwork led to the ultimate success of all 15 students. Though the swim was the most challenging portion of the race, not one student gave up. The companionship between the team became evident when the students crossed the finish line, because they all then turned back to cheer for their teammates and friends!

One student in particular, Monica*, proved to have immense determination as she persevered through the race. Monica panicked in the pool, but completed the swim. As she moved on to the bike section, Monica went the wrong way, and almost tried to quit. With the support of coaches and teammates, she finished the bike section and the run. Afterwards, both Monica and her teammates were proud of her persistent attitude that led her to a successful completion of the race!

Thanks to the training and preparation through out the season, led by David Dashiell and numerous assistant coaches, all the students persevered to the completion of the race. After four successful seasons with Tri-Kids, Urban Perform sends out a huge thank you to the volunteers, coaches and parents for their loyal support and enthusiasm for these students!

Check out more pictures here!

*Names have been changed for the protection of our youth.

Round UP for UP

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Urban Perform is Sevananda’s Be The Change partner in June! When you shop at Sevananda, you have the opportunity to contribute by donating a specific dollar amount or rounding UP your purchase to the nearest dollar when you check out. By donating your spare change, you are helping to demolish “fitness deserts” in Atlanta!

Sevananda is located at 467 Moreland Ave NE. Meet us there on Saturdays and Sundays or shop during the week!

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UP’s Executive Director is Living the Dream

People are taking note of Urban Perform’s Founder and Executive Director, Laura Pritchard Compton. Most recently, LTD Daily posted this interview with Laura. Check it out!

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Golf UP

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Event: 1st Annual Golf Tournament

Where:  Ansley Golf Club 

When: Monday, September 21 at 10am (shotgun start)

Format: Shamble

Prizes for best team, long drive, closest to pin!

Putting contest and raffle prizes!

 

Purchase your ticket now and help demolish Atlanta’s Fitness Deserts! 

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For more information about golf registrations and sponsorships please email golfup@urbanperform.org.

 

Westside Momentum Awardee

Urban Perform selected to take part in Westside Momentum Initiative.

ATLANTA (March 19, 2015) – The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, in partnership with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN), has announced that Urban Perform has been selected to take part in Westside Momentum, a three-year capacity building initiative of the Westside Neighborhood Prosperity Fund designed to increase the impact and sustainability of organizations based in Atlanta’s historic Castleberry Hill, English Avenue and Vine City neighborhoods.

Urban Perform was selected to take part in what is known as the Community Group, alongside 38 other Westside nonprofits. The Community Group will have access to hands-on training, networking, and year-long programs focused on nonprofit management, leadership and governance training. Learn more about all selected Westside Momentumnonprofits here.

“We publically committed to being a catalyst to help transform the Westside neighborhoods. Through our work, we know that nonprofits serving the Westside of Atlanta are a critical piece of the equation,” stated Frank Fernandez, Vice President of Community Development, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. “Through Westside Momentum, those organizations selected have the opportunity to access resources that have long been needed to increase collective community impact.”

Momentum, piloted in 2011, is the first and largest project of its kind in Georgia and was developed by GCN to support the work of nonprofits addressing complex issues in communities across the state.

“When nonprofits are strong, strategic and sustainable, their impact on the issues and causes important to communities is greater. Urban Perform is an integral part of the community, and we’re excited to partner with them as they continue working to make the Westside a great place to live, work, and play,” said GCN President and CEO Karen Beavor.

Learn more about the Westside Prosperity Fund and Westside Momentum online.