Category Archives: community events

Armed Forces Night THIS Sunday!

This Sunday, July 1st at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, join us for our Armed Forces Night honoring those who serve our country! Fans are encouraged to bring donations of diapers, baby wipes, and school supplies upon entry. All donations will be given directly to Operation Home Front. Stick around and watch the Force take on the Orlando Predators! Kickoff for the contest between the division rivals is set for 3 p.m.

To reserve your tickets, please call the front office at 770.609.1300.

Youth Football Camp

On Friday morning, approximately thirty-three young football enthusiasts between the ages of six and thirteen participated in the official 2012 Georgia Force Youth Football Camp at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. For four hours, the young Force fans learned the fundamentals of football from current Georgia Force coaches and players. The children worked on their offensive and defensive skills, enjoyed a lunch catered by Papa John’s, and received autographs signed by their favorite Force players!

The Force will be on the road this weekend, facing the Chicago Rush on Saturday, June 16th at 8 p.m. EST at the Allstate Arena Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The game will be streamed live on Ustream.

The 2012 is in full-swing with an exciting, family-friendly slate of promotions and entertainment. For more information on how to reserve your single game tickets, please call the front office at 770.609.1300.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

On Friday, June 1st from 1-6 p.m., the American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive in conjunction with the Georgia Force at the Gwinnett Arena Box Office Building! All presenting donors will receive 25% off sideline seats, a voucher for a free round of putt putt from the Georgia Trail at Sugarloaf, and a Papa John’s $10 discount card eligible for any online order. Donors will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Georgia Force autographed jersey and football!

Bonus: the Force players will be at the arena from 1-6 p.m. signing autographs for all generous donors!

WHAT: American Red Cross Blood Drive in conjunction with the Georgia Force

WHEN: Friday, June 1st from 1- 6 p.m.

WHERE: Gwinnett Arena Box Office Building
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097

HOW: Schedule online at redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: georgiaforce

For additional information, please contact Henry Levin by calling 770.609.1311 or emailing hlevin@georgiaforce.com

Second Annual Georgia Force Youth Camp

The Georgia Force is thrilled to announce that the date for the second annual youth football camp has been set for Friday, June 8th beginning at 8 a.m. at The Arena at Gwinnett Center. All youth between the ages of 6 and 13 are invited to attend the camp and learn the fundamentals of football from current Force players. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with camp promptly kicking off at 9 a.m. A catered lunch by Papa John’s will be served at 11 a.m., followed by an autograph session with the Force players at 12 p.m. Attendees should wear athletic gear fit for Astro Turf.

The cost of the camp is $40 per camper until Wednesday, June 6th. The price will be $50 the day of the camp. Cost includes a youth t-shirt, a ticket to the June 9th Georgia Force versus Jacksonville Sharks game at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, a post-camp meal provided by Papa John’s, and the post-camp autograph session. To register online, please visit http://www.georgiaforce.com/fans-kids/football-camp/.

WHAT: Second Annual Georgia Force Youth Football Camp

WHEN: Friday, June 8th from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.

WHERE: The Arena at Gwinnett Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097

COST: $40 Until June 6th, 2012
$50 Day of Camp

For additional information, please contact Brad Graham by calling 404.966.3180 or emailing bgraham@georgiaforce.com.

Saturday May 12th: Women of Inspiration Night

Mark your calendars, Force fans, because you gotta bring Mom to this game (and note: it is the night before Mother’s Day). Saturday, May 12th is our Women of Inspiration Night. Get in some pre-Mom’s Day football action and fun as we take on the Tampa Bay Storm! Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Call 770.609.1300 to reserve your tickets today!

In addition to being an active member of the roster, FB Benji McDowell is in the midst of instructing his own fitness camp for high school age students in Suwanee, Georgia. For eight days, Benji taught critical techniques to help the young athletes unleash their full speed potential. McDowell also helped the students train and learn in a small group environment, improve their running efficiency, and taught them the drills and exercises that are crucial to building speed and enhancing their flexibility and mobility. The student athletes boosted their start efficiency through learning proper technique.

Benji has served as a personal trainer for the last three years and has offered his knowledge to high school and collegiate athletes in North Carolina,
Georgia and Alabama. At Lenoir Rhyne University, he was a three year starter, and for two years, he served as team captain of the football team. While attending Lenior Rhyne, he set multiple defensive records and became an All-American. McDowell graduated in the Spring of 2007.

McDowell draws from a myriad of experience, including competing at the collegiate and professional levels. McDowell also draws from the techniques
he learned during his combine preparation with NFL, and his time spent playing professionally in the CFL and AFL.

He has become familiar with success both as a three year AFL veteran with the Alabama Vipers, who won an Arena Cup and with his current team,
Georgia Force, who also reached the Championship game. All these experiences helped McDowell to successfully create camps and programs to develop
both young athletes and adults.

2012 Suwanee Beer Fest

Join the Georgia Force Cheerleaders and front office staff at the 2012 Suwanee Beer Fest this Saturday, March 31st from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Suwanee Town Center in scenic downtown Suwanee! From noon until 5 p.m., Bridget, Serita, Adonica and Maima will be pouring craft beer for festival attendees. Festival goers are also encouraged to stop by the Georgia Force tent to visit where they can enter a raffle for the chance to win tickets to an upcoming game!

About the Suwanee Beer Fest: Join us for a great afternoon of sampling over 120 beers, enjoying live music from local artists and eating great food at beautiful Town Center Park in the heart of Suwanee, Georgia.

A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to KINGDOM KIDS. Music starts at noon and runs until 5:00. Ages 21+ to drink and attend.

For just $35 advance purchase and $45 at the door, you’ll get a tasting glass and an awesome afternoon of beer tasting. See you there! For the safety of everyone at the festival, no infants, children, strollers, or pets will be permitted. Please plan accordingly.

For more information on the Suwanee Beer Fest, please click here.

The Deadline to Register for the 2012 Georgia Force JUNIOR Cheerleader Program is THIS Saturday!

The deadline to register your 5-16 year-old daughter for the 2012 Georgia Force Junior Cheerleader Program is THIS Saturday! Over the course of three workshops, she will learn an exciting dance routine from the 2012 Georgia Force Cheerleaders and hear positive and encouraging messages about self-esteem and physical fitness. There are no tryouts and all skill levels are accepted.

GFC Juniors will perform their fun dance routine at halftime of the June 9th, 2012 Georgia Force home game vs. the Jacksonville Sharks. The workshop dates are as follows:

Saturday, March 24th from 9am-12p at the Force Elite Gym in Snellville, GA (Learn routine, Get Fitted for Uniform & Parent Information Session)
Saturday, April 21st from 9am-12p at the Force Elite Gym in Snellville, GA (Review Routine, Receive Uniforms & Poms, and Pick Up Optional Items Ordered)
Saturday, June 2nd from 9am-11a at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, GA (Set Routine on Field with Poms, Parent Walk-thru of Arena Dropoff and Pickup Areas)

What’s Included: Jr. Cheerleaders Uniform (top, skirt and poms), an instructional DVD to assist with at-home practicing, a music CD and three (3) rehearsals taught by the 2012 Georgia Force Cheerleaders

For complete information and and opportunity to register online, please click here.

Georgia Force OL Kevin McAlmont Named Week 1 National Guard Community MVP

On Friday, March 16th, Georgia Force OL Kevin McAlmont was named the Week 1 National Guard Community MVP by the Arena Football League for his stellar philanthropic efforts.

“It’s important to everyone in our organization that we make the most of the platform we’ve been given and serve our community the best we can,” stated Georgia Force President Corey Remillard. “We’re excited and honored that Kevin has been chosen as the Week One National Guard Community MVP.”

“I’m truly grateful to have a player like Kevin,” commented Barbie Bufford, Community Relations Director for the Force. “His eagerness to volunteer in the community and help teach kids that education should be their number one priority, then sports. It is an absolute dream.”

Most recently, McAlmont read to the children of Alcova Elementary School in Dacula, Georgia and Rockbridge Elementary School in Norcross, Georgia. McAlmont also recently paid a visit to the Zone at Scottish Rite Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and spent time volunteering alongside the Force front office staff at the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Today, McAlmont will visit a pre-K class at Discovery Point Child Development Center.

The National Guard Community MVP is awarded to one player each week to recognize their commitment to community service. Following the 2012 season, players will be voted on by fans to become the National Guard Community MVP of the Year.

The Force take on the Jacksonville Sharks in Jacksonville, Florida this Friday at the Sea Best Field at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena at 7:00 PM EST. The game will be televised locally on WSBTV 2.2.

Force vs. Tampa Bay Storm Viewing Party at Dave & Buster’s THIS Friday!

Come out and watch the Georgia Force take on the Tampa Bay Storm this Friday with fellow Force fans at the Dave and Buster’s in Discover Mills! All Force fans will be eligible for a “buy $10 and get $10 for free” power card coupon- just mention that you are there to watch the Force! Kickoff is at 8 p.m. EST and will be aired on the NFL Network. See you there, and go Force!

What: Georgia Force vs. Tampa Bay Storm Viewing Party at Dave & Busters

Where: Dave & Buster’s – Discover Mills
5900 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

When: Friday, March 16th, kickoff at 8 p.m.