This is a community event designed to raise awareness of the Cross Keys Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative and its efforts to promote community revitalization and improve the quality of life in all the cities and neighborhoods in the Cross Keys district.
“It should also be a good time for soccer fans and soccer players of all ages,” says initiative spokeswoman Susan Fraysee. “Participation is free and there will be free food, entertainment for the youngsters and a welcoming speech by Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman.”
Game times range from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages 5 to 10 must register by 10:15 a.m. and will play from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 11 to 13 must register by 11:30 a.m. and will play from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Ages 14 and older must register by 12:45 p.m. with game time from 1 to 2 p.m.
“The Cross Keys Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative is a collaborative partnership between the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, the Chamblee Business Association, the cities of Chamblee, Doraville [and now Brookhaven], the Cross Keys Foundation, the DeKalb County Community Development Department and Emory University,” said Fraysee.
The Cross Keys cluster was chosen to participate in the DeKalb Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative, a pilot program that seeks to foster a collaborative, cross-sector, community-based approach to improving the quality of life in DeKalb neighborhoods.
As one of only two four clusters selected, Cross Keys has been granted the opportunity to address the most pressing issues in the community and outline the steps to promote revitalization through the creation of a quality of life plan. Specifically, this plan will serve as a guide for using resources available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded programs administered by the DeKalb County Office of Human and Community Development.
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