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TRI LOCAL at the Annual Asheville Triathlon

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The Annual Asheville Triathlon is a local favorite, multi-sport event for the entire community to participate in on July 23rd at  Asheville Recreation Park, 65 Gashes Creek Road Asheville, NC 28805.  This is a popular fast & fun sprint triathlon to Asheville, NC for all levels and abilities of athletes! Athletes can choose to participate as individuals or part of a two or three person relay team.

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Special Olympics Athletes Get New Uniforms

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On July 18, 2016, the Buncombe County Special Olympics basketball team converged on the Kimmel Arena at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  Athletes shot hoops with members of the UNC Asheville men’s and women’s basketball teams in between trying on shoes.  They enthusiastically declared their favorite numbers as a volunteer recorded what would appear on the back of their new jersey.  The arena could barely contain the excitement of the Buncombe County Special Olympics athletes who relished the attention.  Buncombe County Special Olympic athletes were enthusiastic about the prospect of proper-fitting uniforms that would sharpen their team’s appearance.  The event had a profoundly meaningful impact as Buncombe County Special Olympics athletes told coordinators the night had been their favorite event and reached out over social media to inform their friends and family.

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Blue Ridge Rollergirls Rock The Odditorium

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Are you wondering if your favorite Blue Ridge Rollergirl can get down with some Janis Joplin, Bruno Mars, or even Lisa Loeb? Come to West Asheville’s The Odditorium on Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. to find out! The Blue Ridge Rollergirls would like to invite you to kick off their 2015 season with a karaoke night that will shimmy those skates (or ultra-cool Chuck Taylors) right off your feet.

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