Thursday, February 28, 2008
The NBA announced this week that the Denver Nuggets and the Phoenix Suns will play an outdoor preseason game on Oct. 11 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif.
"We're excited to be part of this historic event," said Nuggets vice president of basketball operations Mark Warkentien. We think this is a great setting for this game."
This will be the first game that will be played outdoors in over 35 years. The Suns played in the last outdoor game in Puerto Rico against the Milwaukee Bucks in September 1972.The 16,000-seat stadium is an NBA-style arena and is located in a spectacular desert setting.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Specialty license plates for the Appalachian Trail are a way to support the ATC (Appalachian Trail Conservancy) in its work to sustain the Trail into the future.
With the purchase of a specialty A.T. plate in your state, a portion of the cost of the plate is returned to the ATC for its work to manage and maintain the A.T. This program is currently available in the following states: Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina.
The current program in North Carolina has raised over $100,000 for the ATC’s work to conserve the Trail in N.C. Projects funded through this program include scenic easements, shelter improvements, workshops for teacher training for a Trail to Every Classroom, tools repair and maintenance, rare plant and old growth forest tracking and cataloging, and the installation of bear cables (aerial food storage systems) at ten shelter sites.
The License plate program manager at Appalachian Trail Conservancy is: Leanna Joyner (828)254-3708