2017 Georgia Gravity Games to be held in Douglasville

The 2017 Georgia Gravity Games will be held in downtown Douglasville from 9am to 2:45pm on November 4. It is a gravity-only car race competition sponsored by Google, Georgia Tech and the City of Douglasville. The Georgia Gravity Games are an educational, hands-on activity designed to get young people excited about STEM subjects. The race is in downtown Douglasville, Georgia, running along Church Street, starting at Courthouse Square.

“Google is proud to call Georgia and Douglas County home to one of our data centers, and we’re excited to be a part of the Gravity Games, fostering engagement and generating interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics among students across our state,” said Russell Bonds, Google’s data center facilities manager.

For more information on the games you may visit the website at  http://www.gagravitygames.com

2016 Georgia Gravity Games results:

Stock Division:
First place — Douglas County Sheriffs’ Department
Second place — Mason Creek Elementary School

Superstock Divison:
First place — Michael Barnhill’s team
Second place — Mad Dog (Maddie Bonds)

Scottie Stock Division:
First place — Rossville Middle School
Second place — Mason Creek Elementary School

Engineering Division:
First place — Bill Arp Elementary School
Second place — Alexander High School

Road Closures

When:

Friday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. thru Saturday, Nov. 4. at 5 p.m.

These closures will be in effect from Friday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. to Saturday, Nov. 4. at 5 p.m. to accommodate the Georgia Gravity Games activities.

Several roads in downtown Douglasville will be temporarily closed to make this day of experiential learning possible. During the closure, Broad Street and Spring Street will operate normally, so please access parking from these and any perpendicular streets.

Where:

Below are the approved road closures for the 2017 Georgia Gravity Games:

Church Street between Club Drive and Price Avenue
Club Drive between Broad Street and Spring Street
East Courthouse Square between Broad Street and Spring Street
West Courthouse Square between Broad Street and Church Street

Why:

The Fourth Annual Georgia Gravity Games will take place in downtown Douglasville on Saturday, Nov. 4. Sponsored by Google, Georgia Tech and the City of Douglasville, the gravity-powered car race is a hands-on way to get young people excited about STEM subjects. New to this year’s Games, Science Street will feature games and activities that provide competitors and spectators with another way to engage with STEM concepts.

For any further details, please call 770-920-3000.

Additional information, photos and video will be available after the event.
Visit the City's website : www.douglasvillega.gov

Contact: For more information about this topic, please contact, Chelsea Jackson at:
jacksonch@douglasvillega.gov

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