Atlanta Dream star is having a bundle of joy 🍼

ATLANTA – Third-year Atlanta Dream guard Bria Holmes released the following statement Tuesday:

“Unfortunately, I will have to miss the 2018 season because I’m expecting but I plan to return to the Dream in 2019 stronger, healthier and ready to play. As a female professional athlete, it is hard to start a family while playing year-round but this little human inside of me is truly a blessing to me, my family, and my boyfriend. I’m so happy and thankful I can continue my career after my bundle of joy is here. To my coaches, teammates, staff, & fans I want to thank you so much for all your support and help since I was drafted in 2016 and wish everyone good luck this season – I’ll be cheering you all on! One Dream, One Team.”

Atlanta Dream first-year Head Coach Nicki Collen said: “While I am certainly disappointed Bria won’t be in a Dream uniform this summer, as a mother of three, I also wish to congratulate her on starting her own family. This league is about celebrating the female athlete and everything that it entails. Bria is a big part of the Dream family and we will welcome her back in 2019.”

Atlanta Dream, “I Have A Dream” Contest

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream will host its annual “I Have a Dream” essay contest beginning Wednesday, December 20th, to recognize the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Atlanta-area students are asked to submit 300-500 word essays expressing their dream job or dream college.

The contest, which will run until Monday, January 29th, will be judged by a panel including Atlanta Dream president, Theresa Wenzel, to choose contest winners in three categories – Elementary, Middle School and High School. Each winner will receive tickets to the first 2018 Dream game, be recognized in game and will receive a school visit from the franchise. The High School winner, one boy and one girl, will also be eligible to receive a $250 scholarship from the Atlanta Dream Youth Foundation.

Entering its historic 11th season, the Atlanta Dream has been connected to Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech from the very beginning. The original Circle of Friends, a group that led to the founding of the organization, took the speech in to consideration when naming the franchise.

Essay Contest Details:

Every essay should start with “I have a dream….” From that point, it is up to the student to express his or her dream in 300-500 words. In one paragraph, the student should describe if money wasn’t an issue what your dream job or dream college would be.
The essay submission should be submitted as an attachment and sent to JrDream@atlantadream.net no later than January 29, 2018. All documents should include the student’s first and last name, school, grade, teacher and guardian contact info.
A panel of judges including the president of the Atlanta Dream, Theresa Wenzel, will review the essays and select the winners. Winners will be notified in February.
All participants receive a buy one get one free ticket voucher in the Jr. Dream section to the 2018 Home opener and enrolled as a Jr. Dream member.
Two winners (one girl and one boy) will be selected from elementary, middle, and high school equaling (6) total winners. The (6) winners will be recognized on the court during the home opener. We will share more details when we solidify the game logistics. We will also draw names from all finalists and award them with tickets and prizes.
Winners will receive the following:
Elementary school: A visit from the Atlanta Dream and tickets to the 2018 Home opener.
Middle school: A visit from the Atlanta Dream and tickets to the 2018 Home opener.
High school: A $250 scholarship from the Atlanta Dream Youth Foundation and tickets to the 2018 Home opener.
Contest Timeline:

Submission due date: January 29, 2018

Winners notified: February 12, 2018

The Dream will tip off its historic 11th season at McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus. Full schedule will be posted once released by the WNBA.

Alabama is the 2018 National Champions 🏆

Congrats to Alabama on winning the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship.

In a heartbreaking, loss on last night at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Georgia Bulldogs fell to the Crimson Tide, Alabama  26-23 in overtime.

Freshman receiver DeVonta Smith caught a 41-yard pass from Bama’s backup quarterback  Tua Tagovailoa to clinch  the national championship in overtime.

This is Coach  Nick Saban 5th title in 9 years.

Nick Saban has a total of 6th National Titles tying Bear Bryant for the most titles by a head coach.