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A teen concert and dance party is set for 7 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Slapshots Family Skate Center, 5065 Piney Grove Road. Tickets are $5, with proceeds benefitting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
An event for teenagers Sunday night will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Organizer Khary Reynolds said a group of local students planned the gathering, which is set for 7 p.m. at Slapshots Family Skate Center.
Reynolds said the event is a “music concert and teen dance party” led by 10 teen DJs based in the Cumming area.
“The performers are also all high school and college students who have lived in the Cumming area,” he said.
While the event is for youth, Reynolds said there will be adult chaperones present, including some law enforcement personnel.
“This will be a good, positive event with no smoking or drinking or profanity allowed,” he said.
Tickets to the event are $5 and can be purchased at the door.
All ticket sale proceeds will go to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Reynolds said he was inspired to do something for the pediatric facility after his 10-year-old nephew spent more than two months in a Children’s facility in Atlanta.
He said the boy and his father, Reynold’s brother, were victims of a home invasion on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta.
“My brother was shot in the arm and my nephew was shot three times,” Reynolds said. “He was on life support for a month and a half at Children’s.
“I saw so many sick kids down there, I wanted to do something to raise awareness of everything they do for children.”
Reynolds said Sunday’s event will feature “a bunch of great performers.” Among them are Hawaii East, To Sea My Captain, Immo Stax and Morgan Carter.
“Everyone involved in this has been phenomenal,” he said. “We hope this is the first of many. We want to make it an annual event.”