Press Release: CETA Foundation Presents the 3rd Annual Athletic, Arts and Entertainment Symposium


CETA Foundation Presents the 3rd Annual Athletic, Arts and Entertainment Symposium

Former Pro Athlete, Stevie Baggs Jr. and the City Tackle Health & Wellness Threats in Atlanta

Former NFL/CFL athlete turned actor and City of Atlanta Health and Wellness Ambassador, Stevie Baggs Jr., in partnership with the City of Atlanta’s Healthier You initiative, presents the 3rd Annual Athletic, Arts and Entertainment Symposium on July 12, 2014, 8am-3:30pm (EDT) at the Adamsville Recreation Center (3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311).

The 2014 AAE Symposium will combat the cycle of poor lifestyle choices that threaten the health and wellness of low-income communities in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Children, and parents alike, will experience a day of empowerment through celebrity and athlete mentorship segments, and hands-on activities that promote a healthier lifestyle – mentally, physically and financially.

This year’s celebrity and athletic mentors include: Rushia Brown, Rashan Ali, Eric Weems, Q Parker, Nick Collins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Giants), Demaryius Thomas (Broncos), Eddie Drummond (Former Lions), Casey Hayward (Green Bay Packers), Celentria Adams (Falcons Cheerleader), Vernon Hamilton (Cavaliers) Trina Braxton, Rhavynn Drummer (casting director Tyler Perry Studios), Alpha Tyler (casting director, Being Mary Jane), Brad James, Rodney Perry, Bambi (Love & Hip Hop), Emmanuel Hudson, Claudia Jordan, Jock McKissic

Baggs, president of the CETA Foundation, says, “We have been able to leverage our initial foundation of previously successful football camps and lifestyle programs to evolve this year’s annual symposium into something that encompasses athletics, the arts and entertainment as a draw to broaden our reach and to greater impact our community. With the city and major influentials on board, we are excited to host another great event.”

Sponsors: Digimo Printing, Nike, Gatorade, Tuk Tuk Thai Atlanta, and Young Living Essential Oils. Young Living is the AAE Symposium official sponsor.

Event Itinerary:

8-8:30AM Registration
8:30-9AM Welcome/Orientation
9-11AM Classes/Workshops (Please note that this is for children and parents/guardians) (DeterminingYour Success, Domestic Violence/Non-Violence, Economic Empowerment(Brand Bank/Credit Union of Atlanta) Health & Wellness, Self-Esteem Personal Hygiene

11-Noon Lunch
12-1PM Physical Activities (obstacle courses)
1-2PM Personal coaching with Athletic, Arts, Entertainment Professionals
2-3PM Skull Session Q/A and prizes

Register online:

For volunteer information, contact Amber at, or (678) 522-5232

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About CETA
Creating Empowerment Through Autonomy (CETA) is a nonprofit organization missioned to enhance the mind, body, and spirit to fuel the future through a health and wellness platform that leads to self-reliance, self-respect, self-esteem and self-worth.

CETA provides programs such as Project STEP––an incentive program for students with failing GPA’s and Standardized scores. They also offer health seminars, financial workshops, and sports clinic, and mentorship/leadership workshops.

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About Stevie Baggs Jr.
Stevie Baggs Jr. is a three-time All-American and a graduate of Bethune Cookman University. Many know him for his athletic career in the NFL and CFL. Recognized as the only athlete to play for 11 professional football teams, Baggs accounts how his experience prepared him for a purpose beyond the stadium with his newly released book, titled Greater Than the Game.

Since his 10 years in football, Baggs has empowered the youth and adults nationwide with motivational speaking, was honored as the City of Atlanta’s Health & Wellness Ambassador by Mayor Kasim Reed, and has recently celebrated the CETA Foundation’s 11th year of service to risk communities. If you have never witnessed him on the field or in your community, you may have spotted him on television shows like Tyler Perry’s, For Better or Worse (Season 3), or the USA network’s, Necessary Roughness. Next, be on the look out for Baggs on the big screen in Focus with Will Smith, coming spring 2015.

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Media Contact: Mischa Lewis, (706) 442-7170

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