Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: 17th edition of the Rome Braves’ Hot Stove Gathering set for Jan. 28. Lots of high school basketball tonight. NFL playoffs Saturday and Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: 17th edition of the Rome Braves’ Hot Stove Gathering set for Jan. 28. Lots of high school basketball tonight. NFL playoffs Saturday and Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports

Truett’s Chick-fil-A, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

The Rome Braves’ 2019 Hot Stove Gathering will be held at the Forum River Center on Monday, Jan. 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Scheduled guests include the Rome Braves manager Matt Tuiasosopo, hitting coach Bobby Moore and coach Wigberto Nevarez. In addition to the Rome staff, National League Manager of the Year Brian Snitker along with Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager Alex Anthopoulos will also be on hand.
Additional guests include Atlanta Braves Vice President of Baseball Operations and Assistant General Manager Perry Minasian, Director of Player Development Dom Chiti, Manager of Minor League Operations AJ Scola, Assistant Director of Player Development Jonathan Schuerholz, Manager, Minor League Administration Ron Knight, Scouting Coordinator Chris Lionetti, former Rome Braves players Drew Waters and Braeden Schlehuber. More guests potentially announced soon.
“We are excited to again be hosting the 17th annual Rome Braves Hot Stove event at the Forum River Center,” says Rome Braves Vice President and General Manager Jim Bishop. “The support we receive from the Atlanta Braves staff, the Rome Braves coaching staff and the amazing Rome Braves fan base each year for our Hot Stove is fabulous. We look forward to a fun evening for everyone in attendance.”
The annual event, in its 17th year, will benefit the Atlanta Braves Foundation and the Alternative Baseball Organization. Fans can enjoy an “all you can eat” gourmet ballpark fare dinner including hot dogs, chili dogs, finger foods, and much more. There will be a question and answer opportunity, autograph session, and more. There will be a sports memorabilia silent auction from 5:30 until 7 p.m.
Tickets are available now and are $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and can be purchased at the Rome Braves ticket office, through the Alternative Baseball Organization and online at romebraves.com. Children’s tickets are $15 (12 and under) in advance ($20 at the door). Season ticket holders can take advantage of getting two tickets for $30 if they purchase now. Tickets purchased the day of the event are based on availability.
Special VIP tickets can be purchased that include a cocktail reception, meet and greet with the evening’s special guests, and a gift bag. VIP tickets can be purchased for $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are available at the State Mutual Stadium ticket office and online at RomeBraves.com.
The Rome Braves open the season on April 4 on the road in Kannapolis and return home on April 11 for the home opener against the Greenville Drive at 7 p.m. at State Mutual Stadium.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

The Rockmart High School cheerleaders prep the crowd for Thursday night’s game vs. Cedartown. Source: RHS

Thursday/girls

Cedartown 62, Rockmart 58

Thursday/boys

Rockmart 67, Cedartown, 48.

Friday/boys

Rome at Woodland, 7:30 p.m.

Model at Dade County

Armuchee at Pepperell

Chattooga at Rockmart

Friday/girls

Rome at Woodland, 6 p.m.

Model at Dade County

Armuchee at Pepperell

Chattooga at Rockmart

Saturday/boys

Rome vs. Kell, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday/girls

Rome vs. Kell, 6 p.m.


COLLEGES/basketball

Berry College:  Men’s schedule /  women’s schedule

Shorter University: Men’s schedule / women’s schedule

Georgia Highlands: Men’s schedule / women’s schedule

Chargers: The Chargers return to action on Saturday at home versus South Georgia State, tip off 4 p.m.

The Lady Chargers return to action at home on Saturday versus Central Georgia Tech.

Georgia Northwestern: Men’s schedule / women’s schedule

NFL/Super Bowl in Atlanta Feb. 3. 

The road to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Sunday, Feb. 3, sets up as follows, first starting with Wild Card Weekend. For more, click NFL Playoffs:

Divisional Round

Saturday, Jan. 12

AFC Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:35 p.m. (NBC)

NFC  Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m. (FOX)

Sunday, Jan. 13

AFC: Chargers at New England Patriots, 1:05 p.m. (CBS)

NFC: Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints, 4:40 p.m. (FOX)


BASEBALL

From the Rome Braves: 2019 schedule: Rome opens on the road April 4 in Kannapolis. Schedule / Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery


COMMUNITY

Three Rivers Throwdown returns to Unity Christian School on Jan. 26: The seventh annual edition, put together by CrossFit UCS, is a fundraiser for the school/athletics program at Unity Christian School. It draws from 40 to 50 teams (four members each) from across the Southeast, competing in the school’s gymnasium.The entry fee is $360 a team and it lasts from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. There is no admission fee but donations are welcome. Competing will be  CrossFit Chariot and CrossFit Rome as well as potential teams from Cartersville, Calhoun and perhaps as far away as Charleston, S.C. Details: Contact Tim Arrington (email: crossfitucs@gmail.com) or click Facebook.

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