Open Gym Atlanta

Feature

July 19, 2010

Open the door, roll out a ball, pick up a game.

That’s Open Gym, and since its launch in November of 2007 over 40,000 kids in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami and Boston have come over to play. In Atlanta, 500 kids are showing up every other weekend to B.E.S.T. Academy and Georgia Tech to play, meet our athletes—and each other, customize product, get a free haircut from our barber, eat free healthy snacks, get snapped in our photo booth, and generally be part of the game we’ve always loved.

Check out a recap from one of those Atlanta sessions, including an appearance by Maurice “Mo” Evans.


Photos

This photoset is also from an Atlanta Open Gym this past spring.

Open Gym 2011 Atlanta SCHEDULE

1/22: Georgia Tech Campus Rec Center
1/29: B.E.S.T. Academy
2/5: Georgia Tech Campus Rec Center
2/26: B.E.S.T. Academy
3/19: Georgia Tech Campus Rec Center
3/26: B.E.S.T. Academy
4/9: Georgia Tech Campus Rec Center
4/30: B.E.S.T. Academy
5/7: B.E.S.T. Academy
5/21: B.E.S.T. Academy

Atlanta Location Info:

B.E.S.T. Academy
1890 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30318

Georgia Tech Campus Rec. Center
750 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332

Comments (38)
  • renz pj espina i love convers basketball.. Wed Aug 31, 2011
  • Ben Watson when will open gym start for the fall in Atlanta? Wed Aug 10, 2011
  • Jada R. Will converse have open gym here atlanta this summer. Thu Jun 09, 2011
  • stevie wat up Sun May 22, 2011
  • Willy Garcia when is converse going to post up the pictures and videos of the open gym in miami because it was great and i faced opponents way older than me. Sun May 08, 2011
  • Devonna When is the next pick up game? Wed May 04, 2011
  • Roadie Wanna know what time Open Gym starts 4/30/11 at the B.E.S.T. Academy Wed Apr 27, 2011
  • Guy Price 4-4-11 To whom it may concern; I took my son two week ago to an open gym event , And I was so Impressed with the structure and the staffing I wonder why haven’t any other sponsorships or News station or Pro Athlete endorser THIS program ? This is exactly what our children’s need! I sure someone with some political influence or Media connection need to know that there are some worthwhile programs for our youth. I would like to personally thank Converse for a magnificently ran program. Mr. Guy R. Price Mon Apr 04, 2011
  • molly will you be having one in VA any time soon? Fri Apr 01, 2011
  • mo Have you guys ever considered locating this type of thing in the Nashville,Tn area? Fri Mar 25, 2011
  • Gerald Roeback If your organization would like free sports storage bags for your next event. Please contact me Tue Mar 22, 2011
  • eric barros what is ur name on facebook for boston Sun Mar 20, 2011
  • nyC Thank you Converse for coming to the various cities to show the youth of America that Converse does gives back to the communities,unlike some other companies.I see the kids really enjoy what you bring,a good product,fun filled competition, and a place where they can shine.Keep up the great work Converse. Coach Clyde http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmRf7FTOKwc Sat Mar 05, 2011
  • JAke When is open gym coming to Miami Again Sun Feb 20, 2011
  • charles reed I need some information about the camp 3/19/11 at Georgia Tech Campus for my sons age 7 and 12. The open gym converse in Atlanta. How can i sign them up Sat Feb 19, 2011
  • James Hughbanks I am interested i doing business with you.Take a look at what I do and call me. http://www.tfvideobroadcast.com Best Regards, James Hughbanks 941-896-3239 office 941-400-0080 cell james@tfvideobroadcast.com Fri Feb 18, 2011
  • The Fixer I have a DVD project called the freethrowfixer and would love to show it at your open-gym events. I work with young players in an effort to create much more success at the line. Thanks. Tue Feb 08, 2011
  • Yakita Wilkinson I love seeing SolePlus at Open Gym....www.soleplus.org Mon Jan 10, 2011
  • Darius THE NEXT MO WILLIAMS I GO 2 SKOOL AT THE BEST ACDEMY AND I LOVE OPEN GYM I THINK I SHOULD BE THE MAIN ONE ON THIS WEBSITE IM UNSTOPABLE I CAN GO LEFT R RITE WHICH EVER WAY U WANT IT Sun Dec 05, 2010
  • chris doss i love open gym Fri Dec 03, 2010
  • Jeff Martin I would love an Open Gym T-Shirt-Size XXXL. Thanks. Mon Nov 29, 2010
  • maya i love open gym Mon Nov 22, 2010
  • Jay TC This is such a great idea. I love this.! You guys should come to Jersey. When you talk about ballers, Jersey is holding it down. S. 17th St... Newark. Sat Nov 20, 2010
  • Joesph Cox ' Jr Can I Bring My Team To The Open Gym ? And Do You Have Any Tournaments That We Can Play In ? And What Do I Do With My Registration Form ! Tue Nov 09, 2010
  • admin Hi - there are no fees, and the sessions generally start at 10:00am, with age groups ascending throughout the afternoon. Thu Nov 04, 2010
  • Jen The website doesn't really say much about fees, time, or any other details about the Open Gym events...where can I find that info? Thu Nov 04, 2010
  • ajivesboi im going to the one in miami. miami thunder Mon Nov 01, 2010
  • yohannes I love converse and Basketball Wed Oct 20, 2010
  • Tre Bell what time does open gym start for Best Academy on 10/23/10 GA Tue Oct 19, 2010
  • DJ TRUUF IMPACT DJ OF THE YEAR wheres the Philly pix Sun Oct 17, 2010
  • DJ TRUUF IMPACT DJ OF THE YEAR Make sure you check me out at Phillys Open Gym event on the 1's and 2's holding it down for the best ballers on the East Coast...Big ups to ELTON BRAND and the WHole Crew of Converse who make the Philly Open Gym the biggest one in the country #TRUTH Follow me www.twitter.com/DJTRUUF Sun Oct 17, 2010
  • JP hOw do i sign up for miami, it only says philly atlanta and chicago Tue Oct 05, 2010
  • Chieff Day Where's Chicago Open Gym.? Thu Sep 30, 2010
  • Chieff Day where's chicago pictures.? Thu Sep 30, 2010
  • BSMITH 94X50 JUST BRING THE REGISTRATION FORM TO THE EVENT NEXT ATL OPEN GYM IS AUG 28 2010 AT GEORGIA TECH REC CENTER FROM 10AM TO 6PM Thu Aug 19, 2010
  • deazha guss i love this website i spent $500.98 on this website in 3 monthes this is so cool omg! Sat Aug 14, 2010
  • Jonas Simmons Who do I sent my regisrtation to for events in Atlanta? How much is the cost/entry fees? Thu Aug 05, 2010
  • Alexis Hey It Is A Wonderfull Website! Tue Aug 03, 2010
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