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Posted on Thursday April 05, 2018
Winter Olympian Returns Home To Stockbridge

Stockbridge Welcomes Home Olympian Chris Kinney 
STOCKBRIDGE, GEORGIA- April 5, 2018- The City of Stockbridge will welcome home Winter Olympian Chris Kinney on Monday, April 9, 2018. Kinney grew up in Stockbridge and attended local Stockbridge schools. The Olympic athlete recently competed in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games on the USA Four-Man Bobsled Team. There will be a welcome reception for the community hero on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 5 pm at Stockbridge City Hall located at 4640 North Henry Boulevard in Stockbridge, Georgia. The public reception will be followed by the Stockbridge City Council Meeting where Chris Kinney will receive an official proclamation from Mayor Anthony S. Ford, Mayor Pro Tem Lakeisha T. Gantt, Councilman Elton Alexander, Councilman John Blount, Councilwoman Neat Robinson and Councilman Alphonso Thomas. 
The hometown hero will visit Stockbridge Elementary School on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9 am for a school-wide pep rally and special presentations.  Kinney attended Stockbridge Elementary School and will return to highlight the importance of education. The Winter Olympian will then visit his alma mater Stockbridge High School at 2 pm  for a press conference, a second pep rally and a meet and greet reception with student athletes. The City of Stockbridge has partnered with Chick-fil-A Dwarf House for Tuesday's events. Chris Kinney's visit of local Stockbridge schools will highlight the importance of excellency in education and athletics. 

"Chris is excited to have the support of the Stockbridge community. It's been amazing to see just how many community members have cheered him on throughout this journey. We are grateful, " said mom Sandra Kinney. The international athlete will share his educational and Olympic experiences at the Press Conference scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2 pm at Stockbridge High School. Kinney will be joined at the press conference by David Marshall, MD, from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Sports Medicine Program to highlight the importance of health and fitness. Members of the media are encouraged to attend all events. The Stockbridge Main Street Program coordinated this community initiative.  

Stockbridge will celebrate 100 years of cityhood in 2020. The City of Stockbridge continues to strive to be the most progressive business and family oriented community in Metropolitan Atlanta with a strong focus on enhanced quality of life initiatives which promote a sustainable "live, work, play" environment. The City of Stockbridge believes that people are the most valuable asset in delivering services to all citizens.  

For more information on the City of Stockbridge, please visit the website below. 

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than a million patient visits annually at three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center, and 27 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support since 1915, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit for more information.
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