Cobb County

Cobb County elementary selected as Hank Aaron All-Star School

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A Cobb County elementary school is receiving local recognition.

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Green Acres Elementary in Smyrna was selected as Cobb County’s inaugural Hank Aaron All-Star School winner.

Since 2019, the Atlanta Braves “adopt” an Atlanta school to support some of its most crucial needs. Support includes teacher and classroom funding, projects to upgrade school facilities or grounds, as well as school supplies and experiences for students.


“This partnership will allow us to provide for many different needs,” said Green Acres Principal Ashley Mize. “We’re going to have some programs put into place that will support our families with food pantries and school uniforms. The partnership will enable us to stabilize needs in our community so we can focus on teaching our students each day.”

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The school was selected because of the existing relationship between the Braves Foundation and the Cobb Schools Foundation.

“You are our champions,” said Danielle Bedasse, executive director of the Braves Foundation.