CANCELLED: Get healthy with free exercise classes returning to Railroad Park!

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Looking ahead to warm, sunny days in Railroad Park. Photo courtesy of Railroad Park

CANCELLED FOR NOW. Spring is almost here, which means it’s time for one of our favorite activities downtown—free exercise classes at Railroad Park! Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Get Healthy on the Railroad classes from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

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Auburn legend Charles Barkley aims to support affordable housing in Leeds

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Charles Barkley plays golf in his free time. Photo via Regions Tradition on Facebook

If you grew up watching Auburn Basketball and the NBA in the 80s and 90s, odds are you knew Charles Barkley—AKA the Round Mound of Rebound. However, you probably didn’t know that Charles Barkley was born in Leeds, just a short drive away from Birmingham. Now, he is dedicated to giving back to his community. Here’s how.

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Batter up! Tag along on our behind-the-scenes tour of Regions Field (VIDEO)

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We had the best tour guide around, no contest. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

NOTICE: OPENING DAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK HERE FOR UPDATES.

The first pitch of the Birmingham Barons’ 2020 season will be thrown in just one month. Opening day is approaching quickly, and we got an inside look at Regions Field. Tag along with us and the Barons’ community partner, Adamson Ford, to check it out.

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Toney Pugh, builder of local athletic programs to be enshrined in AHSAA Hall of Fame

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Toney Pugh, Executive Director at the Birmingham Athletic Partnership. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

“He is a builder.”

That’s how colleagues describe Toney Pugh, longtime director of the Birmingham Athletic Partnership (BAP), legendary wrestling coach and official and the athletic director who successfully established two high school athletic programs from scratch at Clay-Chalkville and Oak Mountain High Schools.

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The World Games 2021 CEO Nick Sellers on “huge opportunity” for Birmingham

Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games 2021 Birmingham. Photo courtesy of The World Games

We’ve almost reached the 500-day countdown to The World Games 2021 Birmingham. This event is going to be big. We talked with CEO Nick Sellers about The Games and the impact on our city. Check it out!

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Go Kickball and Birmingham Ultimate Women’s League registration is open

Kickball in Birmingham. Photo from GoKickball Birmingham’s Facebook page

Bham Nowers – remember when you were the dominan kickball player in Middle School? Or how about, when you spent those lazy Saturdays on the University quad throwing the frisbee with a friend, and suddenly other students joined you and a game of ultimate broke out?

Here is your chance to re-live those glory days.

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5 sports you can see at The World Games 2021 Birmingham, including Sumo

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Sumo is one of the sports at The World Games 2021 Birmingham. Photo courtesy of The World Games

If you’ve started seeing The World Games 2021 Birmingham signs popping up around town, you may be wondering what it’s all about. Here are some of the basics plus a sneak preview into five sports you’ll be able to catch when The Games come to town July 15-25, 2021. Want the full scoop? Check out The World Games 2021 Birmingham.

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Spring 2020 is for paddling: a guide to kayak & canoe events near Birmingham

Photo courtesy of Auburn University’s Whitewater Kayaking Club

Any paddling enthusiasts out there? This one’s for you. With all the beautiful rivers we have near Birmingham, paddle sports are a go-to for adventurers in our area. Below is a guide to some events coming up this spring!

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Meet the people behind the AHSAA Basketball State Finals, Feb. 24-29 in Birmingham

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Alganese Gatson is a second-grade teacher at Hemphill Elementary School in Birmingham and a basketball official. Photo courtesy of Alganese Gatson

On February 24-29, the AHSAA Basketball State Finals — one of the top high school basketball championship events in the country — is coming to Legacy Arena at the BJCC.

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The Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend, February 14-16: why it’s more than a race

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The Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend is coming up February 14-16! Photo courtesy of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Every February for the last eight years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Nichole Edwards has made the journey up to Birmingham from Mobile on I-65 to volunteer at the Mercedes-Benz Marathon. Here’s why the race, which is coming up this weekend, is important to her—and to all of us in Birmingham. 

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Your tickets to the UAB Women’s Basketball game on Feb 15 helps fund breast cancer research. Here’s how.

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UAB’s Imani Johnson, Rachael Childress and Angela Vendrell discuss strategy during the game. Photo via UAB Athletics

Come out to the Bartow Arena on February 15 to support your local UAB Women’s Basketball team as they take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Plus, every ticket purchase helps support breast cancer research right here in Birmingham. Learn how to get discounted tickets.

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Birmingham Parker High School’s Buck Buchanan named to NFL 100 All Time Team of Greatest Players

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Buck Buchanan. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Before you sit down to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, here is some Birmingham/Alabama football trivia we learned from Ron Ingram, longtime sportswriter and director of communications for the AHSAA.

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The countdown to the World Games 2021 begins

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City of Birmingham leaders met with the President and CEO of the International World Games Association at Legion Field. Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now.

Come July 2021, all eyes will be on Birmingham for the World Games 2021. 3,600 of the world’s best athletes from 110 countries are coming right here to the Magic City. The city’s gearing up for this pivotal event and the countdown has begun!

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