(SMP Community Fund, Inc.)
Recognizing the importance of the communities surrounding the baseball complex, the Authority and the Atlanta Braves have combined efforts to build and enhance good community relations with neighborhoods surrounding Turner Field.
The Summerhill, Mechanicsville and Peoplestown neighborhoods welcome thousands of fans to their community each year. The SMP Community Fund, Inc. is a product of the Authority and Atlanta Braves’ vision to ensure that the stadium neighborhoods continue to provide services and programs for its residents.
The SMP Community Fund is financed by both the Authority and the Braves. Five appointed Directors serve on the SMP Community Fund’s Board. The funds may be used for community based educational, cultural, religious and athletic events.
The creation and continued support of the SMP Community Fund, Inc. illustrates the Authority’s sensitivity to the community needs by supporting the community’s recreation and revitalization efforts that enhance the quality of life for its residents.