The Atlanta Hawks are partnering with Houses for the Homeless to host a dunk contest among the players. Admission for this fundraising event is $10 and guarantees lower section seating. Floor seats are $50 per ticket and are first come first serve.
Houses for the Homeless is a nonprofit organization founded in Orlando, FL in 2010 by Mayor Buddy Dyer and support from the Orlando Magic. This organization pairs pro athletes with cities to help raise money for families in need of a place to live
Among industrialized nations, the United States has the largest number of homeless women and children. Not since the Great Depression have so many families been with out homes. The statistics below are the best estimates of the extent of homelessness, but it is important to note that there are under counts.
When: Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Philips Arena – 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303
Who: Mike Budenholzer, Head Coach
Steve Koonin, Chief Executive Officer
Atlanta Hawk players
Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta
Media Info: Photographers and videographers are welcome. Please arrive an hour early to set up and get all access passes.
“I am honored and very excited that the Atlanta Hawks are partnering with Houses for the Homeless. I am happy to do anything to help raise money and awareness for my city, and the people that are in need of help within my city,” Budenholzer said.