Atlanta Hawks Host Dunk Contest

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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.

 

BACKGROUND

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.

 

QUICK FACTS

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.

 

QUOTES

“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.

 

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