ATLANTA – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Academy is hosting a free seven-week tour, which consists of free basketball and fitness activities at existing day camps located at 15 of the Hawks community basketball courts. and State FarmÂ® Good Neighbor Clubs. The Hawks began their summer tour of the community court presented by adidas last week at Lucky Shoals Park in Norcross, Georgia, where nearly 50 young people participated in safe and socially distanced outdoor activities. During June and July the tour will continue to various locations including, but not limited to: Ron Anderson Recreation Center, Lynwood Park, Welcome All Park & ââMultipurpose Facility, Creel Park, Cliftondale Park, Gresham Park, William Walker Rec Center, Bessie Branham Park, Central Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center, and Coan Park Recreation Center.
âReturning to our Hawks Community Courts to provide free, safe and memorable basketball experiences for metro Atlanta youth is a top priority for us,â said the vice president of basketball development. Hawks, Jon Babul. âWe’re thrilled to be back on the pitch teaching the game and bringing smiles to hundreds of kids across town. Seeing a child’s face light up when they receive their first Hawks jersey and basketball is a special moment. Summer is a great time to build the city’s excitement around Atlanta Hawks basketball with a new generation of fans.
As part of the experience, more than 750 young participants, boys and girls aged 6 to 16, will be divided into small groups to participate in a special half-day session in a safe, socially remote and outdoor environment. . The program has a strong focus on teaching basketball and fitness fundamentals with an emphasis on maintaining physical activity, character development, and fun.
Each participant will receive Score for Scholarships loot bags from local lawyer Ken Nugent. These bags include a Hawks brand adidas jersey, basketball, Hawks brand face mask, drawstring bag, Ken Nugent brand ball pump and Hawks at Home training and fitness racks for provide access to free virtual basketball and fitness programs year round. .
âI am happy to support the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Academy and the Hawks at Home program through my Scores for Scholarships partnership,â said Nugent. “The opportunity to give the kids a memorable experience they can live beyond the pitch is one of the many reasons I stay #TrueToAtlanta.”
Young people in attendance will also have the opportunity during the session to win prizes such as Hawks autographed merchandise and merchandise. All coaches and staff leading the sessions will be outfitted with Hawks branded adidas coaching uniforms and adidas basketball shoes.
Hawks at Home, which was launched by the Hawks Basketball Academy in the summer of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is an innovative online program created to educate and help young people stay active.
In December 2020, Hawks Basketball Academy and global sports and lifestyle brand adidas officially signed a multi-year partnership that covers a wide variety of marketing integrations on and off the pitch, showcasing some of the most successful young stars. most popular in the NBA and engaging thousands of young athletes across Georgia.
Learn more about how to get involved with Hawks Basketball Academy by visiting Hawks.com/Basketball Academy.