The entire Atlanta Hawks team is coming to Clarkston next week to serve up a Thanksgiving feast for local residents.
The big event is next Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Clarkston Community Center and is a joint project with United Way.
The Clarkston Community Center is located within United Way’s DeKalb County Opportunity Zone, which includes Scottdale and Clarkston. This area has among the highest poverty rates in the county and represents the largest resettlement of refugees in Georgia.
“We are proud to partner once again with the Atlanta Hawks for this initiative,” said United Way of Greater Atlanta President Milton Little. "We are always grateful and heartened by the Hawks’ generosity and commitment to outstanding community service.”
United Way partners with families, agencies and community leaders to take long-term action to reduce the cycle of poverty.
“Having a year-round partnership with the United Way that allows us to make an on-going difference in the lives of those living in the city that we call home is very important to the Hawks organization,” said Bob Williams, President, Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena.
In addition to receiving a Thanksgiving meal, each family will take home a food basket courtesy of Kroger.
From a press release by Hawks PR