ATLANTA, GA — The Atlanta Hawks, via their Basketball Academy, is hosting a free seven-week tour for young Atlantans to learn basketball fundamentals and fitness basics.
The tour consists of pop-up basketball and fitness activities at existing day camps located at 15 of the Hawks community basketball courts and State Farm Good Neighbor Clubs.
The Hawks began their Community Court Summer Tour presented by Adidas last week at the Lucky Shoals Park in Norcross, Georgia, where nearly 50 youth participated in safe, socially distanced, outdoor activities. The tour will continue at various locations in June and July at these locations:
- Ron Anderson Recreation Center
- Lynwood Park, Welcome All Park & Multipurpose Facility
- Creel Park, Cliftondale Park
- Gresham Park, William Walker Rec Center
- Bessie Branham Park, Central Park
- The Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
- Aquatic Center and Coan Park Recreation Center.
“Returning to our Hawks community courts to provide free, safe and memorable basketball experiences for metro Atlanta’s youth is a top priority for us,” said Hawks’ Vice President of Basketball Development, Jon Babul.
“We are excited to be back on the courts teaching the game and bringing smiles to the faces of hundreds of youth across the city. To see a child’s face light up when they receive their first Hawks jersey and basketball is a special moment. The summer is the perfect time to grow the city’s excitement around Atlanta Hawks basketball with a new generation of fans,” Babul added.
Around 750 boys and girls from age 6 to 16 will be able to participate in the activities. Participants will be divided into small groups to take part in a special half-day session in a safe, socially distanced and outdoor environment. The curriculum focuses heavily on teaching basketball fundamentals and fitness basics with an emphasis on staying physically active, character development and having fun.
Learn more about how to get involved with the Hawks Basketball Academy by visiting Hawks.com/BasketballAcademy.