COLLEGE PARK, GA – The College Park Skyhawks, the official G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, announced they will hold a food drive benefiting local nonprofit Reaching Out 4 You. The drive is in collaboration with the NBA Cares Season of Giving initiative.
Fans are asked to bring canned food and non-perishable items to the next four Skyhawks upcoming home games, beginning with the team’s back-to-back contests on Nov. 29 and 30. The drive will continue Dec. 3, as College Park takes on the Greensboro Swarm at home, and will conclude on Dec. 8. Collection bins will be placed outside the Gateway Center Arena’s main entrances.
The initiative continues Dec. 14 when members of the Skyhawks will deliver the donations to Reaching Out 4 You. Members of the team will also package non-perishables to be distributed throughout South Metro Atlanta communities.
“The city of College Park and the surrounding communities have been so supportive of our team being here,” said Skyhawks Head Coach Noel Gillespie. “Our goal is to give back, and support the community that has supported us. We are excited to make a positive impact in people’s lives during the holiday season.”
Founded in 2014, Reaching Out 4 You aims to serve low-income individuals by providing the resources necessary to succeed. Based in East Point, the nonprofit serves individuals throughout the South Metro Atlanta area. Programs include job training and education, addiction assistance and prevention tools, and more.
After compiling a 3-3 record to open the season, the Skyhawks take on the Capital City Go-Go on Nov. 27 on the road. The team returns home on Nov. 29, matching up against the Canton Charge in the first night of a back-to-back. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park. For more information on the Skyhawks inaugural season and to register for updates, please visit CPSkyhawks.com. Stay up to date on team news by following @CPSkyhawks on Twitter and Instagram. For more information on Reaching Out 4 You, visit www.reachingout4youinc.com.