The King Center and the Atlanta Hawks have joined forces to urge high school students to “Choose Nonviolence” as a way of life and a meaningful way to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
“It is so encouraging that my hometown Atlanta Hawks are partnering with The King Center and providing leadership to encourage young people to embrace nonviolence in commemorating the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday,” said Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center. “Professional athletes have unique credibility with young people, and when they take a stand against violence, it resonates throughout the community.”
“The Atlanta Hawks take great pride in supporting the campaign for nonviolence, uplifting our youth and paying tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” stated Bob Williams, President, Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena. “Every day we have the opportunity to make an impact, and we thank the King Center for encouraging our youth to do that through choosing nonviolence.”
The ‘Choose Nonviolence- No Shots Fired’ campaign will challenge high school students in the Atlanta Metro Area to participate in the #CHOOSENONVIOLENCE CAMPAIGN by posting on the following social media platforms through Jan. 17:
• Change your social media profile to the “No Shots Fired” Logo.
• Post on Instagram (picture or video) why you believe it is important to choose nonviolence. You can post submissions on Twitter as well.
• Use the hash tags #ATLHAWKS with #CHOOSENONVIOLENCE
Eligible submissions will be randomly chosen and awarded tickets to attend the Atlanta Hawks vs the Miami Heat game on Jan. 20 at 5:30 PM.