ATLANTA — For the third time this summer, the Atlanta Hawks has collaborated with powerful entities in the metro area and helped an aging recreational center undergo a spectacular basketball court metamorphosis (see previous dedications here and here).
The latest beneficiary of the Hawks philanthropic gesture was the Cliftondale Park and Recreation Center in south Atlanta. Fulton County Commissioner Dr. John Eaves christened the newly minted court with the aid of V-103 morning radio show host Ryan Cameron, who served as the emcee of the proceedings. Also in attendance were Hawks Guard/Forward Thabo Sefolosha, Fulton County Commissioner Emma L. Darnell of District 6, Parks and Recreation Director Tony M. Phillips, and Fulton County Police Chief Gary Stiles, along with members of the public.
For the past couple of years, the Hawks have helped the city and Fulton County renovate the court and improve the aesthetics of several recreation centers throughout the metro area.
In addition to the court refurbishing, the Hawks officials set up games for children engage in while the public enjoyed refreshments and took part in basketball-related activities.
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Photo credit: Jolene Butts Freeman/Fulton County Communications