The College Park Skyhawks, the official G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, took part in a community clean-up event in South Fulton in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Skyhawks players and staff partnered with Councilwoman Catherine Foster Rowell and the Cascade Business Merchants Association (CBMA) to pick up debris and litter.
“They along with about 40 other volunteers braved freezing weather to give back so it would be a day on, and not a day off,” said Councilwoman Rowell.
“We don’t have a lot of days off,” said Skyhawks shooting guard Armoni Brooks. “To come out into the community and make a difference, make sure the city looks clean and free of litter, is important and it was great we got to do this on Dr. King’s birthday.”
Every month, Councilwoman Rowell and CBMA hold regular community clean-up events to help maintain the Cascade Road corridor. It’s an effort that has mobilized residents, area youth, business owners and others and helped to promote community pride.
“Having the team here was special,” said Bobbie Powell, president of the CBMA. “We’re happy the Skyhawks could join us in this labor of love for the community and we hope to work with them again.”
The Skyhawks return to the court on Friday, taking on the Lakeland Magic at home on Faith and Family Night. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park.
Photo: The Skyhawks and members of the South Fulton community came together for a community clean-up.