About Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks are the first team in the NBA to partner with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to raise awareness through basketball. In recognition of Black History Month and to bring greater awareness of this disease to the African-American community, the team kicked off the Black History Month Assist Challenge in February, pledging to donate $250 per assist from the Hawks Foundation to PCF. The Atlanta Hawks’ inaugural campaign to raise awareness to help defeat prostate cancer, while raising funds to support life-saving research, resulted in $150,000 donated to PCF. With 295 assists during the month, the 8th most in the NBA during February, the team raised $73,750 from the Hawks Foundation. Tony Ressler, Jami Gertz and the Ressler family matched the team and contributed another $76,250 to reach a total of $150,000.
The Hawks joined the challenge for a second year and raised $88,000 during the month, along with a $80,000 match from the Ressler/Gertz Foundation, totaling $168,000. Learn more here.