The Atlanta Hawks came to the Old Fourth Ward Wednesday as part of the sixth-annual Kia Summer Hoops Tour, for a basketball camp with area youth.
The basketball camp at Central Park, sponsored by Kia Motors Corp., aims to get kids to focus on building those same skills on the court — teamwork, responsibility and education — that are found in life.
It was also part of Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall’s Year of Boulevard initiative, which is focused on the teens and pre-teens who live in the Boulevard corridor.
Hall's program is aimed at taking a multi-pronged approach to the social and economic ills that affect the stretch of Boulevard that runs from Freedom Parkway to Ponce de Leon Ave.
The Hawks shared a little of what happened at the camp with East Atlanta Patch in the accompanying video.
The Hawks will offer 20 such Kia-sponsored clinics across metro Atlanta this month.