Atlanta Hawks' Damien Wilkins Hosts Successful "Game Day" At the Hill Street Boys & Girls Club During NBA Lockout

Top Quote Damien Wilkins of the Atlanta Hawks teamed up with DTLR to give local youth members at the Hill Street Boys & Girls Club a fun-filled day that included mentoring, free haircuts, game activities, and snacks. End Quote
  • Atlanta, GA (1888PressRelease) October 21, 2011 - Atlanta Hawks' center Damien Wilkins geared up for a different type of game day at the Hill Street Boys & Girl Club in Atlanta on October 18, 2011. Damien partnered with DTLR for a day of fun and mentoring.

    The Game Day itinerary included mentoring, game stations, and an autograph session. The interactive program gave participants a chance to hear the challenges Damien overcame to reach success, and got great tips about academic success, healthy lifestyles, and leadership development. Celebrity barber Bobby Henderson was on hand for free haircuts and AmeriGroup provided child health information to parents and snacks.

    "I can truly say that the Boys & Girls Club saved my life and help me to reach my goals," says Damien, "I want to have the opportunity to have the same impact on someone who may be going through a similar situation. This Game Day was the perfect opportunity to do just that!"

    The outstanding forward is known for his athletic ability and his family lineage which includes NBA players but Damien has quietly and consistently been active in giving back to his community since the beginning of his NBA career. He is heavily involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs initiatives and internationally with Save the Children.

    About Damien Wilkins: Damien Wilkins is a NBA forward for the Atlanta Hawks. He is an ambassador for the Boys & Girls Club. He is the son of retired 13-year NBA veteran Gerald Wilkins and nephew of nine-time NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins.

    About the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta: For more than 70 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. BGCMA enriches the lives of girls and boys that other youth agencies fail to reach. BGCMA is dedicated to ensuring that our community's young people, who are most in need of our help, have greater access to quality programs and services that provide promise, hope and opportunities to ensure that they may become productive adults.

    About DTLR: DTLR has been one of the leading retailers in the fashion industry for over 25 years. DTLR values the urban lifestyle and is committed to bringing the hottest fashions to the streets.

    About AmeriGroup: a Fortune 500 Company, coordinates services for individuals in publicly funded health care programs. Serving approximately 2 million members in 11 states nationwide, Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for its members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers.

    About Bobby Henderson: Celebrity Barber and owner of Bobby's World, Henderson has made a name for himself in the community as the barber with the big heart. His monthly Makeover Atlanta Day events include free haircuts, hair styling, manicures and free clothes to those inneed. Although his client roster includes everyone from Allen Iverson, Shaquille O Neal, Ludacris to Gucci Mane and Souljah Boy, his favorite clients are those serviced in his community outreach

  • FB Icon Twitter Icon In-Icon
Contact Information