Night of Jazz Release

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Al Harrington and Tyronn Lue have a little fun at the Texas Hold'em table.


ATLANTA, GA (March 29, 2006) -- "A Night of Jazz," the Atlanta Hawks' annual spring charity event, raised $100,000 for the Hawks Foundation and its various philanthropic projects, it was announced today by Atlanta Spirit President and CEO Bernie Mullin.

The entire roster of Atlanta Hawks players and coaches, along with team alumni, ownership and executives, joined over 400 guests for a unique evening of entertainment highlighted by a performance from award-winning Hidden Beach recording artist Mike Phillips.

"Our charitable events, such as "A Night of Jazz," are so important because we are able to raise funds needed to support a variety of worthwhile causes throughout the community," Mullin said. "The entire Hawks organization is extremely grateful to Coach Mike Woodson, all of his players, coaches and staff; and to everyone who worked so hard to make this year's event such a tremendous success."

Additionally, guests were able to play a number of interactive games with the players, participate in live and silent auctions, raffles and more. The catered dinner was provided by Justin's, Bold American and Chef Eric's Catering & Events, and Starbucks served its special brand of coffee all evening. Hawks public-address announcer and V-103 personality Ryan Cameron served as emcee.

The event was also attended by the Atlanta Falcons' DeAngelo Hall and Allen Rossum, HOT 107.9's Rashan Ali, WSB-TV anchor Jovita Moore, and WXIA-TV sportscaster Sam Crenshaw.

MVP Partners include Philips Electronics, Bud Light, Comcast, Georgia-Pacific, Heineken Light and Sprite.

Hawks players join Coach Woodson on stage for an impromptu dance performance.