Hawks Honor Gabrielle Moore
During all February home games, the Atlanta Hawks will be honoring influential African-Americans who have made significant contributions to a variety of industries as part of this year’s celebration of Black History Month. Beginning tonight, during Atlanta's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Hawks will honor individuals who are each uniquely different in their contributions and unanimously impactful.
The first of seven honorees will be Gabrielle Moore, who at the age 16 founded her company Bears for Babies, a program that provides teddy bears to children who have lost a parent. Moore was inspired by the loss of her own father in 2000. The freshman at Spelman College has already provided 200 children with their own, personalized bear. Moore has been named an Atlanta Journal-Constitution Hero, one of 20 under 20 by Atlanta Intown and 21st Century Leaders. She was also recognized as one of 11 Alive and Junior League’s “Kids Who Care.”