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Trae Young 2020-21 MLK Nike City Edition
Trae Young 2020-21 Nike City Edition

Empower. Educate.

Embody. Engage.

This is a Commitment
This is a Commitment

This year the Atlanta Hawks are proud to honor the life and legacy of a global icon and our city's most favored son, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In an unprecedented partnership, with the King Estate, NBA, NBPA and Nike, we present the 20 – 21 MLK Nike City Edition uniform. Now more than ever since his untimely passing, the eyes and ears of the world are focused on the evolution of social justice, poised to elevate Dr. King's vision from an aspiration to a universal reality of equality and dignity for all races.

The tenets of Dr. King's social activism are the roots from which the Atlanta Hawks community work grows - crucial issues such as, Diversity, Inclusion, Voting Rights, and Economic Empowerment. We are building bridges through basketball to better the world around us. We vow to work, to fight, to take action…to earn these letters every day!

Atlanta Hawks
Dr. Martin Luther King
This is a Commitment

This year the Atlanta Hawks are proud to honor the life and legacy of a global icon and our city's most favored son, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In an unprecedented partnership, with the King Estate, NBA, NBPA and Nike, we present the 20 – 21 MLK Nike City Edition uniform. Now more than ever since his untimely passing, the eyes and ears of the world are focused on the evolution of social justice, poised to elevate Dr. King's vision from an aspiration to a universal reality of equality and dignity for all races.

The tenets of Dr. King's social activism are the roots from which the Atlanta Hawks community work grows - crucial issues such as, Diversity, Inclusion, Voting Rights, and Economic Empowerment. We are building bridges through basketball to better the world around us. We vow to work, to fight, to take action…to earn these letters every day!

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#EARNTHESELETTERS

The Black, Gold and White colorway speaks to Dr. King's determination, as well as his understated style. It is also a nod to his membership in the first Black Greek fraternity.

Infinity
Black

The principal hue of the Atlanta Hawks MLK Nike City Edition uniform denotes our bold, relentless, and unapologetic approach to competition and community.

Vintage
Gold

Subtle and sedate golden tone reflects an air of elegance, highlighting the reverence befitting the memory of a global icon.

Fidelity
White

This crisp, classic white symbolizes dedication and loyalty to the great city of Atlanta that we serve with excellence and compassion.

2020-21 Atlanta Hawks MLK Nike City Edition
A Closer Look
Signature

A Personal Touch

Dr. King's signature graces the jersey's authenticity tag.

Sharecare

A Heart for Justice

The Sharecare patch is always close to our hearts on the left side of every Hawks uniform. The Atlanta Hawks and Sharecare are united by a shared passion and pride for our world-changing leaders like Dr. King, whose life's works paved the way for happier, healthier, and more equitable futures for all.

Nike Swoosh

The Nike Swoosh

Lettersh

Letter Perfect

Vintage Gold MLK letters in a custom font, outlined in Fidelity White, blaze across the uniform chest. The initials of an eternal role model whose words of equality are the foundation of today's powerful activism.

A Closer Look
Signature

A Personal Touch

Dr. King's signature graces the jersey's authenticity tag.

Heart

A Heart for Justice

The Sharecare patch is always close to our hearts on the left side of every Hawks uniform. The Atlanta Hawks and Sharecare are united by a shared passion and pride for our world-changing leaders like Dr. King, whose life's works paved the way for happier, healthier, and more equitable futures for all.

Nike Swoosh

The Nike Swoosh

Letters

Letter Perfect

Vintage Gold MLK letters in a custom font, outlined in Fidelity White, blaze across the uniform chest. The initials of an eternal role model whose words of equality are the foundation of today's powerful activism.

Window

Divine Inspiration

The uniform is bordered in White and Gold striping that leads to a tapered peak at the side of the shorts mirroring the silhouette of the stained glass window at King's iconic home church. Crown and shield symbol on the leg of the shorts is inspired by both those same church windows and Dr. King's personal effects including a beautiful collection of tie clips.

Primary Logo

The Primary Icon

The primary icon at the waistband is encircled in black symbolizing the continuous quest of the Black community to achieve freedom and justice. This heat applied graphic is made of a soft touch rubber.

Stars

Freedom Stars

The stars donning both sides of the shorts represent the 22 of the 29 times Dr. King was jailed fighting for justice and equality. They also honor the dedicated student freedom fighters who engaged in sit-ins all over the South. Of them he said, "Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars."

Window

Divine Inspiration

The uniform is bordered in White and Gold striping that leads to a tapered peak at the side of the shorts mirroring the silhouette of the stained glass window at King's iconic home church. Crown and shield symbol on the leg of the shorts is inspired by both those same church windows and Dr. King's personal effects including a beautiful collection of tie clips.

Primary Logo

The Primary Icon

The primary Evo icon at the waistband is encircled in black symbolizing the continuous quest of the Black community to achieve freedom and justice. This heat applied graphic is made of a soft touch rubber.

Stars

Freedom Stars

The stars donning both sides of the shorts represent the 22 of the 29 times Dr. King was jailed fighting for justice and equality. They also honor the dedicated student freedom fighters who engaged in sit-ins all over the South. Of them he said, "Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars."

Honoring History

The 2020–21 Atlanta Hawks MLK Nike City Edition uniform pays homage to the world's greatest "Drum Major for Justice" through personal elements woven into the design details.

#EARNTHESELETTERS

Dr. King changed the world through his commitment to racial equality, voting rights and economic justice.

Join the Hawks in committing to making positive change.

Here are a few ideas of ways that you can become Dr. King's legacy in action...

  • Serve as a poll worker on Election Day
  • Mentor youth on financial literacy.
  • Work with an organization dedicated to racial equality
  • Coach for a youth sports team.
  • Volunteer with military veterans or senior citizens.
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter.

Tell us how you #EARNTHESELETTERS. Share photos of you making positive impact in the community on social and tag us #EarnTheseLetters @atlhawks

And if you are looking for ways to make a difference, visit www.handsonatlanta.org to learn about service opportunities throughout metro Atlanta.

An Inspired Foundation

The coordinating hardwood floor for the Hawks 20-21 MLK Nike City Edition uniform is uniquely designed with a 5-color stained glass motif at center court and inspired by the fight for freedom that continues today.

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True to the Dream Honors True to the Dream Honors

Dr. King changed the world through his commitment to racial equality, voting rights and economic justice. As the Atlanta Hawks continue to honor his legacy, we are now looking for those in our community that are also committed to social impact and making a difference in their own way.

Through the True to the Dream Honors: presented by Sharecare, we will recognize incredible individuals throughout the state of Georgia who work tirelessly to positively impact their communities and find solutions for the issues facing them. Whether conducting voter registration drives, taking a stand for social justice, mentoring youth, or volunteering their services and time to help those in need; these awards will honor those who are building a better world by continuing Dr. King's legacy in a variety of ways that create lasting impacts.

Meet Our Honorees

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True to the Dream Honorees

Sophia Woodrow
Sophia Woodrow
Sophia Woodrow is a Community Manager at Future Coalition, a national network that fosters community and collaboration among youth leaders and youth-led organizations across the country. Previously, Sophia served as a Future Coalition Future Fellow and worked to develop creative strategies aimed to increase youth voter engagement right here in the State of Georgia.
Erica Wright
Erica Wright
Erica Wright is Founder and CEO of U First Incorporated., a non-profit with the mission to provide people in need with the basics of health, hygiene, and love. Founded in 2014, U First has distributed more than 500,000 hygiene “Love Bags” in over 24 states to those experiencing homelessness. These bags include items like soap, toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, and more. U First recently expanded to create U First Kidz, where hygiene items are donated to Care Closets for students in the Atlanta Public School System.
Joey Mitchell
Joey Mitchell
Joey Mitchell is a Co-Founder of The Bridge. The Bridge is an online community founded in 2018 with a mission to heal the cultural divide of people with different backgrounds through open dialogue. Mitchell founded this organization alongside another True to the Dream Honoree, Greg Sudmeier.
Greg Sudmeier
Greg Sudmeier
Greg Sudmeier is a Co-Founder of The Bridge. The Bridge is an online community founded in 2018 with a mission to heal the cultural divide of people with different backgrounds through open dialogue. Sudmeier founded this organization alongside another True to the Dream Honoree, Joey Mitchell.
Nick Hess
Nick Hess
Nick Hess is an Application Architect for Sharecare. Nick has volunteered with MAD HOUSERS for more than 30 years, helping to build over 100 homes for the homeless in metro Atlanta. He is also Chair of his Neighborhood Planning Committee where he connects residents to local organizations and city departments, while advocating for better services and safe streets.
Blake Johnson
Blake Johnson
Blake Johnson is the Sr. Coordinator for the Atlanta Hawks Community Basketball Department. In 2017, Blake created a mentoring program through College for Every Student Brilliant Pathways to help middle school students prepare for their futures. She also serves as a volunteer paralegal with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, and, during this past election cycle, she worked countless hours as a Poll Manager here at State Farm Arena. Blake is currently training for an Ironman with a goal to raise $26,000 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Feroza Syed
Feroza Syed
Feroza Syed is a trans activist and advocate. Syed was appointed to the first LGBTQ Advisory Board for the City of Atlanta by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. She works with groups locally to help with intersectionality, specifically with cultural and religious background issues targeting the Asian LGBTQ community. In addition, she helps create safe spaces for all and brings attention to the struggles of LGBTQ Youth and people of color.
Jack Griffin
Jack Griffin
Jack Griffin is Founder of Food Finder, a food pantry locator and nonprofit that shows you when and where to get free food assistance in your area. Griffin launched Food Finder when he was just 15 and now at 22 is leading the organization as his full-time job post-graduation from college. The organization initially launched as a digital resource just for Gwinnett, but now serves people across America. Since its launch, the organization has connected 78,000 Georgians to emergency food relief and served more than 500,000 people nationwide.
Nury Castillo-Crawford
Nury Castillo-Crawford
Nury Castillo-Crawford is the Director of Academic Support for Gwinnett County Public Schools where she launched the school district's first Hispanic Mentoring Priority Program. She connects students with mentors to help them reach their full potential. She is also President of the Georgia Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, where she advocates and leads in securing professional development for educators who work with and teach Latino students.
Dominic Stokes
Dominic Stokes
Dominic Stokes is the Founder of Community Teen Coalition, a youth enrichment program designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in post-secondary and entrepreneurship education for youth ages 8-18. The program tackles important issues such as childhood illiteracy, peer pressure, low self-esteem, homelessness, gangs, and drug prevention with the intent to help participants develop healthy self-images and life skills.
Mary Hooks
Mary Hooks
Mary Hooks, political worker at Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), representing the interests of black communities in the US. and member of Southerners On New Ground (SONG), a social justice, advocacy, and capacity building organization that serves and supports LGTBQ people in the South. For 10+ years, Mary has been combatting racism by consistently taking on fights that impact the lives of Black and brown queer and trans people.
Jahi Rawlings
Jahi Rawlings
Founder & CEO of the Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League (AEBL) and Sports, Music & Entertainment Summit (SMES), Jahi "Jah" Rawlings is passionate about providing free live sports and entertainment to Atlanta's local communities. Rawlings gives back to his community through basketball along with providing mentoring and support those in need.
Wesley Williams
Wesley Williams
A first-generation college graduate in his family, Wesley is passionate about helping young students realize their potential in and out of the classroom. As Director of the Future Men of Distinction program, Wesley mentors young men focusing on topics like grades, how to be a gentlemen, critical thinking skills, and public speaking.

Proceeds from the sale of this jersey will go to the Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative.

 

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