The Atlanta Hawks have opened the nomination process for the True to the Dream Honors: presented by Sharecare, the team’s official jersey patch partner. This program was established to honor the life and work of global icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by recognizing individuals throughout the state of Georgia that work tirelessly to positively impact their communities and find solutions for the issues facing them.

According to a press release, nominees have consistently displayed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to a high level of service and equality for all. 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.

“We are proud to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by celebrating those in the community that have chosen to continue his mission and are committed to social impact,” said Andrea Carter, Hawks Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility. “Those among us who take the time to create a better future for all deserve to be recognized, and we are excited to do our part.”

In October, the Atlanta Hawks announced a unique partnership with the estate of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and Nike with the release of the team’s 2020-21 MLK Nike City Edition uniform and MLK City Edition custom court. The Hawks will donate profits from the jersey sales back into the Atlanta community to promote economic empowerment in communities of color.

“There are many things that fuel our ‘hometown pride’ in Atlanta, and one of the most significant is the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the future generations of leaders he continues to inspire,” said Dawn Whaley, President of Sharecare. “At Sharecare, we are driven by the philosophy that we are altogether better; and now, more than ever, we must elevate the things – and people – that not only make us better versions of ourselves but also unite us in the process. We are proud to join the Hawks to celebrate those who work tirelessly to fulfill Dr. King’s dream and honor their commitments to foster communities where all may thrive.”

Visit for nominee criteria and to submit a nomination for the True to the Dream Honors: Presented by Sharecare.

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