ATLANTA — In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Academy hosted nearly 70 girls at their Lady Ballers Women’s History Month Clinic at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center on Saturday March 26.
“We’re celebrating Women’s History Month by empowering young girls to learn, grow and compete at our Lady Ballers Clinic,” Hawks’ vice president of basketball development said. , Jon Babul. “We are grateful to Mighty of the Harlem Globetrotters for sharing his incredible story and inspiring these young athletes by providing insight into the different opportunities basketball can provide.”
The Lady Ballers program aims to support youth participation in basketball and improve the overall basketball experience for young girls. The goal of this clinic is to help girls refine basketball fundamentals and build transferable life skills such as teamwork, leadership and self-confidence.
Harlem Globetrotter ‘Mighty’ Mia Hopkins attended the clinic as a special guest and coached the girls through various exercises and competitions. Mia also spoke to the girls about her journey with basketball, different career opportunities in basketball, and other ideas for empowering girls through sports. She concluded her speech by providing two pairs of tickets to the next event at State Farm Arena on Sunday, April 3 at 3:00 p.m.
“I’m honored to have been a part of the Lady Ballers Clinic,” said Mia Hopkins ‘Mighty’ Harlem Globetrotter. “Sharing my journey with young female athletes is such a privilege, and I hope I was able to touch and inspire them in some way. My personal mission statement has always been to believe in yourself first , and that with persistence and hard work, anything is possible – and that is exactly the message I have shared with the young women here today.
The Hawks launched their Lady Ballers program in 2017, which aims to help young girls develop a lifelong passion for the game through positive engagements with female role models and coaches in a safe learning environment. . For more information on the Lady Ballers program, visit Hawks.com/LadyBallers. To learn more about camp opportunities and other youth basketball programs with the Hawks, visit HawksBasketballAcademy.com.
The Harlem Globetrotters are currently participating in their new Spread Game Tour, which includes a stop at the award-winning State Farm Arena on Sunday, April 3. The Spread Game Tour is a basketball event like no other. Ankle-busting moves, jaw-dropping swag and rim-shattering dunks are just a few of the thrills you can expect from this thoroughly modernized show. Part streetball from the players who defined it, part interactive family entertainment, the new tour will showcase the best of the Globetrotters in a dazzling display of talent and play. For tickets to the Harlem Globetrotter stop at State Farm Arena , meeting on Ticketmaster.com.