Are you a sports fan looking for Valentine’s plans? The Atlanta Hawks are holding its first Pride Night on Thursday, February 14 at 7:30 P.M.
This Pride Night, which is being touted as the best Valentine’s Day date night in Atlanta, will celebrate inclusion with a rainbow lighting of the “ATLANTA” letters, a pregame dance party, special halftime performances, unique menu items, and so much more.
The pregame dance party kicks off the night with a set from DJ Beelax, mix show DJ and on-air personality at 96.7 The Beat. The fun continues with halftime performances by club divas Robin S. (Show Me Love) and Crystal Waters (100% Pure Love) along with some of Atlanta’s biggest names in drag.
Last October, the Hawks partnered with Boy Meets Girl apparel brand to create a Pride collection, the first of its kind for an NBA franchise. The line will be available in the Hawks Shops as well as other Pride-inspired pieces, including rainbow jerseys.
Former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter are also set to make an appearance, as they are receiving an honor as part of the team’s 50th Anniversary celebration.
“During our inaugural Pride Night, the Hawks organization hopes to amplify the message that love shows up in different ways and should only be defined by acts of compassion, kindness, and dignity for all,” said Hawks’ Senior Vice President of Community and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Nzinga Shaw. “Pride Night is a signal to the Atlanta community that we are committed to building bridges, not walls.”
“Hawks Games at State Farm Arena are an inclusive environment that welcomes everyone in the name of love,” said Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. “Along with being an history-making Pride game for us, this will be the best Valentine’s Day date night in the city for all of our fans.”
Buy tickets for the Love Wins/Pride Night game with access to the pre-game party and other special offers here.