ERIE BAYHAWKS ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR ATLANTA HAWKS AFFILIATE NIGHT
Dominique Wilkins meet & greet and Hawks retro-style uniforms highlight the February 3 game that will raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Erie County
ERIE, PA – The Erie BayHawks, NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, have set plans for “Atlanta Hawks Affiliate Night” taking place February 3 at Erie Insurance Arena. Highlights of the night include a pregame meet and greet with Basketball Hall of Famer and Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins, as well as the BayHawks sporting Atlanta Hawks retro-style uniforms for that night’s game against the Raptors 905.
The night will also include appearances by the Atlanta Hawks mascot and members of the Hawks dance team. Additionally, Wilkins plans to hold a brief autograph session during the game open to all fans.
Tickets for Wilkins’ pregame meet & greet are $21 for BayHawks Season Ticket Members and $35 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online HERE or at the Erie BayHawks office (110 East 8th Street Erie, PA 16501). Each meet & greet ticket includes light snacks, one drink voucher, access to the Arena Club and a ticket to the game (for non-season ticket members). Meet & Greet attendees guarantee their chance to meet Wilkins, get his autograph and an opportunity to take a photo with him (must provide own item and camera). Space is limited.
The BayHawks’ uniforms for that game were designed to replicate the style of Hawks uniforms worn during the 1980’s. Fans will have a chance to bid on the players’ uniforms throughout the game, with auction proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls club of Erie County.
Nicknamed “The Human Highlight Film,” Wilkins was inducted in to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. He concluded his NBA career with averages of 24.8 points on .461 shooting from the floor, 6.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 35.5 minutes of play. He is currently the 11th all-time leading scorer in NBA history, having poured in 26,668 points over the span of his 16-year NBA career. Wilkins’ 24.8 career scoring average is good for 13th on the all-time charts.
Wilkins suited up for the Hawks for 12 of his 16 NBA seasons (1982-94), leading Atlanta to the postseason eight times. Wilkins became the third player in Hawks history to have his uniform number (#21) retired, joining Hawks legends Bob Pettit and Lou Hudson. He was a member of the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1983 and was named to seven All-NBA teams, nine consecutive All-Star squads and was a two-time winner of the NBA Slam Dunk Championship (1985 and 1990).
Wilkins is extremely active with several local and national charity endeavors and was inducted in to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame in 2011.