Atlanta Hawks’ Damien Wilkins Gives Fans a Treat During NBA Lockout with Monster Slam Exhibition Game to Support the Boys & Girls Club of America - Tickets on Sale Now

Damien Wilkins and his NBA friends will hoop it up on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Monster Slam Exhibition Game at Clark Atlanta University.

Atlanta, GA, October 26, 2011 --( The two-fold goal of this fast paced pick up style game is to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of America, an organization that had a life changing impact on Wilkins, while giving Atlanta fans a much needed dose of professional basketball during the lockout.

Wilkins is working to ensure that the action packed Monster Slam will include many extra treats for the fans like a halftime performance by Ludacris’ R&B group “Untitled,” contests and giveaways. Wilkins is motivated by the same circumstances as other players who have organized games during the lockout, to give their colleagues an outlet and entertain the fans during the ongoing lockout. Participants of the local Boys & Girls Club will attend as Wilkins’ special guests. “As alum of the program, I have been active in raising awareness and funds for an organization that I know firsthand changes lives. Wilkins further adds “I work out with these guys every day and we are excited to get in a real game situation so it became a no brainer.”

Participating players include Anthony Morrow (Nets), Chris Wilcox (Pistons), Derrick Favors (Jazz), James Harden (Thunder), Jarrett Jack (Hornets), Jeff Green (Celtics), Jeff Teague (Hawks), Joe Johnson (Hawks), Jonny Flynn (Rockets), Jordan Crawford (Wizards), Josh Smith (Hawks), Lou Williams (76er’s), Mike Beasley (Timberwolves), Rudy Gay (Grizzlies), Shannon Brown (Lakers), Trey Thompkins (Clippers) and more to be announced.

Tickets available now for purchase at or the day of the game at the Clark Atlanta box office.

About Damien Wilkins: The eight year NBA vet currently with the Atlanta Hawks has also played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Seattle Supersonics/Oklahoma Thunder. His scrappy “play to win” mindset has been a key factor in the success of his career, and his team spirit make him a favorite among his NBA colleagues. The loving father of three is an advocate for children’s causes, motivational speaker and budding thespian.

About the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta: For more than 70 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. BGCMA enriches the lives of girls and boys that other youth agencies fail to reach. BGCMA is dedicated to ensuring that our community’s young people, who are most in need of our help, have greater access to quality programs and services that provide promise, hope and opportunities to ensure that they may become productive adults.

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