First annual celebration tips off July 28th & July 30th with HBCU and a Divine Nine-focused games and an exclusive Dream x LegacyHistoryPride (LHP) retail collaboration.
ATLANTA, Ga. (July 21, 2022) – The Atlanta Dream announced today the first annual HBCU Night partnership commencing with the Dream’s HBCU + Divine Nine Weekend, taking place during two home games against the Minnesota Lynx (HBCU Night) presented by Georgia Lottery on July 28 and the Dallas Wings (Divine Nine Game Theme) on July 30 presented by Microsoft.
As a part of a partnership with the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance, $5 from each ticket purchased from fundraising ticket experiences for these two games will go towards scholarships for metro Atlanta students. Proceeds for the July 28 game will go to the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance Scholarship Fund, and funds from the July 30 game will go to the NPHC Greater Atlanta Scholarship Program.
The Dream and the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance have also teamed up to award two HBCU Dream Scholarships, recognizing local female athletes who have exhibited athletic excellence on the court and in the classroom, including leadership, teamwork, dedication, resilience and confidence.
To celebrate HBCU Night on July 28, the Dream and LegacyHistoryPride (LHP) are launching an exclusive and limited retail capsule sold only at Gateway Center Arena. LHP showcases lifestyle and classic vintage clothing for Historically Black Colleges and Universities to help raise awareness and strengthen the pride of the HBCU community. The Dream x LHP collaboration will feature a hoodie, shorts, and a bucket cap.
Fans will enjoy exciting entertainment around both games including the ATL Drum Academy performing during the July 28th halftime show with fun surprises, and a special performance by the Delta Sigma Theta sorority on July 30th to celebrate Divine Nine.
Other weekend activities on the concourse include the “44th and 3rd” Bookseller, a family-owned, multicultural book and culture shop, showcasing books from black authors during both games, as well as photo booths, trading card giveaway and on-court contests.
The first 100 fans attending the July 28 game will also receive a special Atlanta Dream t-shirt designed by King Pop.
About Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance
The Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance serves to advocate for HBCU Alumni Associations by supporting the mission of HBCUs through scholarship fundraising, alumni reclamation and student recruitment in addition to aligning with the National HBCU Alumni Alliances by supporting and participating in programs that promote higher education, encourage healthy living, and fighting hunger.
LegacyHistoryPride (LHP) was founded by Tahir Murray during his junior year at Howard University. As a third-generation apparel entrepreneur and 2021 graduate, Tahir is on a mission to re-energize the passion for HBCUs. LHP showcases lifestyle and classic vintage clothing for Historically Black Colleges and Universities with the intention of striving to awaken and strengthen the pride of the HBCU community. With every LegacyHistoryPride sale, a portion of the proceeds specifically benefit Black Colleges through their licensing agreements and strategic partners toward the growth of scholarship opportunities.
For more information on LegacyHistoryPride go to www.ShopLHP.com or visit all major social media channels @shoplhp.
For more information about Tahir “Mr. Legacy” Murray visit www.TahirMurray.com.
About the Atlanta Dream
The Atlanta Dream is a professional women’s basketball team based in Atlanta, Ga. that strives to build a place where our team, our fans and our city come together to represent the community we seek to serve. We enter our 15th year in 2022 with new ownership, new leadership, and a commitment to building the best franchise in the WNBA. We celebrate diversity, represent Atlanta, reward innovation and imagination, and aim to empower women both on and off the court. The team currently plays home games at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park and has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its first 14 seasons. To learn more about the Dream and purchase 2022 season tickets, mini plans and single game tickets, please visit www.dreamelitemembership.com or call 877-977-7729.