The Atlanta Hawks have committed their arena as an early voting site for Georgia's upcoming elections. The basketball team has also challenged other NBA teams to become civically involved ahead of the November election. In a press conference Monday, leadership from the Hawks and Fulton County, where the team is based, announced that hundreds of State Farm Arena staff will be trained as volunteer poll workers, parking around the area will be free for voters and several team-controlled billboards will push "get out the vote" messages beginning in July. "We aim to be a community asset, and in order to fulfill that goal, we need to be more than just a basketball team," Hawks CEO Steve Koonin said. "We'll utilize our arena for all aspects of voting."...
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Atlanta Hawks Arena To Host Voting Site, Team Challenges Rest Of NBA To Follow