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College Park Skyhawks And Fifth Third Bank Announce Community-Focused Partnership

Two Teams Will Partner to Provide Meals on ‘Fifth Third Day’ on May 3

The College Park Skyhawks, the official NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, and Fifth Third Bank Georgia announced a partnership today that will focus on community programming, as well as include social media and in-venue elements. The newly-formed partnership marks the first banking partner in the history of the Skyhawks. For Fifth Third Bank, the Skyhawks are the only professional sports partner in Atlanta as well as their only partnership in the NBA G League. 

As part of the partnership, the Skyhawks and Fifth Third Bank will partner on May 3 – known within Fifth Third Bank as ‘Fifth Third Day’ – to provide meals to community neighbors during Fifth Third Bank’s companywide community celebration. Further, the Skyhawks will host Grove Park residents for a home game this season and will offer in-game experiences to them. The initiative supports Fifth Third Bank’s Empowering Black Futures Program which will invest $20 million in the Grove Park’s neighborhood revitalization efforts and provide unique opportunities for the residents to enjoy.

“When we can find partners that align with our values that include giving back to the community, we could not be happier,” said Janice Koon, Atlanta Hawks Vice President of NBA G League and 2K League Operations. “Fifth Third Bank shares a commitment with us to making positive change in our community and we are excited to get to work with them.”

Fifth Third Bank will also receive LED signage on the scorer’s table during all Skyhawks home games, in-venue signage at Gateway Center Arena, and a social media feature. The College Park Skyhawks will showcase the best five three-pointers made throughout each month on its social channels as part of the “Five Threes of the Month” feature. 

“We are proud to partner with the College Park Skyhawks,” said Randy Koporc, Regional President for Fifth Third Bank Georgia. “At our core, we are committed to strengthening the community, and this partnership with the Skyhawks to combat food insecurity, as well as further develop relationships with the Grove Park community, is exciting.”

The Skyhawks will begin a two-game series on Monday with the Westchester Knicks, with the conclusion of the series set for Wednesday. Both games are set for 7 p.m. ET. 



Home to the world’s most traveled airport in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and Georgia’s newest convention center, the Georgia International Convention Center, the city of College Park is the home of the Atlanta Hawks’ NBA G League affiliate, the College Park Skyhawks. The Skyhawks host games at the Gateway Center Arena at College Park, a 3500-seat multipurpose sports and entertainment venue, that is the premier event facility in south Atlanta. Owned and operated by the Atlanta Hawks, the Skyhawks ownership team also includes Grammy Award-winning recording artist, hip-hop superstar and College Park native 2 Chainz. Season-Ticket Memberships are on-sale now! Founding Members will experience exclusive benefits, such as VIP Member Events, discounts on Skyhawks merchandise, and a personal contact in the front office. To find out more, email info@cpskyhawks.com, visit www.cpskyhawks.com or call 404-878-3370. 


Fifth Third is a bank that’s as long on innovation as it is on history. Since 1858, we’ve been helping individuals, families, businesses and communities grow through smart financial services that improve lives. Our list of firsts is extensive, and it’s one that continues to expand as we explore the intersection of tech-driven innovation, dedicated people and focused community impact. Fifth Third is one of the few U.S.-based banks to have been named among Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies® for several years. With a commitment to taking care of our customers, employees, communities and shareholders, our goal is not only to be the nation’s highest performing regional bank, but to be the bank people most value and trust.

Fifth Third Bank, National Association is a federally chartered institution. Fifth Third Bancorp is the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank and its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Member FDIC.


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