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Couple who met at Atlanta Hawks Tinder Evening can have their wedding ceremony paid for and hosted by the group

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Couple who met at Atlanta Hawks Tinder Evening can have their wedding ceremony paid for and hosted by the group

The Atlanta Hawks Tinder Evening has paid its first dividend – a match that may end in a wedding.

Ben McCleskey and Avery Armstrong, who had their first date on the group’s “Swipe Proper Evening” in 2015 are getting married on March three and the Hawks are usually not solely caring for the invoice, however are internet hosting the celebration.

“Not in my wildest goals did I believe this could occur,” stated Atlanta Hawks chief government officer Steve Koonin. It was Koonin who, on the group’s subsequent Tinder Evening in 2016, was up to date on the couple’s standing and stated ought to the 2 determine to seal the deal, it could be on the Hawks.

On Nov. 19, McCleskey popped the query and Armstrong stated sure. The 2 bought in contact with the group and the March date, in between two Hawks dwelling video games, was set.

The 2 will get married at middle court docket at Phillips Enviornment in entrance of greater than 200 friends, who will social gathering within the area’s new courtside membership.

Hawks sponsor David’s Bridal has offered a marriage gown to Armstrong, her flower lady, mom and 11 bridesmaids.

“I all the time joked with my buddies that I might get married on the 50-yard line of the Georgia Dome,” stated McCleskey, a Hawks fan since he was 12, when he moved to the metro Atlanta space. “Now that that is not in use any extra, that is just about the equal.”

Stated Koonin: “It is fairly cool to see life come full circle in such a novel approach.”

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