Atlanta pro teams "doing good" off the field

Jennifer Brett from the Atlanta Journal-Constituion takes a quick look at the various charitable foundations and activities of the city’s major sports teams – Braves, Hawks, Falcons, and Thrashers. You can find the full article at and an excerpt below.

August 3, 2009


The Braves, Hawks, Falcons and Thrashers are all philanthropic power players. In addition to official team foundations, many players operate their own charitable endeavors.

“It’s probably not the best time to start a nonprofit, but God will make things happen,” Braves pitcher Tim Hudson, who with his wife, Kim, just launched the Hudson Family Foundation to aid children’s charities, said recently.

The Atlanta Braves Foundation, started in 1992, raises nearly $3 million a year for charity through events like the Diamond Gala, held early this year at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead. (the article continues at