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Monday, December 19, 2011 - 10:18am

Atlanta Hawks Donate Driver Tolls

Updated: 3 years ago.
The team said in a statement it will pay the 50-cent tolls from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday to promote the return of NBA basketball after a labor agreement was reached, ending a lockout.

The Atlanta Hawks plan to cover the tolls drivers normally pay on Georgia 400 during Tuesday morning's rush hour.

The team said in a statement it will pay the 50-cent tolls from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday to promote the return of NBA basketball after a labor agreement was reached, ending a lockout.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/s5h9lf) that former Hawk Dominique Wilkins and mascot Harry the Hawk and the Hawks cheerleaders will be at the toll plaza Tuesday morning.

The Hawks start their home schedule with a preseason game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Dec. 22. The regular season begins at home on Dec. 28 against the Washington Wizards.

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