Atlanta Dream Co-Owner and Vice President Renee Montgomery Becomes First of 12 Community Members Honored
ATLANTA – Nov. 4, 2021 – Prior to Thursday night’s Atlanta Hawks game, during which the team will debut its 2021-22 NIKE NBA City Edition Uniforms and corresponding court at State Farm Arena, the Hawks launched the ‘Forever 404 Honors presented by Sharecare.’ Throughout this season, the Hawks will play in 12 ‘Forever 404’ nights and in association with each game, the Hawks and Sharecare, the team’s official jersey patch partner, will recognize 12 local community members who are committed to serving Atlanta and embody a unique combination of cause, culture and community.
On Thursday afternoon, the Hawks and Sharecare honored Atlanta Dream part owner and Vice President and Bally Sports South’s HAWKS LIVE analyst Renee Montgomery as the first recipient of the ‘Forever 404 Honors presented by Sharecare.’
“To be ‘Forever 404’ means to be fully committed to serving and creating a lasting impact amongst those in need in our city,” said Hawks’ Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility Andrea Carter. “We know that Renee Montgomery has continued to go above and beyond for the Atlanta community through the Renee Montgomery Foundation. We are proud to have an opportunity recognize her and contribute to her efforts in the city of Atlanta.”
The two-time WNBA champion, Renee Montgomery, continues to serve the community of Atlanta primarily by focusing on social justice reform efforts. In 2019, she began the Renee Montgomery Foundation to promote love, positivity, and equality to all. Most notably, she retired from the WNBA in 2021 after forgoing the 2020 season to focus on social justice reform and advocacy.
“Let’s go Forever 404! I am so humbled to be the first to receive this award, and I want to send a heartfelt thank you to the Atlanta Hawks and Sharecare for recognizing the work that is being done right here in (the 404) our own community,” said Montgomery. “To be noticed and then actually be awarded this distinction by members from my sports profession is motivating and I pledge to continue to contribute to and uplift the Atlanta Hawks, the Atlanta Dream, and the city of Atlanta. Again, thank you!”
In addition to the recognition, each honoree will receive a donation to an organization of their choosing on behalf of Sharecare, four tickets to a Hawks game and a custom-framed Hawks 2021-22 NIKE NBA City Edition jersey.
“Efforts like those led by our ‘Forever 404’ honorees are what make us proud of the legacy and future of Georgia,” said Dawn Whaley, president and chief marketing officer of Sharecare. “These incredible leaders exemplify Sharecare’s mantra that we are ‘all together better,’ and with their fierce dedication to sharing care with those in our communities, they not only forge a brighter future for Georgia, but also inspire us all in this important pursuit.”
In 2017, the Hawks and Sharecare began a multiyear partnership, united by a shared vision for improving health and well-being across Georgia communities. Known as the Sharecare Movement, the collaboration between the Hawks and Sharecare continues to rally people and organizations statewide around community well-being, including social and philanthropic efforts to advance it for all in Georgia.
Learn more about the Hawks’ Forever 404 Honorees by visiting: Hawks.com/Forever.
About the Atlanta Hawks
Committed to entertaining and uniting the city of Atlanta since 1968, the Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena, under the leadership of Principal Owners Tony Ressler and Jami Gertz, continue to build bridges through basketball by following its True to Atlanta mantra. On the court, the Hawks’ exciting young core is led by All-Star point guard Trae Young as the organization received the NBA’s top ranking in overall in-game experience for the last two seasons. Off the court, the Hawks organization focuses on positively impacting the lives of Atlantans through providing access to youth basketball, fighting food insecurity, and the recent transformation of State Farm Arena into Georgia’s largest-ever voting precinct for the 2020 elections. The Hawks family also includes the College Park Skyhawks (NBA G League) and Hawks Talon Gaming Club (NBA 2K League). Atlanta Hawks Membership, which includes your seat for every home game for the 2020-21 regular season, is on sale now at www.hawks.com/membership or by calling 866-715-1500. For more information on the Hawks, log on to www.hawks.com or follow us on social media @ATLHawks.
Sharecare is the leading digital health company that helps people – no matter where they are in their health journey – unify and manage all their health in one place. Our comprehensive and data-driven virtual health platform is designed to help people, providers, employers, health plans, government organizations, and communities optimize individual and population-wide well-being by driving positive behavior change. Driven by our philosophy that we are all together better, at Sharecare, we are committed to supporting each individual through the lens of their personal health and making high-quality care more accessible and affordable for everyone. To learn more, visit www.sharecare.com.