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Atlanta Dream Partners with Final Four Teams in Community Service

April 3, 2013 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Atlanta Dream

ATLANTA, April 3, 2013 - The Atlanta Dream announced Wednesday that it will partner with the University of Louisville, the University of Michigan, Syracuse University and Wichita State University in a cooperative community service project in Atlanta during the Men's Final Four. Representatives of the Dream and the four universities, aided by Hands On Atlanta, will be working with Lift Up Atlanta - an organization that helps the homeless and feeds the hungry.

Volunteers will work from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, helping sort and package clothing and supplies that will later be distributed by Lift Up Atlanta to homeless families in Atlanta. Busses will shuttle the volunteers to the job site at Medlock Commons Self Storage in Norcross.

The project was conceived by representatives of the University of Louisville, which is the alma mater of Dream star Angel McCoughtry. The volunteers from Louisville will be wearing Dream t-shirts with McCoughtry's name and number at the event. Representatives from the other three schools were notified of the event, and were all quick to volunteer their services as well.

More information on Hands On Atlanta and Lift Up Atlanta can be found at www.handsonatlanta.org and www.liftupatlanta.org, respectively.

The two-time Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream will tip off its sixth season in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) on May 25 at Philips Arena. The Dream qualified for the playoffs in each of the past four seasons, including back-to-back conference titles in 2010 and 2011. Season tickets for the 2013 season are now available and can be purchased by calling (877) 977-7729 or visiting www.AtlantaDream.net. The complete 2013 schedule can be found at www.wnba.com/dream/schedule.

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