Gateway Center Arena will host three Goodwill Mobile Donation opportunities toIncrease community donations supporting local workforce development opportunities

ATLANTA, GA – Goodwill of North Georgia – one of the largest retail operations & workforce training agencies in Georgia with a mission to put people to work – announces a multi-year partnership with the College Park Skyhawks to support community advancement efforts through donations that benefit workforce development and training opportunities.

The College Park Skyhawks are the official NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks. Gateway Center Arena @ College Park is a state-of-the-art 3,500-seat venue located in Metro Atlanta’s Southside.

As part of the strategic partnership, Gateway Center Arena will host three Goodwill Mobile Donation days for sports fans and community members to drop off their gently used items before they enjoy a Skyhawks game. Generous donors will also receive, as a thank you, tickets to a future Skyhawks game. Fans will also have the chance to learn more about Goodwill job training programs during the game at the mobile Goodwill career center inside the concourse. 

The three Goodwill Mobile Donation days at Gateway Center Arena are: Saturday, January 27; Saturday, February 10; and Sunday, March 3.

This partnership aims to leverage the Skyhawks fanbase as well as dedicated Goodwill guests to increase donations that enhance and grow local job and career training resources. This marks the first time Goodwill of North Georgia and the Skyhawks have partnered together and see this as a transformative opportunity to reinforce their commitment to the College Park community.

“Our partnership with the College Park Skyhawks is an important piece in our mission to empower communities through sustainable workforce development resources,” said Keith Parker, CEO of Goodwill of North Georgia. “By combining Goodwill’s commitment to job training and career opportunities with the Skyhawks’ dynamic presence and fanbase, we’re creating a unique synergy. This collaboration not only promotes the spirit of giving but also amplifies our impact in providing essential services and training to those in need.”

“The alliance with Goodwill of North Georgia is more than a partnership; it’s a powerful statement about our dedication to the communities we serve,” said Atlanta Hawks Vice President of NBA G League and 2K League Operations Janice Koon. “The Skyhawks are excited to offer Gateway Center Arena as a venue for Goodwill’s Mobile Donation Center, providing our fans and community members a convenient way to support local workforce development. We believe that together with Goodwill, we can make a significant, positive impact on the lives of many, reinforcing our shared vision of community development and economic empowerment.”

Goodwill of North Georgia has been working for decades to effectively identify the workforce needs of North Georgia communities and develop programs to train people across a wide range of skilled trades and career opportunities. Its 14 career centers are dedicated to providing no-cost job training, placement, case management, work support, paid internships, and opportunities to anyone in need. This includes several training programs for participants, like Customer Service, Environmental Services, Phlebotomy, Welding, Youth Employment Services, Highway Construction, and much more. Additionally, the organization remains the number one Goodwill in the country for both connecting people with jobs and serving African American career seekers.

To learn more about Goodwill of North Georgia’s career services and job training programs, please visit


About Goodwill of North Georgia

Goodwill of North Georgia serves a 45-county territory with 100+ stores and donation centers. The organization also operates 14 career centers to support job training and placement services offered free of charge to tens of thousands of North Georgia job seekers. In fiscal year 2023, Goodwill of North Georgia was recognized as the number one Goodwill in the nation when it comes to people employed, helping more than 22,000 North Georgians get connected with jobs. Through the career centers and training programs, Goodwill serves veterans, people with disabilities, youth, single parents, the under-employed, people with criminal backgrounds, and anyone else looking for work. To learn more about Goodwill of North Georgia’s career services and job training programs, please visit

About College Park Skyhawks

Home to the world’s most traveled airport in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and Georgia’s newest convention center, the Georgia International Convention Center, the city of College Park is the home of the Atlanta Hawks’ NBA G League affiliate, the College Park Skyhawks. The Skyhawks host games at the Gateway Center Arena at College Park, a 3500-seat multipurpose sports and entertainment venue, that is the premier event facility in south Atlanta. Owned and operated by the Atlanta Hawks, the Skyhawks ownership team also includes Grammy Award-winning recording artist, hip-hop superstar and College Park native 2 Chainz. Season-Ticket Memberships are on-sale now! Founding Members will experience exclusive benefits, such as VIP Member Events, discounts on Skyhawks merchandise, and a personal contact in the front office. To find out more, email, visit or call 404-878-3370. 

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