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Couple who met at Atlanta Hawks Tinder Night will have wedding paid for and hosted by the team

The Atlanta Hawks Tinder Night has paid its first dividend — a match that will lead to a wedding.

Ben McCleskey and Avery Armstrong, who had their first date at the team’s “Swipe Right Night” in 2015, are getting married on March three, and the Hawks should not solely taking good care of the invoice, however are internet hosting the celebration.

“Not in my wildest dreams did I think this would happen,” Hawks chief government officer Steve Koonin mentioned.

It was Koonin who, on the team’s subsequent Tinder Night in 2016, was up to date on the couple’s standing and mentioned ought to the two determine to seal the deal, it will be on the Hawks.

On Nov. 19, McCleskey popped the query and Armstrong mentioned sure. The two acquired in contact with the team, and the March date, in between two Hawks dwelling video games, was set.

The two will get married at middle court docket at Philips Arena in entrance of greater than 200 visitors, who will get together in the enviornment’s new courtside membership.

Hawks sponsor David’s Bridal has offered a wedding costume for Armstrong, in addition to clothes for her flower woman, mom and 11 bridesmaids.

“I always joked with my buddies that I would get married at the 50-yard line of the Georgia Dome,” mentioned McCleskey, a Hawks fan since he was 12, when he moved to the metro Atlanta space. “Now that that’s not in use any more, this is pretty much the equivalent.”

Said Koonin: “It’s pretty cool to see life come full circle in such a unique way.”

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