17 Days Until the Atlanta Hawks’ Season

Sunday, October 13, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson

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We are counting down the days until the Hawks’ season-opener in Dallas by giving you 50 things to be excited about this year. With 17 days left, today’s reason is…

Hawks Cheerleaders

With another Hawks season comes another season of our lovely Hawks Cheer team!

There are 28 ladies on this year’s roster, 15 of whom are new.  Each of them, including the 13 veterans, went through a grueling week-long audition process in June in which hundreds of ladies tried out for the team.  After the team was announced the ladies didn’t have much time to rest, as practice began even before the Hawks opened camp.  They’ve been at work all summer getting ready to cheer on the Hawks and perform in front of you!  You may not know this, but they also make dozens of appearances at community events and assist with the A-Town dance team and the Hawks Junior Cheerleaders.

Let’s also not forget that most are also in school or have other jobs.  All in all, it’s a lot of work and a lot of hours, and we appreciate what they do.

Click here to visit the Hawks Cheerleaders’ website to learn more about them.  The team recently returned from Cancun, Mexico, where they were shooting the always-popular swimsuit calendar.  We’ll have photos up on their site in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back!

We also want your input. What are you most excited about this upcoming season.  Leave a comment below to let us know, and we may feature your idea in our countdown!

Day 50 – New Faces
Day 49 – First Pelicans Visit
Day 48 – Hawks Social Media
Day 47 – Dennis Schröder
Day 46 – Celebrities at Philips Arena
Day 45 – All-Star Game
Day 44 – Hawks Footwear
Day 43 – Sky Hawk and the Sky Squad
Day 42 – Bakersfield Jam
Day 41 – John Jenkins & Mike Scott
Day 40 – SkyView Atlanta
Day 39 – Drew and Pachulia’s Return
Day 38 – Junior Cheerleaders
Day 37 – Production Day
Day 36 – Hawks Intro Video
Day 35 – Overtime Games
Day 34 – Fan Experiences
Day 33 – Learning Foreign Languages
Day 32 – Gustavo Ayón
Day 31 – Open Practice
Day 30 – Live Streaming/Hawks.com
Day 29 – Ryan Cameron
Day 28 – Bob Rathbun & Dominique Wilkins
Day 27 – Paul Millsap
Day 26 – Hawks Shop
Day 25 – Players On Twitter
Day 24 – Kiss Cam
Day 23 – Hawks 6th Man
Day 22 – Harry The Hawk
Day 21 – Junior Cheerleaders
Day 20 – Hawks In Transition
Day 19 – Crazy Half-Court Shots at Halftime
Day 18 – DeMarre Carroll

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE/Getty Images

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