Hawks keeping promise to pay for ‘Swipe Right Night’ couple’s wedding

Ben McCleskey, 21, and Avery Armstrong, 23, started dating after the first Hawks Tinder night.  PHOTO BY HELENA OLIVIERO

Hawks CEO Steve Koonin is keeping his promise to pay for - and host - the wedding of Ben McCleskey and Avery Armstrong, a couple who started dating after the NBA team's first "Swipe Right Night" in 2015.

Last March, The AJC connected with Ben, Avery, and Koonin at “Swipe Right Night 2.0” after the couple was selected to sit in Harry's Love Nest. That’s when Koonin made the promise to the couple who already had one thing in common: a love for the Atlanta Hawks.

“My treat,” he said.

Response from Koonin:

🤗❤️️🎉‼️ https://t.co/oSMCNVC5zd— Avery Armstrong (@averylarmstrong) July 11, 2017

No word yet on date and venue. 

Here is video from the Tinder night:

Hawks CEO Steve Koonin discusses the team's Tinder Night at Philips Arena.

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