How to play in Hawks star Bazemore’s Uno tournament

Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore will be hosting an UNO tournament at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History Sunday.

So why Uno?

Sure, Uno is a fun, colorful card game enjoyed by kids everywhere. But it’s also a game of choice for many Atlanta Hawks players.

“Uno,” forward Kent Bazemore said in a New York Times piece earlier this year, “is always a thrill.”

Uno has become a way for Hawks player to pass time on plane rides. The game provides an opportunity for the team to bond and of course be fiercely competitive with a deck of cards. On Sunday, the Uno charity tournament will be one of three fundraisers for Bazemore’s ARMS Foundation this week. Other events include hosting a golf tournament on Monday at the Druid Hills Golf Club. (More information can be found at www.armsfoundation.org).

Spectator tickets cost $25 and tickets to participate in the charity tournament start at $125. Go to www.armsfoundation.org to purchase tickets which are still available. The games begin at 7 p.m. at Fernbank Museum (767 Clifton Road NE Atlanta).

“I’m so excited to be hosting these events in Atlanta with my Foundation and in partnership with the Hawks,” Bazemore said in an Atlanta Hawks press release. “ARMS Foundation is very special to me and my family, and it’s a blessing to be in a position to have an impact in places and for people that have given so much love and support to me.”

Beneficiaries of the charity events include Bellwood Boys & Girls Club in Atlanta, Bertie YMCA in Bazemore’s hometown of Bertie, NC and 1st Tee of Hampton Roads Up Center (where Bazemore attended college at Old Dominion University).

AJC’s Atlanta Hawks beat writer, Chris Vivlamore, is participating in the tournament. Check back at AJC.com to read about his experience.

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