ILLAWARRA continue to break new ground when it comes to growing the game in indigenous communities, with confirmation the Hawks will host the AIB All-Stars at the Snakepit next month.
The September 7 clash will be the first time an NBL side has played against the Indigenous All-Stars, who'll be led by former Hawks and AIB president Tyson Demos.
Demos, along with current Hawks coach Matt Flinn, were the driving force behind the club's hugely successful Indigenous Round held against Sydney in December last year.
It received worldwide exposure, with San Antonio star Patty Mills wearing the Hawks jersey and promoting it heavily on his social media channels.
It will be expanded into a league-wide round during the upcoming season. Tickets are available from the Hawks website.