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Dallas North Tollway closures to impact traffic for Saturday’s Mavs game

The destruction of LBJ’s old main lanes is causing both directions of the DNT to be reduced to one lane for the majority of this weekend.

The stretch which will be affected is from Spring Valley Road to Harvest Hill Road. Harvest Hill is located just south of LBJ. The work will also affect the interchanges between LBJ and the DNT.

All southbound tollway lanes will be closed from Friday night to midday Saturday. Only one lane will be getting by for the rest of the weekend, except for a nine-hour window Sunday when all southbound lanes are open.

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Mavs Guard Gal Mekel to Host Basketball Clinic for kids at The J

The Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas (The J) is part of an extended family, a home away from home − providing programs and services for all ages and stages of life.

Within its walls or around the world, The J’s members gather together to meet, play, learn, celebrate, and be part of the community.

Everyone, regardless of age, race, religious affiliation, or any other protected status, is welcome. The Aaron Family Jewish Community Center is located at 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas. For more information, please visit www.jccdallas.org or call (214) 739-2737.

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Buy One Get One Free offer

Offer available for fans that contribute to the Annual Mavs Winter Warm-Up Clothing & Blanket Drive

DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks are offering Mavs fans a Buy One, Get One FREE ticket offer good for the Mavs vs. Memphis Grizzlies game on Wednesday, Dec. 18th and the Mavs vs Toronto Raptors game on Friday, Dec. 20th.

This offer is available to fans that support the 2013 Mavs Winter Warm-Up Clothing & Blanket Drive. Mavs fans can take advantage of this offer by dropping off new or gently used Coats, Blankets, Scarves, Beanies, Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, Gloves or Packs of NEW Socks at the American Airlines Center North Box Office between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 12th and Friday, December 13th.

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Mavs Players To Hand Out Turkeys To Families In Need

Dallas – On Tuesday, Nov. 26th from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Mavs players DeJuan Blair, Jae Crowder and Bernard James, along with Albertsons, will hand out 150 turkeys that have been generously purchased by Blair, plus sides to families in need at Buckner Children’s Home (5200 S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas, TX 75227). This event is not open to the public, but media is invited to attend.

“I’m honored to be able to help these families have a wonderful meal on Thanksgiving,” said Mavs Center/Forward DeJuan Blair. “I wanted to do something to give back to my new community and it means a great deal to me to know these families will not have to worry about what food will be on their table and can just enjoy the holiday.”

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Drive to End Hunger

AARP Foundation Teams Up with Dallas Mavericks to Fight Older Adult Hunger in Texas

“Drive to End Hunger” Meal Packing Event at American Airlines Center to Yield 100,000 Meals for North Texas Food Bank; Foundation to Present $65,000 check to food bank at Mavericks vs. Grizzlies game

Dallas, TX – AARP Foundation, the Dallas Mavericks and the North Texas Food Bank are teaming up for a “full court press” on the fight against older adult hunger in Texas. The organizations are hosting a Drive to End Hunger meal packing event, Friday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at American Airlines Center where 200 volunteers will sort and pack 100,000 meals to feed older adults in Texas.

All meals will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank, which serves 13 counties in the greater Dallas area. According to a report by AARP Foundation, one in 10 Texans age 50 and older face the threat of hunger.

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Wayne Ellington Tips Off Academic All-Stars

Mavs guard Wayne Ellington visited with students at Raul Quintanilla Sr. Middle School in DISD to tipoff the Mavs Academic All-Stars program, presented by Flowserve, which recognizes elementary and middle school students for either their exceptional grades in the classroom or for making significant improvements from one grading period to the next.

Ellington spoke to the kids about the importance of getting an education, having good attendance in school, reading at home and completing their homework. He shared a story about how he had to make sure he got top grades in order to get into a competitive private school and explained how his success in school advanced his opportunities to play basketball.

30 deserving students from the Metroplex will be selected as Academic All-Stars, win Mavs prizes and get recognized on-court during a Mavs home game!

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