Black History Month Challenge

Celebrate Black History Month with the Dallas Mavericks, BNSF Railway and American Airlines!

Harriet Tubman once said: “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” In honor of Black History Month, the Dallas Mavericks and BNSF Railway in association with American Airlines are excited to announce our 8th annual Black History Month Challenge which offers DFW Metroplex students the chance to win the field trip of a lifetime!

The contest is open to seventh through twelfth grade students within a 75 mile radius of the American Airlines Center.

Up to five (5) winners, along with one (1) parent/legal guardian for each winner, and adult chaperones from the Dallas Mavericks will fly to Memphis, TN on Friday, February 5, 2016 for an exciting two (2) day / two (2) night trip to visit the National Civil Rights Museum, other historic sites and watch your Dallas Mavericks take on the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum.

To enter, please review the Black History Month Challenge Official Rules. Your entry must include:
1. The Black History Month Challenge submission form.
2. An essay of 500 words or fewer answering the prompt: “I Have A Dream: How Black History Inspires Me.”
3. A completed Student Information/Release and Authorization Form.

Click here to download the Submission Form and Student Information/Release and Authorization Form!
Click here to download the Black History Month Challenge Official Rules!

All entries must be received by the Dallas Mavericks no later than 5:00 pm CT on Monday, January 18, 2016. Postmarked entries will not be accepted. Winners will be notified on or before Monday, January 25, 2016, 7:00 CT and at that time, be given specific traveling instructions and trip details.

Winners will also be invited to attend the Mavericks home game on both Friday, January 29, 2016 to learn more about the upcoming trip and on Sunday, February 21, 2016 where they will be recognized at halftime. All essays submitted become the property of the Dallas Mavericks and will not be returned to entrants.

About BNSF Railway
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states, and also operates in three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF’s shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced, and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. You can learn more about BNSF at