Typically done as a luncheon event to raise money for the Mavs Foundation, the Tipoff Broadcast will allow fans to hear directly from Mavs players, Coach Rick Carlisle and Owner Mark Cuban from the comfort and safety of their homes on life on and off the court, insights and expectations for the new season and basketball during a global pandemic.
During the show, the Mavs Foundation Auction will open online for any fan to bid and contribute to the Foundation’s mission to support women, families and children in North Texas. Items in the online auction include a virtual locker room tour with GM Donnie Nelson, autographed items and jerseys signed by Mavs players as well as a virtual meet and greet with Mavs Legends like Shawn Marion, Rolando Blackman, Jason Terry and Ced Ceballos.
This year’s Tipoff Broadcast is presented by Mavs official partner and leading US consumer fintech company, Chime, with special segments of the program sponsored by Jim Ross Law Group, Kroger, Lexus, Smith Thompson Home Security, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Fans can tune in to the Tipoff Broadcast at 6:00 p.m. CST on FOX Sports Southwest on Wednesday, December 30.
The Mavs Foundation online auction is sponsored by Morgan Stanley and will be open for bids at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday through 9:00 p.m. on January 1. Fans can view items and bid on the auction at Mavs.com/Auction.
ABOUT MAVS FOUNDATION: Over the past 24 years, the Mavs Foundation has provided grant funding totaling more than $6 million dollars to nonprofit organizations serving women, children and families in need. In addition to grants, the Mavs Foundation has built 44 safe Learn & Play spaces throughout the North Texas community, including 26 basketball courts and 18 Reading & Learning Centers. These spaces are designed to encourage healthy living and provide a safe place for children and residents, as well as expand learning opportunities and access to technology to support youth education programs, teen and adults job-skill training and other critical programs. Learn more at MavsFoundation.com.