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Dallas Mavericks COVID-19 Support: TOTAL = $1,955,838 (as of 5/1/20)
Support of Part-Time & Hourly Workers
- It was of utmost importance to Dallas Mavericks management and ownership that we do what we could to minimize the adverse financial impact that will be felt by staff who would otherwise be working our games at American Airlines Center.
- Mark Cuban and Dallas Mavericks leadership were first in the NBA to commit to supporting hourly arena workers after the NBA announced the suspension of play. In partnership with American Airlines Center leadership, the more than 800 scheduled event staff received payment for the seven home games that were to take place during the NBA hiatus. Learn more here.
- Since then franchises, ownership and players across major sports leagues including the NBA, MLB and NHL, have followed suit to support those workers acutely impacted by the suspension of play across sports.
Public Services Announcements to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
- Hand Sanitizer & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations
- Totaling over $800,000 in donations the Mavericks provided PPE items to Dallas county first responders, hospitals, new testing sites and local businesses reopening. Items included: Hand sanitizer, Mavericks reusable masks, medical grade disposable masks, gloves and isolation gowns.
- Coach Rick Carlisle and several players teamed up with the City of Dallas and the NBA to create and share safety and stay-at-home information with their fans:
Funding to Nonprofits to Support those Affected by COVID-19
- On May 1st, the Dallas Mavericks and the Mavs Foundation awarded a second round of funding in the amount of $150,000 to support the local community and nonprofits affected by COVID-19. Focus areas for funding included: meals/food, childcare for essential workers, mental health services, education, child abuse/domestic violence and support for low income populations/unemployment. Learn more here.
Local nonprofits receiving donations included: Visiting Nurse Association of Tarrant County, North Texas Food Bank, YMCA of Metro Dallas, ChildCare Group, Communities in Schools, Uplift Education, Dallas CASA, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Community Partners of Dallas, Safehaven of Tarrant County, Genesis Women’s Shelter, For Oak Cliff and North Dallas Shared Ministries.
- In efforts to support the local community and nonprofits across North Texas affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, the Dallas Maverick’s Mavs Foundation contributed $110,000 to nonprofits supporting vulnerable populations like senior citizens, those who need access to food, and basic necessities for those left out of work and unable to provide for their families.
- North Texas area nonprofits receiving donations from the Mavs Foundation included: North Texas Food Bank, VNA Texas Meals on Wheels, Minnie’s Food Pantry, Community Food Bank of Fort Worth, Hunger Busters, Senior Source, CitySquare, Hope Supply Co. and Communities Foundation of Texas North Texas Community Response Fund.
- Maxi Kleber made a $20,000 donation to CitySquare to provide meals to kids missing school.
- The Mavs also made a donation of $10,000 in Kroger gift cards to students and families in need of food from Dallas ISD.
- In efforts to support the local community and nonprofits across North Texas affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, the Dallas Maverick’s Mavs Foundation contributed $110,000 to nonprofits supporting vulnerable populations like senior citizens, those who need access to food, and basic necessities for those left out of work and unable to provide for their families. Learn more here.
Support for Local Business
- As part of their commitment to supporting local and small business in DFW, Mark Cuban Companies announced an employee reimbursement program, encouraging staff to purchase meals from local and independent establishments (restaurants and coffee shops) and, in turn, reimbursing staff for those expenses. The program also reimbursed meal costs from local restaurants for nonprofit partners feeding their volunteers and staff. Putting nearly $100,000 back into local restaurants and coffee shops in DFW. Learn more here.
Education & At-Home Learning Assistance
- Launch of the Mavs Learning Assist website, full of helpful resources, online lessons and fitness activities that families can do safely from your own home. For more info go to: Mavs.com/LearningAssist.
Funding to Support Childcare for Essential Workers
- Mark Cuban, Mavs players Luka Dončić and Dwight Powell, and the Mavs Foundation committed $500,000 to UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital to support childcare costs for medical and support staff who don’t have the option of working from home. Learn more here.
- Mavs Coaching Staff also donated to Texas Health Resources Foundation to support childcare costs for Texas Health Hospitals front-line healthcare workers.
Hand Sanitizer & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations
- The Mavericks donated $188,000 worth of 2 oz. and .33 oz hand sanitizers to nonprofits serving the community, Dallas Police, Dallas Sheriff’s office and other community organizations.
- The Mavericks also delivered Mavs scrubs and bandanas to Texas Health Hospitals to support frontline healthcare workers.
Meals for Front-Line Healthcare Workers & First Responders
- As part of “Feeding the Fight”, 4,830 meals were donated by Mark Cuban, CEO Cynt Marshall, Head Coach Rick Carlisle, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwight Powell, Seth Curry, Kristaps Porzingis, Justin Jackson, Luka Dončić, Tim Haraway Jr., Maxi Kleber, Dorian Finney-Smith, Courtney Lee, Jalen Brunson, Boban Marjanović and the Mavs Foundation.
- The group donated meals from local independent restaurants for healthcare workers and first responders at Parkland Hospital, the City of Dallas’ Emergency Operations Center at City Hall and the Ellis Field House COVID-19 Testing Site.
- Throughout April and May, the Mavs teamed up with local restaurants, Rosewood Ranches and the Caroline Rose Hunt Family Team to feed more than 11,000 medical workers and first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight in Dallas.
- The meals were prepared by local chefs at well-known Dallas restaurants like Pecan Lodge, Nick & Sam’s and Off the Bone BBQ with all entrées including a cut of premium Texas Wagyu Beef, donated by Rosewood Ranches, along with side dishes donated by the Mavs Foundation and the restaurants. Learn more here.