WHO: After a record-breaking fifth annual Mavs Ball last year, the Mavs Foundation is back again to celebrate and raise funds for area children, women and families at the sixth annual Mavs Ball, this Saturday, May 8, 2021.

A special thanks to our friends at AT&T for presenting the sixth annual Mavs Ball, along with Sprite for serving as a partner for the special entertainment and after-party celebration.

The Mavs Foundation raised $1.1 million at the event last year, which allowed the organization to pump all the proceeds right back into the North Texas community.

Over the last year, Mavs leadership, players and sponsors rallied together to donate $8 million to COVID-19 relief, along with providing monetary assistance and resources to help rebuild Dallas after the winter storm that rocked the area. The organization also provided grants and funds to assist area nonprofits, renovated two basketball courts, donated two reading and learning centers for youth and adults, plus contributed time and resources for countless other community initiatives.

The sixth annual Mavs Ball: House Party Edition will be a virtual event, but still full of all the glitz, glamour and excitement like previous years. The entire Dallas Mavericks team, plus owner Mark Cuban, head coach Rick Carlisle and CEO Cynt Marshall will be on hand. The unique experience will take place from the comfort of your home with entertainment and appearances by the team, plus heartwarming stories of the important role the Mavs Foundation plays in the North Texas community.

From the comfort of your own home with plenty of entertainment and excitement for all MFFLs to enjoy. DJ She Real, a well-known DJ in the DFW area, will pump in the immaculate vibes throughout the night and Dallas’ very own jazz headliner, Ghost-Note, will provide a special musical performance. There will also be surprise appearances from the Dallas Mavericks team, staff, coaches and other memorable moments

Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. CT.

Other details:
7:00 – 7:30 PM | Cocktail Reception presented by Patrón

7:30 – 8:30 PM | The Program

8:30 – 9:00 PM | After Party & Entertainment presented by Sprite

HOW: Fans can purchase tickets at this link here. A virtual ticket starts at $125 for fans to enjoy the program.

MFFLs can also bid on exclusive Mavs Ball auction items right now at: Mavs.com/auction.

Want to have dinner with Dirk Nowitzki and Luka Dončić or learn how to cook with Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber? How about a meet and greet with Kristaps Porzingis or a piano lesson with Coach Carlisle and Bruce Hornsby? MFFLs can bid on these memorable moments right now, as well as legendary autographed collectibles, custom art pieces and shoes designed by Mavericks players.

Since 1996, the Mavs Foundation has pumped millions of dollars back in the North Texas community to provide hope, resources and much-needed funds for area women, children and families. The Mavs Foundation is dedicated to building a stronger community by empowering people from all walks of life in need. The annual Mavs Ball is the premier fundraising event to allow us to provide grants to local organizations.


Bonton Farms – $25,000
What started out as a garden in a small lot has grown into two fully functioning farms and the Bonton Market. The organization grows organic food and hope for a better tomorrow, right in the Bonton community and on a separate 40-acre farm south of Dallas. They’re determined to grow the best-tasting, healthiest produce in the city while inspiring hope in everyone around us. They also house free-range chickens, goats, turkeys, rabbits and beehives that provide an abundance of fresh eggs, milk and honey.

CASA of Tarrant County – $25,000
CASA of Tarrant County pairs trained, court-appointed volunteer advocates with children and teens who have been taken into custody by Child Protective Services, for the purpose of serving as the child or teen’s “voice” as they move through the family court system. A $25,000 grant from the Mavs Foundation will go towards our advocacy program and help us recruit, train, and supervise CASA volunteers and lower our waiting list of children in need.

“Your generosity gave families a CASA volunteer, keeps families safe, keeps families together, brings relief to so many hurting families, and made sure families didn’t have to face grief or separation alone.”

Catholic Charities of Dallas – $10,000
We educate, serve, and empower more than 200,000 clients in need annually across a nine-county region of North Texas, addressing the root causes of poverty, food insecurity, educational inequity and homelessness. CCD will utilize the generous grant from the Mavs Foundation to provide tablets and hotspots for families enrolled in our Together We Learn early childhood education and parenting program.

Community Partners of Dallas – $25,000 
Community Partners of Dallas provides for the immediate and urgent needs of abused and neglected children in Dallas County so they can take their first steps toward healing. Our Kids in Crisis Program provides funding for critical needs such as clothing, transportation, enrichment activities, housing, medical expenses, and therapy for children in need.

Crossroads Community Services – $25,000 
Crossroads Community Services’ mission is to nourish our community’s low-income families by providing nutritious food and supportive education. Crossroads will use Mavs Foundation funds to help ensure a reliable supply of nutritious foods remains accessible to low-income families throughout and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.

In 2019, Crossroads served 32,773 people and distributed 5.5 million pounds of food. By the end of 2020, Crossroads served ~84,000 people and distributed 11.8 million pounds of food. Forty percent of those we serve are children. With the rise in demand for food and the eventual moving on of the National Guard and ShiftSmart, Crossroads’ expenses also rose

Laura works as a property manager for an apartment building, and she and her husband have three children – two under four and an 11-year-old son released from school in last March. Their 11-year-old has asthma and is in a high-risk group that will prevent him from returning to school until COVID-19 is no longer a threat. Laura and her husband take turns caring for the children while the other parent works. Laura said of Crossroads, “I think it’s awesome if you’re struggling.” To Dallas Mavericks Foundation and all Crossroads’ donors, Laura said, “Thank you very much for all you are doing! I am so thankful for you all during this time!”

Dallas Pets Alive – $10,000
Dallas Pets Alive mission is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals in North Texas. This funding will be used for veterinary treatment, behavioral training; temporary boarding costs; and supplies.

MHMR Visions – Basketball Court Renovation 
MHMR Visions supports for those among us with serious mental health challenges and intellectual disabilities. Visions enhances services for babies, children, youth, and adults with developmental delays, intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health disorders. The Mavs Foundation will be renovating the outdoor basketball court at MHMR giving the youth a fun and safe place to play.

Metroport Meals on Wheels  $25,000
Metroport Meals On Wheels, founded in 1980, is a grassroots volunteer organization that serves as an advocate for the elderly and chronically ill individuals in northeast Tarrant, southern Denton, and eastern Wise counties. Funds from the Mavs Foundation will go to providing essential meals and welfare checks to struggling seniors.

North Texas Food bank – $25,000 
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit hunger-relief organization operating a state-of the-art volunteer and distribution center in Plano, the Perot Family Campus. The Mavs Foundation Funding will be used to help feed families across North Texas affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Project 4301 – $10,000 
Project 4031 offers no-cost services to terminally ill children and adults with a life expectancy of six months or less who are considered hospice eligible. This financial assistance is critical and keeps those in need from displacement and homelessness, giving families desperately needed breathing room. The Mavs Foundation grant allows Project 4031 to prevent homelessness, relieve significant financial burden, and lessen undue trauma for the terminally ill population and their families.

We are very grateful for the Mavs Foundation and the opportunity for our mission and story to be shared with others. Because of the Mavs Foundation, we were able to meet the demand of each one of our patients. Helping them to stay in their home at the end of life and allowing their caregiver to focus on their care and not the financial burden they are facing. 

Rainbow days – $10,000
Rainbow Days is a Dallas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Founded in 1982, Rainbow Days has a mission to help children and youth in adversity build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures. Funding will be used for holiday gifts, food, winter clothing, toiletries, and other critical items for more than 150 children and parents experiencing homelessness while living in local motels.

SM Wright Foundation – $10,000
The Wright Family established the S.M. Wright Foundation in 1998. Its mission is to provide support and stability to underprivileged children and less fortunate families through hunger relief, economic empowerment, and assistance in the areas of education, health, and social services. Funds from the Mavs Foundation are used to support the Christmas in the Park program, serving low-income youth during the holidays.

Stepping Stones Foundation -$10,000
Project Perseverance and Project Hunger Force is Stepping Stones Foundations’ largest outreach programs for youth in crisis. Funds from the Mavs Foundation are used to provide the basic human necessities such as food, shelter, and clothing all the while helping to fulfill emotional needs such as significance, connection, and self-worth.

Vogel Alcove – Mavs Foundation Ford Transit 

Quotes:  “Everyone in the organization is so excited about this gift because it will help us serve our families more efficiently, including transporting and delivering essential items, such as furniture, picking up donations from our partners and donors, and transporting materials needed for our building and garden.  

 The past 12 months have presented challenges to our organization that we could never have imagined experiencing in our lifetime. The success we have experienced has been fueled by the support of our community and our desire to serve the children, families, and staff in our care.   

 Once COVID-19 began to spread across the country, the Mavs Foundation immediately acted and provided an example to our community of how to serve others in times of need. 

 Your leadership helped to set an example for many other individuals, organizations, and companies in our city. Vogel Alcove was able to continue caring for our children and families because of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex’s incredible generosity and support. 

 The Mavs Ball is a celebration of our community’s tenacity and philanthropic spirit. And we are proud to celebrate “giving back” with the Mavs Foundation.

YBC – $25,000 
Youth Believing in Change provides a spiritual and educational foundation through year-round programming to the children of Victory Meadow in Dallas, TX. This generous gift from the Mavs Foundation is used to underwrite the costs of afterschool and summer programming for children from the under-served Vickery Meadows community.

YMCA Metropolitan Dallas – Oak Cliff Branch 
The Mavs Foundation will be renovating the Oak Cliff YMCA’s Reading and Learning Center in summer of 2021. The new fun and inclusive space will provide a much needed updated area for the youth to learn and play with fresh technology, reading materials, and STEM activities.

Youth 180 – $25,000
The Mavs Foundation grant supported our clinical services – a critical program providing healing for the many children, youth and families in our community that are struggling with mental health and substance use disorders.

Quotes:  “The Mavs Foundation is a difference maker in our community, always taking the time to learn about the needs of every individual and about the missions of agencies working to help them. 

The Mavs Foundation is diligent in their funding process to ensure their support is going to make the largest impact possible. It is also amazing that the Mavs Foundation is constantly funding different agencies and giving equal opportunity for non-profits to receive funding 

Funding from donors like the Mavs Foundation ensured Youth180 kept its doors open during some of the darkest times in our country, never missing a beat in providing healing to our community.  

The funding came at the perfect time for us. As many of us were experiencing fatigue, it provided us with the momentum we needed to keep powering on for our community and those we serve.” 


CASA Dallas  
With social distancing and school year disruptions, the risk increases that a child in foster care will feel isolated and forgotten. Thanks to the generous support of the Mavs Foundation, Dallas CASA is better able to commit to making sure the voices of today’s child victims of abuse and neglect are still being heard and their needs are still being met.

Childcare Group 
COVID-19 has left many families on the edge and in need of support and relief efforts. Funding from the Mavs Foundation will enable ChildCareGroup to provide the families they serve, all living at or below the federal poverty limit, with basic necessities that they are struggling to pay, educational supplies, technology needs and internet access.

90 percent of the 58,000 neighbors impacted by CitySquare in 2019 were below the poverty line, with many of them classified as “working poor.” Most live in asset poverty and are unable to afford missing a paycheck as businesses are shuttered, schools and childcare closes, and paid sick leave benefits only are afforded to certain individuals. For our homeless neighbors, there is great uncertainty as to where the services they rely on- food, medical care, case management, transportation, and more- will be able to be distributed as the health regulations change daily. With funding from the Mavs Foundation CitySquare will remain committed to remaining open for those in need.

Communities Foundation of Texas, North Texas Community Response Fund 
NTX Community Response Fund Established to support community needs in response to COVID-19. Funds from the Mavs Foundation will support individuals and families who need access to food and/or healthcare, supplementing lost wages and/or housing costs or support for agencies who work with vulnerable populations such as seniors and/or homeless.

Communities in Schools 
With funds from the Mavs Foundation, since March 23rd, 2020 Communities in Schools will provide resources and referral services for emergency assistance and basic needs support, emergency food services, food delivery for district partners and social-emotional support to families.

Community Food Bank 
The funding from the Mavs Foundation is very much needed and is used to purchase additional canned food; our can food supply has been depleted from the influx of new clients because of the COVID-19 effects on the DFW area.

Community Partners of Dallas 
Funds from the Mavs Foundation will be used to meet the most critical basic human needs for families with open CPS cases through Community Partners of Dallas, providing things ranging from baby formula to rent assistance. As more than 3/4 of our client population lives on less than $14,000 annually, they have been especially hard hit by the economic shutdown. This support is intended to keep children healthy and safe, giving abused children what they need today to thrive tomorrow.

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center 
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center provides and facilitates a coordinated approach to child abuse cases that results in more successful investigation and prosecution outcomes. They provide national leadership on child abuse issues.

Quotes:  “We are truly grateful for that support and proud to report we will continue providing telehealth solutions to clients as long as it is needed. Very early in the Pandemic the Foundation stepped up to help. At a time when so many agencies faced great uncertainty, the Mavs Foundation stood by our side, asked what we needed most and provided us with a gift that allowed us to keep doing what we do best—serve kids in dire need.” 

Dallas ISD Foundation – Meal Breaks  
Funds received from the Mavs Foundation will support the purchase of gift cards to Dallas Independent School District’s families to purchase necessities such as food, and clothing during a time of financial burden.

For Oak Cliff 
During COVID-19 For Oak Cliff has shifted their work to provide relief efforts to South Dallas community members, through food and essential needs drives. Funds from the Mavs Foundation allow For Oak Cliff to amplify their services and provide to the neighbors in the Superblock of Dallas.

Quotes:  “It’s difficult to think of one person who has been blessed through the Mavs Foundation grant. We’ve been able to assist families to have the best Christmas ever, we’ve been able to provide incentives to individuals who’ve graduated from our GED program and to support youth with essential things such as shoes and clothes.  Yes we are grateful for the financial support but we are even more thankful for the individuals who’ve become part of our community. Oak Cliff is our home and when the Mavs recognized our organization means they were recognizing our community. For our community to be recognized by the Mavs is a win for everyone in Oak Cliff!”

Genesis Women’s Shelter 
With a have seen a significant uptick in reported and non-reported abuse during COIVID-19, Genesis Women’s Shelter continues to provide support for women and children in need of safe homes. Funding from the Mavs Foundation assists in continuing these services while ensuring healthy and safety.

Hope Supply Co. 
Thank you to funding from the Mavs Foundation Hope Supply Co. is able to continue providing the critical items families in low-income situations have come to depend on Hope Supply Co. for, such as diapers, wipes and pull ups for area infants and toddlers.

Hunger Busters 
With funding from the Mavs Foundation, Hunger Busters will be able to continue out their mission to serve youth in the Dallas Independent School District with food insecurities.

Meals on Wheels Tarrant County 
Meals on Wheels Tarrant County provides meals to food insecure individuals 60+ and their spouses. During COVID-19 Meals on Wheels Tarrant County are providing an increased number of meals at an unprecedented rate. Fund from the Mavs Foundation help serve this surge in need to families across Tarrant County

Minnie’s Food Pantry 
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Minnie’s Food Pantry has been experienced an increase in clientele as many individuals are being affected economically as businesses are closing and schools are shutting down. With support from the Mavs Foundation Minnie’s Food Pantry will remain open to continue providing for those in immediate need of supplemental food assistance and has no plans on shutting the doors as long as there is food on hand to distribute.

North Dallas Shared Ministries 
North Dallas Shared Ministries provides temporary emergency assistance to those in need in North Dallas. Funding from the Mavs Foundation enables North Dallas Shared Ministries to increase the number of seniors and disabled persons served through Friday FoodBasket, expand the number of individuals/households with need for food, and prevent homelessness and disconnect of utilities for low-income households whose precarious position was further weakened by COVID-19.

North Texas Food Bank 
The Mavs Foundation gift of $20,000 enables the North Texas Food Bank to provide 60,000 nutritious meals to hungry families in North Texas. During this time of despair the North Texas Food Bank is able to continue to sustain normal operations such as: Creating family meal boxes and making these available for Partner Agencies, working with local school districts to ensure continuity of our Food 4 Kids program and School Pantry program and collaborating with the City of Dallas to prepare and deliver snack/hydration kits for the homeless.

SafeHaven of Tarrant County 
Funds from the Mavs Foundation support additional operating expenses as a direct result of COVID-19, allowing SafeHaven to continue to offer lifesaving and life-changing services to domestic violence victims.

Quotes:  “Domestic violence increased in quantity and severity during the pandemic. The grant from the Mavs Foundation helped support additional operating expenses that SafeHaven incurred as a direct result of COVID-19.  Thank you to the Mavs Foundation for helping us further our mission over the past year.  Many long-term effects of this work are immeasurable, but through our efforts to help one family at a time, we are making homes, neighborhoods, and communities safer. COVID-19 has presented numerous challenges over the past year and knowing that we had the support of the Mavs Foundation during these unprecedented times was invaluable.”  

Senior Source 
Funding from the Mavs Foundation helps support the additional staff needed to provide financial stability programs to the seniors they serve.

Uplift Education 
Uplift Education is the largest public charter school network in North Texas, serving nearly 20,000, primarily low income, scholars in Pre-K through 12th grade. Funds from the Mavs Foundation support emergency funding for families, technology for elementary students, non-technological distance learning resources

“We appreciate the Mavs Foundation leads with the needs of our North Texas community in all the work that they do. Their mindset is focused on pinpointing areas of need and doing what they can to make a difference! Support from community partners like the Mavs Foundation allowed us to provide high-quality assistance, programs, and resources to our families over the last year to alleviate the burdens faced during the pandemic.

UT Southwestern Medical Center 
Funding from the Mavs Foundation will Provide financial assistance for the healthcare providers who are working the front lines of the COVID-19 patients, testing centers and recovery, to help with childcare costs as children are out of school indefinitely.

VNA Texas-Meals on Wheels 
With funding from the Mavs Foundation, VNA is able to provide more than 3,000 meals to hungry seniors in need. Serving all 1,000-square-miles of Dallas County, VNA Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meals to homebound seniors and disabled adults helping them age with dignity and independence at home.


Austin Street Center
In 2020, funding from the Mavs Foundation supported Austin Street Center in serving 1,389 unique men and women experiencing homelessness. While operating under the enormous constraints of a global pandemic, Austin Street Center staff worked tirelessly to help our clients into permanent housing. Because of friends like the Mavs Foundation, Austin Street Center helped 276 clients into permanent homes of their own.

Dallas Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund 

Genesis Women’s Shelter 

Housing Crisis Center 


The Family Place 

The Stewpot 

The Wilkinson Center 
The Mavs’ financial gift has boosted so many households, and their donation of tangible goods has been a blessing to our homeless and Seniors clientele.


“The Mavs Foundation has been an outstanding partner in meeting the needs of neighbors who have been hard hit during this unprecedented time. No family was turned away, which was our number one goal. The infusion of grant money from the Mavs helped us fill the gap between 8,000 people budgeted and 10,000 served.  News of the Mavs’ support served as an injection shot, giving us hope and the energy to keep serving financially vulnerable people.” 

Communities in Schools  
The mission of Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region, Inc. (CISDR) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. With funds from the Mavs Foundation, since March 23rd, 2020 Communities in Schools will provide resources and referral services for emergency assistance and basic needs support, emergency food services, food delivery for district partners and social-emotional support to families.

Voice of Hope 

YMCA Metropolitan Dallas

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas has served our community, adapting to meet changing community needs. Funding from the Mavs Foundation helps provide childcare needs of first responders, medical professionals, government officials and other essential workers.


“We are a tremendously lucky community to have the dedication of the Mavericks team, staff and Foundation to provide not only funding, but volunteers and advocacy for the non-profits it supports. The Mavs Foundation came alongside the work of the Y and our knowledge of our respective communities to meet people where they were, in a time when things changed daily.

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