November 21, 2014 (Dallas, TX) Last night, 25 Dallas single-parent families gathered at Vogel Alcove to meet Tyson Chandler and his family for the first event of the NBA Cares Season of Giving. The Chandlers loaded-up the Fox Sports Southwest Mavs Express Bus with turkeys, stuffing, pumpkin soup and additional sides from Hain Celestrial and drove up to the side door where the Mavs Dancers, ManiAACs, Champ and Mavs Man helped unload.

“First I want to thank everyone for coming and thank Vogel Alcove for everything they do and for having us here tonight,” Chandler said to the crowd. “I am truly blessed.”

After cheers from the crowd, his wife Kimberly, and their children Sascha, Tyson Jr. and Sage, helped pass out the Thanksgiving dinners, Mavs tickets and an autographed picture of Chandler.

“It’s important that my kids see what we’re doing here, that it’s important to give to others. That’s what I want to teach them,” Chandler said.

Throughout NBA Cares Season of Giving, the NBA and its teams and players are out in their communities hosting hundreds of charitable events across the country in an effort to brighten the holidays for thousands of children and families. The Chandlers are committed to giving back to the Dallas community and will be hosting additional events throughout the holiday season.

For hi-res images, video and more information, please contact Erin Finegold, Director of Corporate Communications ( or 214.415.9183).

About the Vogel Alcove:
For over 27 years, Vogel Alcove has provided free quality child development services for Dallas’ youngest victims of poverty: homeless children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Vogel Alcove is the only free comprehensive early childhood education program in the city of Dallas whose primary focus is to provide free childcare and case management for children and their families residing at 18 local emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters and housing programs.

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