The “My Voices My Story” wall was designed in partnership between the Mavs and Texas Women’s Foundation (TWF) and the community can pose in front of the display during September, 2021, near the Apple Store on the lower concourse of the Galleria.
The mural allows the public to learn more about the Texas Women’s Foundation and people are invited to take pictures at the wall for a chance to win cool swag, including a signed jersey by Mavs’ sensation Luka Dončić.
“Texas Women’s Foundation is honored to have the investment of the Dallas Mavericks – a community partner who is leading by example for women and girls,” said Ashley Lindsay, associate VP of development at TWF. “Together, we are committed to building community with inclusivity, equity and partnerships that bring women to the table and give them a voice.”
TWF has been a leading driver of meaningful social and economic change for women, girls and families in Texas since its founding in 1985.
This year, the Mavs pledged a $150,000 donation to help the Texas Women’s Foundation drive its mission to improve the lives of women, girls and the community at large.
As part of the investment, the Mavericks will serve as title sponsor of the 2021 Texas Women’s Foundation 36th Annual Luncheon, a virtual event set for Sept. 30, 2021, at noon.
“The Dallas Mavericks are committed to building community with inclusivity, equity and partnerships that bring women to the table and give them a voice,” said Cynt Marshall, the Dallas Mavericks CEO. “This commitment aligns perfectly with the aims and objectives of Texas Women’s Foundation, and that is why we are proud to serve as the presenting sponsor for this year’s annual luncheon.”
Thursday night, leaders from the Mavs joined the TWF team to celebrate the completion of the community wall. The two organizations helped shoppers pose for photos at the display, and fans received free shirts, face masks and other goodies.
The community wall also highlights the work of the newly formed Mavs-inspired initiative called GEM — which stands for Girls Empowered by Mavericks.
GEM launched at the start of the year and the Mavericks aim to empower and uplift women and girls to be the best they can be (click here to read the inspiration behind GEM and how it got started).
GEM engages girls between 9-14, using physical activity as a backdrop for their continued development. Fans with daughters between these ages can sign-up now at Mavs.com/GEM.
Next week, GEM will host a virtual workshop on Saturday, Sept. 18, for MFFL girls between the ages of 9-11. Dr. Jaclyn Albin from UTSW will serve as the guest speaker to talk about health and nutrition; the event will take place between 9-10 a.m. and is free. To learn more: click here.
Meanwhile, to earn a chance to win a Dončić jersey, here’s what to do: head to Galleria Dallas and find the community wall outside of the Apple Store.
Next, take a picture under one of the large graphics and then upload your photo to social media and share how you’re using your voice to support equitable communities. Use the hashtag #MyVoiceMyStory and tag @Texaswomensfdn and @DallasMavs and you’re all set to enter.
“As the only women’s fund in Texas, the Foundation is a leading driver of meaningful social and economic change for women, girls and families,” Lindsay shared. “We know that by investing in the advancement of women, we are building up families and communities to create a stronger and better world.”
Texas Women’s Foundation and the Dallas Mavericks are partners driving meaningful change in our communities by:
To learn more:
-Donate to invest in the lives of women and girls across Texas: https://www.txwf.co/donate
-Joining TWF’s Army of Advocates to use your voice and platforms to make a change: https://txwf.org/advocacy/
-Learn about ways to connect through TWF’s events here: https://txwf.org/events/