DALLAS MAVERICKS AND MAVS FOUNDATION RELEASE SECOND ROUND OF FUNDING TO AREA NONPROFITS FOR COVID-19 RELIEF
MAY 8, 2020 (DALLAS, TX) - The Dallas Mavericks and Mavs Foundation are releasing a second round of funding in the amount of $150,000 to support the local community and nonprofits affected by COVID-19. The Mavs recognize and appreciate the work local nonprofits are doing to assist North Texas during this unprecedented time, including but not limited to those that are victims of domestic violence, essential workers in need of childcare and children lacking educational resources. Last month, the Mavs Foundation contributed $100,000 to provide food and resources to the elderly and hungry in the area.
“The Mavs Foundation is eager to get resources to those who need it the most, and right now, we are concerned about the children in the area and those impacted by loss of work or being home as a result of COVID-19. We know that the nonprofits we’ve funded are working directly with children and families, and are making Dallas a better place to live for these individuals,” said Katie Edwards, President of the Mavs Foundation.
Focus areas for funding include support for current COVID-19 priority needs including: meals/food, childcare for essential workers, mental health services, education, child abuse/domestic violence and support for low income populations/unemployment. Local nonprofits receiving donations from the Mavs Foundation include: Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County, North Texas Food Bank, YMCA of Metro Dallas, ChildCareGroup, 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.
This support adds to the more than $1.7 million already provided by the Mavs Foundation, the Dallas Mavericks and its leadership and players. Last week, the Mavs teamed up with local restaurants and 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.
“Our nurses, doctors and hospital staff are sacrificing so much and working 24/7 to take care of patients. We cannot thank them enough for all they are doing to fight COVID-19 here at home,” said Mavs CEO Cynt Marshall. “Community needs are great and we are determined to assist as many people as we can in every way possible. ‘We’re all in this together’ is more than a slogan. It’s a reality that we embrace.”
For updates on all Dallas Mavericks COVID-19 support, visit: Mavs.com/Local
To read more, visit: Mavs.com/Mavs-Donation
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ABOUT THE DALLAS MAVERICKS: The Dallas Mavericks are a first-class global sports and entertainment organization providing memorable experiences for fans worldwide. The Mavs compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Western Conference and play at American Airlines Center under the direction of Coach Rick Carlisle, General Manager Donnie Nelson, CEO Cynt Marshall and Owner Mark Cuban. Since the inaugural season in 1980-81, the Mavs have won three division titles, two conference championships and one NBA championship in 2011. In addition to on-court success, the Mavs are committed to making a difference in North Texas through community programs and the Mavs Foundation. For more information on Dallas Mavericks players, staff, stats and tickets, visit mavs.com
ABOUT MAVS FOUNDATION: Over the past 24 years, the Mavs Foundation has provided grant funding totaling more than $5 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 or visit www.dfwymca.org.
ABOUT THE YMCA OF METROPOLITAN DALLAS: The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas serves thousands of men, women and children each year, regardless of age, income or background. Anchored in 21 North Texas communities, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y ensures all people have equitable access to the essentials needed to become thriving members of the community. Daily, the Y bridges and fills individual and community needs as a catalyst for impactful change. The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. To learn more or get involved in improving our local communities, have opportunities to make an impact and support your neighbors, please visit us at www.ymcadallas.org.