The devastating winter storm that battered Dallas has caused an out pour of support from a number of generous contributors. The Dallas Mavericks in particular, and their owner Mark Cuban have personally donated $1.25 Million to the Dallas Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund according to a February 21st article from NBC 5 DFW. In it they say:
“The Dallas Mavericks organization is donating $1.25 million to the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund and other sources for winter storm relief.
According to the Mavericks and Dallas city officials, players Dwight Powell, Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Maxi Kleber made monetary contributions to winter storm relief efforts, as did owner Mark Cuban and President and CEO Cynt Marshall.
The Mavs Foundation and Chime, the team’s official jersey partner, also contributed.”
This is not the first time the the Mayor and the Mavs have partnered up in trying times according to a Dallas morning News article from February 21st. In it they say:
“It’s not the first time the Mavericks and Mayor Eric Johnson’s office have partnered. The Mavericks have also provided assistance during the coronavirus pandemic and after the October 2019 tornadoes.
The city created the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund in 2005 to shelter Hurricane Katrina refugees. Money can be used only in response to a federal disaster declaration in Dallas, which President Joe Biden enacted Feb. 14 because of the winter storm.”
The Mavs have a history if chipping in for their city in times of crisis.