The Dallas Mavericks announced a new partnership and $500,000 investment in Paul Quinn College, the only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the DFW area and a model for urban higher education nationally, to develop the Mavs Major academic program. Over the next 18 months, the grant will fund the development of an innovative new Bachelor of Arts in Leadership, including diverse coursework in: Leadership, Innovation, Sports Management, Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Networking (LISTEN).
The partnership grew out of a “meeting of the minds” with Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall and Mavs owner Mark Cuban. As part of the Mavs Take ACTION! Plan, the Mavs and Paul Quinn look to create a new kind of leadership program to support a pipeline of talent for tomorrow’s leaders and career readiness for HBCU students.
Today, the Dallas Mavericks announced the five local DFW recipients of the Mavs College Scholarship, a 4-year scholarship and mentoring experience. Each student will receive up to $25,000 annually towards their college education, totaling $125,000 in scholarships per year, for a $500,000 commitment overall. As part of the Mavs Take ACTION! plan, the Mavs selected five DFW students who showed financial need and excelled in school despite setbacks and challenges faced to receive a scholarship. This year’s scholarship recipients have shown their commitment to education and continuous passion for pursuing success at the highest level.
“It is an honor to award these students with funds to further their education,” Mavs CEO Cynt Marshall said. “Our children are our future and here at the Dallas Mavericks we will continue to invest in enriching the lives of our youth and securing their future
Tomorrow, Thursday, December 10th, the Dallas Mavericks will host Cookies with Santa, presented by Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics, as part of the Mavs Care Season of Giving. More than 20 preschool children facing homelessness from Vogel Alcove will attend the outdoor event and will be greeted by the Mavs ManiAACs and Champ, along with a special virtual visit by several Mavs players through a pre-recorded video.
The children will play games, make holiday crafts and listen to “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” from the afternoon’s VIP guest, Santa. Each child will take home goodies from Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics along with holiday cookies and a bag full of presents and necessities from the Dallas Mavericks to enjoy this holiday season.
WHAT: Cookies with Santa, presented by Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics WHEN: Tomorrow, Thursday, December 10th | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ | 1950 Market Center Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207
Today, October 26, 2020 the Mavs Foundation will virtually unveil their 20th Mavs Reading and Learning Center at Youth World, a non-profit that supports children in South Dallas. Representatives on the call will include Dallas Mavericks Guard, Seth Curry; Mavs CEO, Cynt Marshall; President, Mavs Foundation, Katie Edwards and Executive Director, Youth World, Darla Shirley. The official learning center dedication remarks hosted by Mavericks Emcee, Chris Arnold, will be open to media on Zoom.
Tomorrow, Friday, December 6th, the Dallas Mavericks will continue their NBA CaresSeason of Giving initiatives with the annual Dinner with Santa at theMavs Practice Facility,presented by Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics. The entire Dallas Mavericks team will be in attendance, as well as Mavs ManiAACs, beloved mascot Champ and Santa. Continue reading →
On this Veteran’s Day, we honor and thank those who serve and who have served to protect our country. Each year, the Dallas Mavericks basketball team honors soldiers and military veterans by inviting them to sit courtside during a Mavericks game. This past Wednesday marked the 15th annual Seats for Soldiers Mavericks game.Continue reading →