Dallas Mavericks Host Dinner With Santa: Continuing The Local Impact of NBA Cares Season of Giving

Continuing in the spirit of NBA Cares Season of Giving, Dallas Mavericks Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews and JJ Barea hosted Dinner with Santa, Tuesday inside SER at Hilton Anatole.

Dallas Mavericks Dinner with Santa

JJ Barea and son, Wesley Matthews, Santa and Deron Williams prep for story time.

50 children and their moms from Center of Hope, Dallas Life and Promise House rode in style on the FOX Sports Southwest Mavs Express Bus, to enjoy a private dinner at SER, compliments of the Hilton Anatole.

Champ the Mascot, Mavs ManiAACs and Mavs Dancers entertained while the children took part in holiday crafts before story time with Santa, and receiving gift from their wish list from the Mavs players.

Dallas Mavericks Dinner with Santa

JJ Barea, Wesley Matthews and Deron William giving out gifts.

Notably the best part of the evening was hearing the joyful sound of the children tearing into gifts selected just for them. Deron, Wesley and JJ Barea oohed and ahhed along with parents taking delight in the reactions.

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.