Mavs Foundation to Celebrate Grant Recipients at Gala


The Mavs Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Dallas Mavericks, has announced the six (6) recipients for the 2015-2016 grants and special projects, including a basketball court refurbishment, a reading and learning center and a homeless shelter computer lab.

Grant recipients will be honored at the Mavs Ball, the premier fundraising event for the Mavs Foundation and marks the return of the Mavs gala to raise critical support and awareness for the Foundation and its programs.

The gala, entitled “A Blue Tie Affair,” is presented by Smith Thompson Home Security and will offer table sponsors and guests the chance to spend the evening with the entire 2015-2016 Dallas Mavericks team, coaches and front office staff, and enjoy entertainment from emcees and Mavs broadcasters Mark Followill and Dana Larson.

Music for the evening will be provided by the Brass-A-Holics, a 8-piece brass funk band from New Orleans, Louisiana, famous for their jazzy tunes and funky renditions of today’s pop hits.

The beneficiaries for this year’s gala were selected from more than 160 applications by the board of directors of the Mavs Foundation. Recipients include Café Momentum, Dallas Holocaust Museum/ Center for Education and Tolerance, Focus On Teens, Kids U, Metrocrest Services, Parker’s Park in West, TX and Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County.

Enjoy a night of rhythm and blues with the entire Dallas Mavericks team and coaching staff, live entertainment, live and silent auctions and more.

How: Click here to download the Partner Commitment form to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and to purchase individual tickets.

Attire: Cocktail Attire

Location: Omni Hotel Dallas
555 S Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202

Parking: Complimentary valet parking will be offered for all guests attending the Affair.

7PM Cocktail Reception
8PM Program Begins
9:30PM Live Auction Begins
10PM Live Entertainment Hits the Stage!
11PM Affair Ends

Please visit to purchase ticket and for additional information.

About the Mavs Foundation
The Mavs Foundation, a private 501(c)(3) foundation, is dedicated to building a stronger community by empowering youth, women and families who need us most through financial support, advocacy and service. Over the last 20 years, the Mavs Foundation has granted over $3.5 million dollars to nonprofit organizations serving women, children and families in need and created Reading and Learning Centers and basketball courts across the North Texas community. The members of Board of Directors for the Mavs Foundation are Floyd Jahner, President, Ronnie Fauss, Treasurer, Cheryl Karalla, Secretary, Directors: Donna Carlisle, Brian Cuban, Jeff Cuban, Kim Cuban, Mark Cuban, Tiffany Cuban and Gretchen Minyard Williams. To learn more, visit

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