The Dallas Mavericks are dedicated to doing what they can to help the beleaguered U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. And now their doing even more.
When the Mavericks host the Memphis Grizzlies on October 25 at the American Airlines Center, the money from single game ticket sales will go to support hurricane relief and recovery efforts underway on the Caribbean island.
This is great. All single-game ticket $$ from Mavs/Grizzlies on Oct. 25 will go toward Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico.— Bobby Karalla (@bobbykaralla) October 12, 2017
This isn’t the first time the Mavericks have gotten involved in aiding Puerto Rico. J.J. Barea, a native of the island, has been actively involved in relief efforts. With assistance from Mavs owner Mark Cuban, who lent him the team plane, Barea has made several trips to Puerto Rico, dropping off supplies and bringing people stateside. Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria on September 20.
Recovery efforts continue to be slow and the island is without power and running water in many areas. It will take a long time before daily life gains a semblance of normalcy. While there is certainly much more work to be done, the Mavericks are finding small ways to help where they can. It’s a good example of what athletes and teams are capable of when they don’t just stick to sports.
So mark your calendars. You already like basketball. Why not make your ticket purchase go farther and help the people of Puerto Rico?