Vulnerable families across Dallas were able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal thanks to efforts by both the Dallas Mavericks and the Texas Rangers. Both teams hosted local distributions in Dallas in November to support Buckner families and clients with the upcoming holiday.
On Nov. 14, the Dallas Mavericks braved the cold and hosted their annual Mavs Turkey Giveaway with Kroger at the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid. Dallas Mavs players Dwight Powell, Frank Ntilikina, JaVale McGee and Tim Hardaway Jr. helped provide full Thanksgiving meals and sides to 250 families served by Buckner.
The players were joined by Mascot MavsMan, ManiAACs, D-Town Crew and staff volunteers. Families received a frozen turkey, full set of sides and dessert, all packed in reusable bags provided by Kroger.
Read more about the Mavericks Thanksgiving turkey giveaway and how it helps families Buckner serves on the Dallas Mavericks blog.
On the other side of Dallas, the Texas Rangers Youth Academy and Buckner Family Hope Center™ at West Dallas hosted the annual Thanksgiving Turkey distribution on Nov. 18 with support from Kroger.
Helping distribute meals to West Dallas families were Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe, second baseman Marcus Semien, pitcher Jon Gray and catcher Jonah Heim. Over 200 families were served.
Watch in real-time how the Texas Rangers served West Dallas families.
Photos provided by Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers.