On Saturday May 9, Dirk and Jessica Nowitzki along with dozens of volunteers handed out meals to hundreds of local families in celebration of Mother’s Day.
The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation teamed up with the Heroes Foundation, the Mark Cuban Foundation, and the City of Dallas to provide meals for 500 Dallas families at no cost. In addition to having a delicious meal to share on Mother’s Day, each family received meals for the coming days as well. In total, 2,000 meals were gifted to families residing in the 75216 and 75227 zip codes.
Families were able to drive through the parking lot of the Mark Cuban Heroes Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, where they were able to quickly and safely receive their meals.
In addition to volunteers from each respective foundation, several athletes also joined in to help. Dirk’s former Mavs teammate Devin Harris took part, as did Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley. Dallas Wings first-round draft pick Satou Sabally and Cowboys defensive end Jalen Jelks both lent helping hands. Local athletes have supported Dirk’s Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game for years, and they stepped up again in a big way for the community.
»We’re super thankful to everyone who came out, all the volunteers,« Dirk said. »They do an amazing job, and without them this wouldn’t be possible.«