AUGUST 6, 2021 (DALLAS, TX) – As part of the Mavs Take ACTION! Plan, the Dallas Mavericks have committed to adopting Adelle Turner Elementary School of Dallas ISD through the end of the 2023 school year. Through the multi-year Adopt-A-School program, the Mavericks will walk hand-in-hand with students and teachers by investing in resources and supplies, and providing training, volunteers and mentorship from the Mavericks organization, while working collaboratively with the school leadership to develop a shared vision grounded in serving the students and creating an inclusive and diverse school environment.
The program is part of the Mavs Take ACTION! plan to address racial inequities and disparities, promote social justice and drive sustainable change in Dallas/Fort Worth. The adoption of Adelle Turner Elementary School, a predominately Black Dallas ISD school with a high percentage of low-income students, supports investment in education by nurturing the community and building quality relationships with school leadership, classrooms and students. To read more about the Mavs Take ACTION! plan, visit mavs.com/mavstakeaction.
To celebrate this momentous occasion and the first day of school, the Dallas Mavericks and Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics, the official dentist of the Dallas Mavericks, will host a Back-to-School celebration at Adelle Turner Elementary, including welcoming students with Dallas Mavericks ManiAACS and mascots Champ and MavsMan, as well as special appearances by Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall and Dallas ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa. All 350 students will receive donated dental kits and backpacks filled with school supplies.
WHAT: Back to School Celebration
WHEN: Monday, August 9 | 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Adelle Turner Elementary School | 5505 S Polk St, Dallas, TX 75232
ABOUT MAVS CARE: The Dallas Mavericks strive to be champions on the court and in the community. We are dedicated to building a stronger community through educational programs, health and wellness initiatives, environmental efforts, support for military veterans and first responders, racial equity and social justice programs, and grants to nonprofit organizations. Through our community programs and the Mavs Foundation, we are changing lives in North Texas and have impacted thousands of children, families and communities. Learn more at Mavs.com/Community @mavsoffcourt.
ABOUT JEFFERSON DENTAL & ORTHODONTICS: Since 1967, our mission has been to provide the most compassionate, accessible, high-quality dental and orthodontic care to our Texas communities. Jefferson Dental and Orthodontics is the proud, official dentist of Texas’ very own Dallas Mavericks. For more information, visit jeffersondentalclinics.com.