Fort Worth, Texas, 21 March 2020 (tca/dpa/MIA) — Mark Cuban, Luka Doncic, and Dwight Powell have teamed up to help the medical community continue to help the Dallas community during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Dallas Mavericks owner and Doncic and Powell, along with the Dallas Mavericks Foundation donated 500,000 dollars to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital.
“They are sacrificing so much to care for others, and I am honored to help,” Doncic said.
The Mavs’ donation is aimed at supporting childcare for healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 response effort.
“We can’t thank our healthcare workers enough for putting their patients’ well-being before their own,” Cuban said in a release. “I am thankful to Luka and Dwight as we partner up to support healthcare workers who are doing everything they can to keep our community healthy.”
The funds to individual staff will be made as expeditiously as possible, the release says.
“This will alleviate a tremendous burden faced by so many nurses, physicians, lab technicians, and other care team members working nonstop on our COVID-19 response,” UT Southwestern president Daniel K Podolsky, MD, said.
“Having support for childcare will be one less thing they have to worry about.”
Said Powell: “We feel it’s our duty to do whatever we can to support their efforts. We continue to practice social distancing and good hygiene while hoping this fund helps prevent families from further hardship as a result of their sacrifice.”