NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Professional sports teams are inherently community assets. As stewards of these organizations, our players, coaches, employees, and owners are duty-bound to provide assistance and support to communities in which we live – particularly those traditionally marginalized and underserved. Our track record in providing this support speaks for itself,” said Phoenix Suns President & CEO Jason Rowley.
When the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced in 2020 that it would donate $300 million over the next decade to boost economic growth in the Black community, some of its teams had long ago solidified their reputations in the philanthropic space – particularly in their aid of children in need.
Teams like the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks have taken the lead.
“The holidays present a special opportunity for our Dallas Mavericks players and staff to create a special evening for children to receive toys and have cookies with Santa,” Mavs owner Mark Cuban told NNPA Newswire.
Source: Phoenix Suns Charities Donates Millions to Children and Families in Arizona’s Underserved Communities