The Dallas Mavericks, Mavs Foundation and Chime, the leader in U.S. Challenger banking and the Mavericks’ official Jersey Patch sponsor, have launched Chime in for a Cause, a new initiative that will use the NBA relaunch to raise funds and awareness for eight local charities. As part of the Mavs’ and Chime’s on-going efforts to address social injustice, racial inequities and financial literacy, a $500 donation will be made to a local Mavs Foundation charity for each free throw the Mavs make during each seeding game night.
“We have a longstanding history of making a difference for others and this initiative is just another big way the Mavs organization is stepping up,” said Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall. “Our players have been outstanding free throw shooters and we can’t wait to see how much money we can donate each night. Get ready, I’m hoping for really big checks for these amazing non-profits.”
The eight Mavs Foundation charities Chime In for a Cause will assist are Boys and Girls Club of Dallas, Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, Lemonade Day Greater Dallas, Education Opens Doors, Dallas Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation, Promise House, Project Unity and WiNGS. Among many other efforts, money donated through the initiative will provide support towards financial education, business skill building, breaking the cycle of poverty and addressing the historic and contemporary effects of racism.
Every time a Mavs player steps up to the “Charity Stripe,” each bucket made will count towards money raised for that night. Specifically, $250 per shot will be donated from the Mavs, which is then matched by Chime, totaling $500 per free throw made. MFFLs will also have the opportunity to ‘Chime In for a Cause’.
Participants that donate $20 or more to the Mavs Foundation will be entered into a sweepstakes with the grand prize winner receiving an Equality Jersey signed by Seth Curry, Luka Dončić, Dorian Finney-Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porziņģis. A second-place winner will receive a 2019-2020 team-signed basketball and 100 additional winners will receive a custom Dallas Mavericks Equality jersey in their size and with the player name/number of their choice.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the Mavs on this important initiative,” said Melissa Alvarado, Chime CMO. “At Chime we believe in “banking that has your back” and that applies to everyone. We are committed to supporting financial literacy and fighting social injustice and racial inequalities, which is why we are so excited to Chime in for a Cause.”
Chime is a leading provider of mobile banking services. Since announcing their partnership earlier this year, the Mavs and Chime have collaborated on many community initiatives including the Venture – Entrepreneurial Expedition and the Young Women Preparatory Graduation. Through their ongoing partnership, both organizations are dedicated to bringing positive change through charitable donations and community outreach and service.
ABOUT CHIME: Chime, the leading US provider of mobile banking services helps members avoid bank fees, save money automatically, and achieve financial peace of mind. Founded by financial and tech industry veterans Chris Britt and Ryan King, Chime offers its members on behalf of its banking partners, The Bancorp Bank and Stride Bank, Members FDIC, a Spending Account, optional Savings Account, Chime Visa Debit Card and a powerful mobile app that gives them complete control of their finances. The Chime mobile app is available for iPhone® and Android devices and has been featured as one of the top rated Money Management apps in the App Store. Learn more at Chime.com.
About the Mavs Foundation: Over the past 24 years, the Mavs Foundation has provided grant funding totaling more than $5 million dollars to nonprofit organizations serving women, children and families in need. In addition to grants, the Mavs Foundation has built 45 safe Learn & Play spaces throughout the North Texas community, including 26 basketball courts and 19 Reading & Learning Centers. Recent contributions by the Dallas Mavericks and the Mavs Foundation include over $1.96 million donated to COVID-19 relief and a commitment of $5 million to address social injustice and racial inequity. Learn more at MavsFoundation.com.
ABOUT THE DALLAS MAVERICKS: The Dallas Mavericks are a first-class global sports and entertainment organization providing memorable experiences for fans worldwide. The Mavs compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Western Conference and play at American Airlines Center under the direction of Coach Rick Carlisle, General Manager Donnie Nelson, CEO Cynt Marshall and Owner Mark Cuban. Since the inaugural season in 1980-81, the Mavs have won three division titles, two conference championships and one NBA championship in 2011. In addition to on-court success, the Mavs are committed to making a difference in North Texas through community programs and the Mavs Foundation. For more information on Dallas Mavericks players, staff, stats and tickets, visit Mavs.com.