When Donnie Nelson announced the name of the Dallas Mavericks NBA Development League team, he commented “The name ‘Texas Legends’ is a celebration of those who’ve sacrificed greatly and achieved the honorable.” On Saturday, March 16, as the Legends take the court against the Santa Cruz Warriors, they will honor an event that exemplifies just that: American Cancer Society–Relay For Life®.
“For 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to save lives, and create more birthdays,” said Maria Clark, Society Regional Vice President. “We’re determined to make this cancer’s last century. We are grateful to have the support of the Texas Legends and Credit Union of Texas.”
The Legends will wear customized jerseys celebrating Relay For Life, uniquely branded with both the Legends and Relay For Life logo, along with presenting sponsor, Credit Union of Texas logo. Select jerseys will be available through a silent auction during the game, along with the raffling of unique Legends items with all proceeds going to Relay For Life. As part of the festivities of the night, select individuals from Relay For Life and Credit Union of Texas will be recognized as “Legends of the Night.”
“Credit Union of Texas is excited to partner with the Texas Legends for many reasons, but most of all for the common desire to give back to the communities that we serve,” said Derek Beard, Vice President of Sales and Service. “Our own Relay For Life team has previously raised and donated over $18,000 to this great cause and we look forward to doubling that this year.”
The Legends face the Golden State Warriors affiliate at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on KTXA Ch. 21. Following the game, fans can go to Quaker Steak and Lube (5584 SH 121 in Plano) with their ticket stubs and Quaker Steak and Lube will donate 10% of the order to Relay For Life.
About the Texas Legends
The Texas Legends were founded in 2009 and is the official minor league affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. The team plays at Veracruz Court at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco. The Legends are co-owned by Mavericks’ General Manager and President of Basketball Operations Donnie Nelson and is one of 16 teams in the NBA Development League. The league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Twenty percent of players in the NBA at the start of the 2012-13 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs and foundations such as the recently established Legends Cares. For ticket information, visit nba.com/dleague/texas/tickets.html.