Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Granting wishes for North Texas kids

The scene wasn’t unlike any other basketball camp – kids running up and down the floor, dribbling, shooting baskets and going through drills with smiles on their faces. In more ways than one, the gathering on the Mavericks practice court made wishes come true.

The Mavericks helped kick off the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s national awareness campaign Destination Joy presented by LAY’S by hosting a clinic for 50 kids Tuesday from the organization’s North Texas chapter. President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, along with head coach Rick Carlisle and Jerry Stackhouse, led the morning session that included a tour of American Airlines Center, the team’s locker room and training facility before getting out on the court.

“This hits home,” said Nelson, a member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas board. “It’s something that we’re really fortunate to be able to engage with kids like this. This is the annual kickoff, so this is a really special deal for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Unfortunately, there are not enough wishes to go around. We’ve got more kids than wishes, so we’re just asking North Texas to be generous with their donations.”
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