Students at John Lewis Social Justice Academy at Oliver Wendell Holmes were in for a special treat when they received a surprise visit from the Dallas Mavericks.
“The children were so excited, it was hard to contain their enthusiasm, so we allowed them to express it – because how often is it that you get to meet NBA players,” said Principal Sharron Jackson.
Players JaVale McGee and Dāvis Bertāns surprised students during a pep rally and in their classrooms with backpacks, school supplies and Mavs T-shirts.
“I am from a similar place as these kids, and I understand what they go through, and I want to give a little hope and help,” McGee said.
Alongside the donation, the students enjoyed entertainment from the ManiAACs, Mavericks Dancers, Champ the mascot and the O.W. Holmes drumline.
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(Image provided by the Dallas Mavericks.)