Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry is supporting first responders in Dallas amid the coronavirus pandemic, providing 115 meals for them, according to the team's community relations department:
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
@mcuban @cyntmarshall Last night, @sdotcurry purchased 115 dinners from local owned restaurant https://t.co/eY3o4g645T￼ for the first responders at the mobile testing site & Dallas emergency ops center. Order take out & support your local businesses! #LetsBeatThis #MavsSupportLocal
It was part of a joint effort from the team's players, owner Mark Cuban, CEO Cynt Marshall, general manager and president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson and head coach Rick Carlisle.
According to Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News, every Mavericks player has committed to donating meals as part of the relief effort:
Brad Townsend @townbrad
I’m told that EVERY @dallasmavs player has committed to this effort: hundreds of meals each day. Hasn’t been announced, but I was told @kporzee’s turn was today. Quite a team effort. Mavs franchise continues to lead the way in outreach and ideas and truly making a difference. https://t.co/IRHI9oYjx6
A number of players, owners and coaches around sports, including the NBA, have been giving back to local communities as the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the United States, from arena workers to first responders and beyond. It's a bit of uplifting news as states and cities continue to take measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.