Jalen Brunson has been a force to reckon with since he arrived in Dallas four seasons ago. He continues to make strides on and off the court as a champion for children and youth through numerous community outreach endeavors.
Over the years, Brunson has established several scholarships, hosts camps, speaks at court dedications, creates UNO party prizes and meets the needs of others who are battling impossible odds.
For this reason, the Dallas Mavericks are thrilled to nominate Jalen Brunson for the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for March 2022.
The NBA Cares Award is one of the greatest honors any NBA player can receive during the season. Each team selects their most charitable player for the month to earn a nomination and then a league committee chooses the player who best reflects the passion that the NBA and its players share for giving back to their communities.
The monthly NBA Cares awards are especially significant this season because the league is celebrating 75 years of creating champions both on and off the court.
Brunson was also named the winner of the March ’22 Chime Community Spotlight Award due to his extraordinary commitment to serving children and youth in North Texas and around the country.
“These last four years, I have been embraced by this Dallas community and couldn’t be more thankful,” Brunson said at the NBA’s 75th Anniversary court dedication this week.
“I think being embraced has also made me want to embrace it and everything the city offers. I couldn’t be more thankful to be a part of a great organization. We have a great fanbase who loves this sport, and it’s been an honor for my family and me. I want to thank everyone for what you’ve done to make me feel at home, even when away from home.”
Brunson’s work in March alone has been spectacular, and the Mavs guard is always eager to serve those in need. He also helped the franchise raise a record-breaking $1.7 million at the annual Mavs Ball in early March, benefitting the Mavs Foundation and the families it serves. Brunson raised an astounding $35,000 at this year’s Mavs Ball for his UNO parties.
The 25-year-old says he was thrilled to join the Mavericks and NBA this week to unveil the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Court at Dallas-based nonprofit For Oak Cliff. The new basketball court is located at the first YMCA ever built in the Southwest for the African American community.
Brunson delivered a standout speech to an overflowing crowd and stood alongside his father, Rick Brunson, who also enjoyed a long NBA career. The unveiling followed with …….