The Dallas Mavericks are teaming up with the NBA to sell branded face masks with the proceeds going to the North Texas Food Bank.
According to a statement from the team, the North Texas Food Bank has seen a dramatic surge in need since the COVID-19 pandemic, delivering over 11 million pounds of food and 250,000 relief kits all since March 15. The NTFB estimates that at least 50% and up to 70% of the families served are new clients.
In order to help fund the food bank, the team said Monday they will sell a 3-pack of branded face masks exclusively online at DallasMavs.shop with proceeds going to the NTFB.
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The pack comes with three reusable, anti-dust face coverings for $24.99, but they won't ship before May 30.
Wearing a face covering follows the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation that cloth face coverings be worn in public settings to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The use of cloth face coverings is not intended to replace other recommended measures to limit the community spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing, washing your hands and refraining from touching your face. Also, the Mavs-branded masks are not a replacement for medical grade PPE.
In addition, the NBA and Forever Collectibles will make an additional donation to Feeding America® in support of pandemic relief efforts.