DALLAS -- OJ Mayo led a contingent of Dallas Mavericks players who passed out some 300 turkeys and sides Sunday afternoon to needy families at the Buckner Children's Home.
“We know it takes passionate people and organizations to help make positive changes, and for us be able to partner with the Dallas Mavericks organization on this cause is a great honor,” said Wayne Denningham, president of the Southern division of Albertsons Market. “We’ve seen a significant change in the face of hunger over the last few years, and it’s been devastating to so many families.
"I’m grateful to the players for stepping up to help those in need.”
Mayo was joined Sunday by teammates Dahntay Jones, Bernard James, Jae Crowder and Jared Cunningham, in addition to Albertsons Market.
“I’ve done events like this in Memphis and wanted to do something similar to give back to my new hometown,'' said Mayo, who played the previous four seasons for the Memphis Grizzlies. "It’s a great feeling to be able to give back to your community.”
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