Daily Sports Smile: Dallas Mavericks center Moses Brown helps build wheelchair ramps for veterans
Dallas Mavericks center Moses Brown spent this week giving back to the local community. Brown and the Mavericks teamed with the 301st Fighter Wing Joint Air Force Reserve Base Fort Worth to build two wheelchair ramps for Dallas veterans.
The special initiative will help two homeowners move freely around their property. It also provides easier access to alleviate mobility needs each day.
The Mavericks teamed with the Texas Ramp Project on the initiative. Brown worked alongside several service members to create the wheelchair ramps.
The Texas Ramp Project is a non-profit that provides wheelchair ramps to low-income adults and those with disabilities.
Brown mentioned that building the wheelchair ramps was a rewarding experience. He was excited to help make a difference.
“I was telling them that my dad does carpenter work, and I was really excited to get out there and do something like this today,” Brown told the Dallas Mavericks official team website.
The Mavericks kicked off Hoops for Troops Week to recognize active-duty military, veterans and their families. Across the league, NBA teams have taken part in special initiatives in recognition of Veterans Day.
In addition to their community service, the Mavericks also hosted several special events for military and veteran families. The team honored over 200 active military and veterans against the New Orleans Pelicans on Nov. 8. They also plan to host children and families from the Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors (TAPS) on Nov. 15.