Legends Announce 2016-17 Charitable Partners

By Britney Wynn | October 11, 2016

24 Home Games Highlight 24 Charities

The Legends are proud to announce, for the fourth straight year, 24 charitable partnerships that will be displayed across the 24 home games in 2016-17.  The Legends are the only team in NBA Development League history to host 24 specialty jersey nights, all of which are charitably themed.  Each home game, the team will wear a different jersey representing a local, regional or national charity or cause—providing a tremendous amount of exposure and awareness to the charity.

The team hosted 24 different charitable jersey nights for the first time in the 2013-14 season and saw success from every angle.  Charities and causes involved collected significant donations, increased volunteer hours, gained media exposure and experienced more than 150,000 impressions across the world.  With an increased national and international media reach, the Legends expect these numbers to increase exponentially this season.


“The charity jersey nights sum up what we, as a team, are trying to do here,” stated Dallas Mavericks General Manager and Legends Owner Donnie Nelson.  “The Legends are here to serve and make a positive impact on the community.  Our brand is this community so we showcase that with our uniforms and in-game atmosphere.”

The jersey nights are designed to benefit the charity in funding and exposure, but also to benefit the Legends fan base by educating them on the outreach opportunities in North Texas and providing new avenues for philanthropic efforts.

“Our fans are excited about it,” said Nelson.  “They know there’s nothing normal about coming out to one of our games and this is another avenue we’ve taken to involve them.  They get to feel part of something bigger than themselves and bigger than the sport of basketball, and our fans have really rallied around that.”

As in years past, the evenings vary greatly in size of charity and of sponsor, but each night has a unique purpose and passion.  The full schedule of specialty jersey nights including sponsors follows.


Date Jersey Night Opponent Tickets
11/12/2016 Book It Night Fed by Pizza Hut Maine Red Claws Buy Tickets!
11/26/2016 Mercy Street West Dallas Night presented by The Stisser Family Salt Lake City Stars Buy Tickets!
12/1/2016 Plano ISD Night Taught by NTTData Greensboro Swarm Buy Tickets!
12/14/2016 Habitat for Humanity Built by Capital One Reno Bighorns Buy Tickets!
12/16/2016 Turning Point Night presented by Texas811 Westchester Knicks Buy Tickets!
12/30/2016 Texas Legends Care Night presented by FedEx Office Reno Bighorns Buy Tickets!
1/11/2017 Living For Zachary Night Iowa Energy Buy Tickets!
1/13/2017 FISD Night Taught by Community National Title Rio Grande Valley Vipers Buy Tickets!
1/14/2017 Kid U Night presented by Ryan, LLC Rio Grande Valley Vipers Buy Tickets!
1/27/2017 Military Night presented by Swypit Austin Spurs Buy Tickets!
2/1/2017 Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County Night Designed by Raytheon Los Angeles D-Fenders Buy Tickets!
2/3/2017 Boys and Girls Clubs of Dallas County Presented by AT&T Oklahoma City Blue Buy Tickets!
2/4/2017 City House Night Presented by OrthoTexas Sioux Falls Skyforce Buy Tickets!
2/7/2017 Make-A-Wish Night presented by Healthcare Highways Santa Cruz Warriors Buy Tickets!
2/11/2017 WOKC Night presented by ZTE Iowa Energy Buy Tickets!
2/22/2017 Frisco Fast Pacs Night presented by the Benson Group Los Angeles D-Fenders Buy Tickets!
2/24/2017 After School All Stars Night presented by JCPenney Oklahoma City Blue Buy Tickets!
2/25/2017 National Breast Cancer Foundation Night Sioux Falls Skyforce Buy Tickets!
3/3/2017 Goodwill Night presented by KIA Salt Lake City Stars Buy Tickets!
3/4/2017 Hispanic Heritage Night presented by Tri County Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Long Island Nets Buy Tickets!
3/7/2017 Community Empowerment Night presented by KVGI Northern Arizona Suns Buy Tickets!
3/9/2017 Minnie’s Food Pantry Night driven by Toyota Northern Arizona Suns Buy Tickets!
3/11/2017 Operation Homefront Night Built by Home Depot Delaware 87ers Buy Tickets!
3/25/2017 Salvation Army Night presented by Smith Thompson Home Security Austin Spurs Buy Tickets!


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