Legendary Dallas Mavericks Forward Dirk Nowitzki has always been active with foundations and charities and he’s most recently added another great cause with the Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic which is being held 9/18 from 10am – 2pm at the SMU tennis center in Dallas. For those interested in attending the event the tickets will cost $100 and $41 for kids 12 & under or you can locate more information on the event by visiting dnfoundation.org. While Dirk may not be known for his tennis skills, he’s excited to bring some celebrities together for a great cause including Andy Roddick, John Isner, Benjamin Becker, Boris Kodjoe, J.J. Barea, Harrison Barnes, Mitchell Krueger and Ben Stiller. Dirk shared recently with the media,
“I’m real excited. We’ve been talking about this, planning this for a few years and it never really came together right, but this year we’re doing it and I’m excited,” Nowitzki said. “Great support, great sponsors as always and a great place at SMU. We got some great celebs coming out, should be a blast.”
During Nowitzki’s 18 year NBA career with the Dallas Mavericks he has earned 13 All-Star selections and four All-NBA First Team selections to go with five All-NBA Second Team and three All-NBA Third Team selections. In 2011 he reached the pinnacle of his basketball career, leading the Mavs to an NBA Championship and earning NBA Finals MVP honors.
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