Billionaire owners of the Cowboys and Mavericks each donate $1 million for Dallas ISD
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Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban each announced their million-dollar donation for Dallas ISD to recover from last weekend’s tornado.
Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner, announced that the team made a $1-million donation to Dallas ISD to help them rebuild their football field at Thomas Jefferson High School, nearly one week after this school was destroyed by a tornado.
The donations comes a few days after Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, informed that he would grant $100,000 to support Dallas ISD schools which were affected badly by the storms. The Mavericks owner wrote in a tweet Saturday afternoon that he would match Jones’ donation.
According to The Dallas Morning News, Cuban confirmed that he is spending $1 million on donating Dallas ISD for their using at its discretion.
Jones’ announcement was made on Saturday morning before the match between Thomas Jefferson High School and Spruce High School at Loos Stadium in Addison, a game which was rescheduled due to Sunday’s storms. The fund will contribute to help replace equipment which was lost after a strong EF-3 tornado fell into the school on Walnut Hill Lane.
Jones said, “We certainly have been panic by how it damaged and destroyed our community, but without a doubt, the sports’ foundation … is right here, on this field, on this Saturday morning. It’s right here with our amateur sports, and with our youth.”