Mavericks for Human Dignity


The Kansas City Mavericks teamed up with Giving the Basics over the month of January to collect donations, promote the GTB mission, and volunteer their time.

Players Cade Borchardt, Theo Calvas and Jacob Hayhurst played a friendly competition by raising donations to help those in need with hygiene products. Borchardt collected conditioner, Calvas collected deodorant, and Hayhurst collected shampoo. During all January home games, fans were encouraged to bring the item corresponding to their favorite player or place a monetary donation as a way of casting their vote for the competition. The Mavericks raised over $1,000 and coming in the lead was team Borchardt.

On January 20th, the Mavericks invited family and friends of GTB to their home game. Fans were educated on the GTB mission and Giving the Basics Board Member, Bill Marshall, had the honor of dropping the puck to start the game. Donations were raised, but most importantly, more people in the community learned that necessities, such as hygiene products, don’t come easy for some people.

To wrap up the month-long partnership, on January 22nd, Maverick players and their mascot, Mac, came to Giving the Basics to volunteer their time. They toured the warehouse and sorted and packaged product.

We are so thankful for this partnership and appreciate the KC Mavericks for their leadership and willingness to shine a light on us!