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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will donate $1 million to fund Dallas’s police presence in LGBT neighborhoods, the city announced Thursday.

Cuban’s donation will be allocated for nearly 16,000 hours of police overtime to be used for counter-terrorism efforts, including a larger police presence in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas, a popular LGBT neighborhood.

“Once again, Mark has demonstrated his devotion to his city by stepping up in a time of need,” Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings said in a statement. “In the wake of national tragedies, we often hear empty talk from politicians and other influencers. With this pledge, Mark shows he is a man of action who cares deeply about his fellow Dallasites.”

U.S. Soccer releases video in support of Orlando shooting victims

Cuban is making the donation in the wake of the shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, were a gunman killed 49 people in the deadliest terror attack since Sept. 11, 2001. 

Cuban has owned the Mavericks since January 2000.

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