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.”
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.