Mark Cuban donating $1M to help benefit Dallas LGBT community

Thursday June 16th, 2016

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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.”

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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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