GoVision Teams with Mavericks, FSSW to Benefit West, Texas
Nearly two months after a catastrophic fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people, injured more than 200, and destroyed structures in West, Texas, the Dallas Mavericks and FOX Sports Southwest staged a major event here on Saturday, June 15, to support the restoration effort.
To ensure that all the town's residents had a front-row view of the action, the Mavericks asked GoVision to provide one of its massive mobile LED units for the festivities. The Argyle, Texas-based company sent a 9' x 16' "GoBig" LED screen, comprised of Daktronics PST-16HD tiles, to the event.
"All of us at GoVision were deeply saddened by the tragedy in West, and we've been looking for an opportunity to pitch in to the relief efforts," said Chris Curtis, CEO and president of GoVision LP, a national supplier of customized modular LED walls and turnkey mobile LED units. "We're grateful to the Mavs for reaching out to us, and we were proud to do our part to bring smiles to the faces of the good people of West."
The event tipped off at 10:15am with Opening Ceremonies featuring West Mayor Tommy Muska, Texas Legends assistant general manager Nancy Lieberman, and Mavs legend Rolando Blackman. The Dallas Mavericks Dancers then led a dance camp for girls of all ages, while coaches from the Texas Legends conducted a hoops camp for boys and girls interested in honing their basketball fundamentals. All participants in the camps received a voucher for four tickets to a 2013 Mavs preseason home game.
The day culminated with a "Guns & Hoses" basketball game featuring the men and women of the West police and fire departments. The teams were coached by mavs head Coach Rick Carlisle and Texas Legends general manager Del Harris. All residents of West were invited to attend the game.
The Mavs ManiAACs and Street Team were also in attendance throughout the day. ESPN radio analyst Chuck Cooperstein called the game.
The event concluded around 5:00pm with a check presentation.