DALLAS, TX -- Call it a blue Christmas – as in Dallas Mavericks blue.
"It’s very cool, it’s something we all enjoy; to be able to give them presents after a meal and they get to see us up close and personal and take pictures. It’s good for us and for them,” Mavericks point guard Devin Harris said.
Yeah, some star players who’ve been giving gifts of tidings and joy on the court, are now spreading some holiday cheer and a whole lot of Sparkle.
"Oh, it’s awesome – I have a good time, they have a good time; I learn from them, see what’s going on in their world, spend time with them – it’s always fun, especially around this time,” Mavericks point guard JJ Barea explained.
Mavs fan favorites -- Devin Harris, Raymond Felton, Monta Ellis and JJ Barea hosted a very special Christmas dinner for some very special and deserving kids.
"Oh, they just asked me if I’m a basketball player. That’s was good – it was fun,” Barea joked.
50-children from Rainbow Days enjoyed some memorable merriment at the Hilton Anatloe. Rainbow Days is a support service that helps keep kids on the right track.
"It’s a lot of fun i like it!” Melexi said.
"I've met the cheerleaders, and watched TV on the bus,” another child added.
Well, looks like the kids in attendance were on the fast-track to festive fun. They were treated to dinner with Champ, the players and the big man himself. What’s more, lots of spirited smiles were unwrapped as each child received a special gift from the Mavs.
Now, that’s a meaningful victory worth more than any final score.