Since After-School All-Stars North Texas kicked off their Rising Stars Luncheon, they have had some heavy hitters, literally, as their keynote speakers, including Drew Brees, Jose Altuve and Dak Prescott.
The 2020 Rising Stars Luncheon Co-Chairs Marybeth and Kevin Conlon and Nicole and Tommy Somerville have hit another home run with this year’s speaker. Or, perhaps it should be a three-pointer. On Tuesday, May 5, Dallas Mavs great Dirk Nowitzki will be on stage at Brook Hollow.
Besides having set a record by being the “first player in NBA history to play 21 seasons for one franchise,” Dirk time and time again set records on the basketball court. He is “the only player to record at least 31,000 points, 10,000 assists, 1,000 steals, 1,000 blocks and 1,000 three-point field goals.”
But not all his successes have come on the hardwood. Over the decades he has served as a role model for others while quietly supporting North Texas children. Whether it was visiting patients at Children’s Medical Center Dallas with no media coverage or setting up a foundation with his wife Jessica Nowitzki to “promote the well-being, health and education for children who need it most,” the seven-foot power forward placed children as the priority.
And his being part of the After-School All-Stars North Texas fundraiser is timed perfectly.
According to ASAS North Texas Executive Director Marissa Castro Mikoy, “ASAS North Texas has experienced significant growth within the recent past, now serving over 900 students in Dallas. We take pride in our ability to foster a safe and positive environment that allows the youth we serve to be successful in their lives. By designing and implementing program initiatives rooted in health and fitness, STEM education, and career readiness, ASAS not only promotes success in school and life but also empowers our All-Stars to give back to their community.”
Sponsorships are available now. Individual tickets will be available at a later date.