Sponsor-A-Child Program


The Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavs Sponsor-A-Child Program provides funds to help team members travel to the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.   Travel cost per player is estimated at $2000.  Our goal is to find a $500 pledges for each child.  

Team Stats

  • The Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavs is a competitive wheelchair basketball team for children with motor challenges
  • Players travel from all over North Texas to practice at Bachman Recreational Center in Dallas. 
  • Players range in age from 5 years to 18years
  • Our team goals include increasing motor skill, developing friendships and providing players with the opportunity to advance to the collegiate level of play, post high school. 
  • The Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavs emphasize academics with No Pass - No Play standards
  • The Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavs JV division has achieved back to back national championships in 2010 and again 2011
  • The Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavs Prep division achieved its first national championship in 2011. 


  • An interested company or individual pledges to support a player that matches criteria selected by that company.     (Please fill out Pledge Form)
  • The company or individual donates the pledged money to the Dallas Jr W/C Mavs by sending a check to our P.O. Box.     (Enclose Pledge Form)
  • The Dallas Jr Mavs Coaches/Board selects the player who best matches the company’s criteria. 
  • The company receives the Player’s biography indicating criteria match 2 weeks prior to the National Tournament. 
  • The child’s parent turns in receipts indicating Travel and Hotel expenses to the Dallas Jr Mavs Board within 14 business days of the National Tournament. 
  • The parent then receives a reimbursement check from the Dallas Jr Mavs for $500 to reimburse player’s parent for the Travel and Hotel Expenses that occurred at the national games.

**A child can only receive one “Sponsor-A-Child” pledge per year. 

**In circumstances when one child meets criteria for 2 sponsorships the next closest match will be honored. 

**Team General Funds will be utilized to support players who do not receive sponsorship from outside companies. 

Pledge Form

Your financial support will provide opportunities to help The Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavs continue to develop a program that maximizes opportunities for children with physical challenges across North Texas.  

Please complete the following: 

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 Sponsorship Criteria

o   Highest Grade Point Average Prep Team  

o   Highest Grade Point Average JV Team 

o   Highest Grade Point Average Varsity Team 

o   Oldest Player

o   Youngest Player

o   Player with who lives greatest distance from team practice facility at Bachman Recreational Center in Dallas.

o   Most Improved Aug to Jan1 (Coaches selection)

o   Best Effort Aug – Jan1 (Coaches Selection)

o   Sportsmanship  Award (Coaches selection)

o   Best Defensive Player – Prep (Coaches Selection)

o   Best Defensive Player – JV (Coaches Selection)

o   Best Defensive Player – Varsity (Coaches Selection)

o   Player who lives in  ______________ City

o   Player with most game Baskets Aug – Jan1 – Prep (Official Score Book)

o   Player with most game Baskets Aug - Jan – JV   (Official Score Book)

o   Player with most Aug - Jan Baskets  Aug - Jan – Varsity   (Official Score Book)

o   Player with birthday closest to start of Nationals

o   Demonstrates most financial needs (Coaches and Board President Selects)

 Thank you for partnering with the Dallas Jr W/C Mavs. 





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Coaches Information

Blue Team Coach:

Jermell Pennie

Michael White

White Team Coach:

Darlene Hunter

Prep Coach:

Michelle Curry

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