The Dallas Mavericks will pay for the daycare of children of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to the Dallas/Fort Worth CBS affiliate, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time on Wednesday that the NBA organization teamed up with players Luka Doncic and Dwight Powell to set up a program to support healthcare workers.
“You’ve got folks like healthcare workers who aren’t getting near the credit for putting their lives on the line,” Cuban said. “We’re going to pay for daycare for healthcare workers, so people can go to work knowing their kids are taken care of.”
The program provides another purpose, as it is also a way to create jobs.
“Those daycare workers, we’re going to work with different organizations that can check them out and all that,” Cuban said. “That’s going to be new jobs, as well. So people who may not have had jobs before, now will not only be able to get jobs but will have them working with daycare organizations so that healthcare workers can go to work knowing their kids are okay.”
Cuban has been active since the coronavirus pandemic began canceling leagues and closing businesses. He said that he was putting together a package for the Mavericks’ hourly employees in a live TV interview immediately after the NBA announced that it was suspending operations.