Caliber Home Loans recently partnered with the basketball franchise in celebration with Veterans Day at the NBA’s Hoops for Troops community outreach program.
“Any time we get an opportunity to partner up with the military and do community outreach, we want to do it,” Bryan Bergjans, national director of military & veteran lending for Caliber Home Loans, stated. “The best way to get involved in the community is by doing stuff like this, so partnering up with Mavericks and having an opportunity to partner up with the Air Force really allows us to get involved with our community partners and show our commitment to serving the military and helping.”
Caliber employees, along with Dallas Mavericks players, and several active military members, prepared 10,000 meals for families in the Dallas area.
The meals were then distributed by Feeding Children Everywhere, a global organization that specializes in feeding needy children.
“Every year the NBA and all of the teams come together to celebrate Hoops For Troops week,” Katie Edwards, the Director of Community Relations for the Mavs, told Mavs.com. “It’s a great time for the team, our players and all of our staff and volunteers to join with the military, and we work side-by-side to give back to the community.”
“We’ll do this every year and we like to change our impact and really do lots of different things. We’ve built wheelchair ramps, we’ve done partnerships with the food bank, and this year we were partnered with Feeding Children Everywhere to assemble the meals for those in need who are here in North Texas.”
Last month, one channel lender joined forces with the Dallas Mavericks to support the local community.