Dallas Mavericks: Fans can’t miss Dirk Nowitzki’s Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Michael Prengler/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Michael Prengler/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki is hosting his annual Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game on June 7, and fans are not going to want to miss out.

Dallas Mavericks great Dirk Nowitzki announced his retirement at season’s end. His Hall of Fame career ended after 21 seasons with Dirk in the top ten in career scoring, games, minutes, and field goals made. Words cannot describe the impact Nowitzki had on the Mavericks and the NBA.

Dirk continues to make his mark through his charity work. His annual Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game takes place at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas on Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. CT. Fans are not going to want to miss it. There are limited tickets still available here.

Let us take a look at the announced participants and what makes the game stand out.

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Mavs in the game

Dirk is headlining the event. He is one of the best players in NBA history, but plenty of other current Mavs are supporting his cause. Dwight Powell, Devin Harris, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Jalen Brunson are all scheduled to be playing in the game. Mavs great J.J. Barea will be the manager this year as he recovers from his torn Achilles. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is also taking part in this year’s game. It is not just current Mavs.

New York Knicks point guard and former Maverick Dennis Smith Jr. is playing on June 7.

Cowboys players too

The game is not just limited to Mavericks personnel, though. Dallas Cowboys’ stars Ezekiel Elliot and Dak Prescott are committed to being on the diamond. Three other Cowboys are scheduled to appear in the game. Linebacker Jaylon Smith will be joined by defensive backs Chidobe Awuzie and Xavier Woods on Friday.

Having fun for a good cause

The event will be a ton of fun. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. with first pitch scheduled for 7:30 p.m. There will be a fireworks display after the game as well.

All the proceeds benefit The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation.

Fans can read a bit more about the evening here.

Final thoughts

The 2019 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game is an event Dallas Mavericks fans cannot miss. Tickets are almost sold out, so act fast if you plan on attending. Mavs legend Dirk Nowitzki puts on a tremendous show every year.

Fans can follow the Twitter account for the game @HeroesCelebrity for all the latest on the participants.

If Mavericks fans cannot make this event, they will have one more chance with Dirk’s celebrity tennis tournament later this summer. Both are stellar ways to support a good cause and meet some of your favorite Dallas sports stars.

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