Mavericks team up with Boys & Girls Club to spread Christmas cheer tonight

CHAMPIONSHIP COACH:  Steve Tucker, who steered Shreveport to another pro basketball title last summer, will head a contingent of Mavericks personnel supporting the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Shreveport this evening at a Christmas event for local kids.


The Shreveport Mavericks pro basketball organization is partnering with the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Shreveport to help stage tonight’s community Christmas event from 4:30-6:30 on the Fair Grounds complex.

The “Kicks for Kids” surprise Christmas party will be held at the club’s headquarters at 2821 Greenwood Road, near the site of the former Fair Grounds Field baseball stadium.

Mavs coach Steve Tucker and some players and staff will participate in helping spread holiday cheer, and shoes, to local youth. For information about the club or the event, call 318-636-3313 or visit online, or go to the club’s Facebook page.

The SMavs are pointing toward the 2023 season, when they will defend their championship in The Basketball League in a season running from March 1 to May 26 before playoffs start. Last summer, the Mavs finished 27-8.