Prolanthropy is proud to announce the newest addition to its client roster – Dallas Mavericks Shooting Guard Wesley Matthews and his Driven2Greatn3ss Foundation.
Being raised in a single-parent household, Matthews will be using his platform as an NBA player to serve low-income, single-parent families.
After an impressive college career at Marquette, Matthews went undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft.
Though eventually signed by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2010, Matthews suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon in 2015, leaving him a free agent with what some thought would be diminished mobility and leaping ability.
This summer, however, the “Iron Man” became the prized free agent acquisition of the Dallas Mavericks, signing a four-year, $70 million fully guaranteed contract.
Shortly after, Matthews would stand in at an Academy Sports Back-to-School community outreach program for former Dallas Cowboys running back and Prolanthropy client, DeMarco Murray.
“Not only did he meet each child and give gift cards, he went around the store to help the children shop,” said Prolanthropy CEO Jeff Ginn. “He actually made one of the teenage boys put back the super expensive shoes he had chosen for a less expensive pair of shoes, so that he could also get some new school clothes. He was amazing.”
Prolanthropy looks forward to working alongside Matthews to serve and impact the Dallas community as well as his native state of Wisconsin.