The Dallas Mavericks hosted a drive-thru voter registration event at their headquarters today.
event starts at 7 a.m. up to 2 p.m. and helps people register to vote ahead of
the upcoming presidential election.
Blackman, the team's vice president of corporate relations, said, "I'm an
immigrant. I came to this country from Panama City, Panama. And I think the
important thing about this country and the wonderful thing is for all the
services and all the things that you want out of this country, it's to be able
to be an active participant. And I think this country gives you a great
opportunity to do that. That's why the Mavs are here right now to do this voter
Michael Finley, the Mavs' vice president of operations, said, "A lot of people go through life not knowing about the value of voting, the importance of voting. So what we are doing here is not only educating people about the importance of voting but getting them registered, allowing peoples to use their power through the vote."
residents of Dallas County 18 or older can register at the event. They need to
bring in a valid driver's license and social security number.
The Mavs' headquarters is located at 1333 N. Stemmons Freeway, across from the American Airlines Center.
can register to vote until Oct. 5. Early voting starts on Oct. 1.
3 is Election Day.