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Mark Cuban to Donate $1 Million to Support Dallas Police After Orlando Shooting

June 16, 2016  | 

Mark Cuban on the ABC TV show "Shark Tank." (Photo: ABC)
Mark Cuban on the ABC TV show "Shark Tank." (Photo: ABC)

Technology billionaire and owner of the NBA Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban plans to donate $1 million to the Dallas Police Department, in support of its response in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting.

The money will fund about 16,000 hours of overtime for the department as it boosts counterterrorism efforts, according to a Wednesday statement from the city. Police are beefing up their security measures after 49 people were killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The gunman later died in a shootout with police.

"I'm proud to be able to help the City of Dallas," Cuban said in a statement.

"It was the right thing to do and I will do more of it in a future," Cuban told CNBC in a Wednesday email.

Comments (4)

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John retired IA PD @ 6/16/2016 10:40 PM

Thank you Mark Cuban for your support of law enforcement.

TX Lawman @ 6/17/2016 6:26 AM

Mark Cuban donates a lot of money to police and to groups helping underprivileged citizens. He also sponsors camps for kids. He has a very giving heart.

kevcopAz @ 6/17/2016 7:24 AM

I don't know much about Cubans philanthropic activities in the past, but hope this is from the heart and not based on his current political ambitions. Just saying. But I guess either way the money is going to a good cause and may prevent deaths in the future, both victims and officers.

Jim White @ 6/17/2016 9:19 AM

I am a supporter of Mark Cuban ever since I've watched him on TV helping people start and run business ventures, I know it also makes him money but I have seen him help out youngsters just to get them started. I have been in LE for 33 years now and am glad to see him help out the Dallas PD, Lord knows we can use all the help we can get.

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