Love, Dirk

Beloved Dallas Mavs champ serves up star-studded tennis tourney

Beloved Dallas Mavs champ serves up star-studded tennis tourney

Dirk Nowitzki, Jessica Nowitzki, Danielle Cardinal, Brian Cardinal
Dirk Nowitzki, Jessica Nowitzki, Danielle Cardinal, Brian Cardinal Photo by Danny Bollinger
: Dirk Nowitzki, Owen Wilson
Dirk Nowitzki and Owen Wilson meet at the net. Photo by Danny Bollinger
Mercedes Owens, Dwight Powell
Mercedes Owens, Dwight Powell Photo by Danny Bollinger
Dave Ross, Jessica Nowitzki, Nancy Rogers,  Rick Carlisle, Owen Wilson
Dave Ross, Jessica Nowitzki, Nancy Rogers, Rick Carlisle, Owen Wilson Photo by Danny Bollinger
Kim Whitman, Charlotte Anderson
Kimberly Whitman, Charlotte Jones Anderson Photo by Danny Bollinger
Sue Gragg, Jimmy Gragg
Sue Gragg, Jimmy Gragg Photo by Danny Bollinger
Amos Lee
Amos Lee Photo by Danny Bollinger
Dirk Nowitzski, Amos Lee
Dirk Nowitzki strikes a chord with Amos Lee. Photo by Danny Bollinger
Group Shot
Group photo at the Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic Photo by Danny Bollinger
Allison Micheletti, Mike Modano
Allison Micheletti, Mike Modano Photo by Danny Bollinger
Andy Roddick, Owen Wilson
Andy Roddick, Owen Wilson Photo by Danny Bollinger
Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson Photo by Danny Bollinger
Dirk Nowitzki, Jessica Nowitzki, Danielle Cardinal, Brian Cardinal
: Dirk Nowitzki, Owen Wilson
Mercedes Owens, Dwight Powell
Dave Ross, Jessica Nowitzki, Nancy Rogers,  Rick Carlisle, Owen Wilson
Kim Whitman, Charlotte Anderson
Sue Gragg, Jimmy Gragg
Amos Lee
Dirk Nowitzski, Amos Lee
Group Shot
Allison Micheletti, Mike Modano
Andy Roddick, Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson

What: Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic

Where: The Joule and Southern Methodist University Tennis Center

The 411: Dirk and Jessica Nowitzki kicked off the weekend by welcoming Dallas Mavericks teammates and other major donors to an exclusive party at The Joule hotel. Post dinner, guests were treated to a lively auction (not surprisingly, there were several big-ticket sports items) and an intimate performance by Amos Lee.

The following morning, Dirk and friends headed to the courts at SMU Tennis Center to entertain a sold-out crowd. Tennis pros and amateurs battled it out in the 95-degree Texas heat. Pro tennis player Donald Young and amateur Justin Whitman defeated Mavs point-guard J.J. Barea and amateur Jim McKinney in the championship match.

Also participating in the weekend events were Dallas native and actor Owen Wilson, International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Andy Roddick (who won MVP at Dirk’s Celebrity Baseball event in June), former Dallas Stars legend and Hall of Famer Mike Modano, and current and past tennis pros Tommy HaasMichael Russell, Benjamin Becker, and Mark Knowles

Nowitzki decided to donate funds raised to families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Mavs owner Mark Cuban generously matched the proceeds of $960,000, helping to raise a total of $1.92 million. Learn more about Dirk's foundation here.

Who: Tiffany Cuban, Charlotte Jones Anderson, Sue and Jimmy Gragg, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Nancy Rogers, Devin Harris, Angela Ruble, Rick Carlisle, Donnie Nelson, Jamahl Moseley, Harrison Barnes, Dwight Powell, Brian Cardinal, and Scott Tomlin.