Seats for Soldiers: Wounded warriors honored at Mavericks game

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The Mavericks had some extra special guests watching them play against the Utah Jazz.

Wednesday night was the 14th year for Seats for Soldiers. More than 100 wounded warriors from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio joined veterans from The Adaptive Training Foundation, as well as reserve troops from North Texas, for the free event.

The veterans thanked for their service as they arrived at the American Airlines Center.

“It’s an awesome feeling to see that gratitude people have for us, for what we did and what some continue to do. It’s very heartfelt,” said Ret. Staff Sgt. Bobby Green.

The soldiers also enjoyed a free meal where they got to share their stories of heroism with those running the Mavericks.

Speaking of the Mavs, they put on a heck of a show for the vets and only allowed a franchise record 22 points in the second half. The final score was Dallas 118, Utah 68.

The 50-point margin of victory was the second highest in team history. It was also the worst loss for the Jazz since moving to Utah in 1979.