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Dallas Mavericks turn Fan Clappers into Earth Month inspired Mural

Larry Lease

Dallas Mavericks are taking part in Earth Month by commissioning a unique Dallas Mavericks mural made out of fan clappers.Drew Mentzer/Unsplash

Two North Texas artists spent several days creating a beautiful piece of artwork that will be displayed at the American Airlines Center. This fan-inspired artwork is in honor of Earth Day as the Dallas Mavericks look for ways to give back and preserve this great world.

According to the Mavericks, this piece of artwork stands eight feet tall and is made up of 800 recycled Dallas Mavericks fan clappers weaved throughout the design. The clappers were collected during several games back in November and December. The finished piece of artwork was put on display in Section 113 of the concourse for the Mavericks' final two games. The two people behind this Earth Day-inspired artwork is The Color Condition's Marianne Newsom and local artist Sunny Sliger. The project became a joint venture between the Dallas Mavericks and Michaels Stores.

Basketball fans outside of the Mavericks circle may ask what a fan clapper is. It is a one-of-a-kind secret weapon that "Mavericks Fan for Life" receive on their seats before every game. It is a folded poster that when hit against the palm of the fan's hand creates a loud electric thunder that fills the arena. Most of the time, these clappers are left abandoned after the games. The Dallas Mavericks reported that this year in honor of Earth Month, the team and Michaels decided to recycle these clappers an earth-conscience and sustainability project. Earth Month takes place each April and inspires people to act boldly and find ways to create a better partnership with the planet, because a green future is a strong future.

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