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‘Shark Tank’ investor Mark Cuban reportedly donates $50k to Grand Strand domestic violence center

FILE - In tis Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stands on stage...
FILE - In tis Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stands on stage before an NBA basketball press conference in Dallas. Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women’s causes and domestic violence awareness as part of the NBA’s investigation into workplace conditions with his franchise. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)(AP)
Updated: Oct. 19, 2019 at 4:19 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Dallas Mavericks majority owner and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban is reportedly making a large donation to a local cause.

The Family Justice System of Horry and Georgetown Counties took to Facebook Friday to announce the good news.

Family Justice Center receives $50K grant from Mark Cuban: When Kimberly Parsons sent an email to Mark Cuban, owner of...

Posted by Family Justice Center of Georgetown and Horry Counties on Friday, October 18, 2019

Kimberly Parsons, the center’s director, reached out to Cuban via email after learning of his similar philanthropic pursuits.

“It was a wonderful surprise,” said Parsons, who took over as the center’s executive director this year. “I didn’t know if I would hear back, and if I did, I wasn’t really expecting we would receive this large a sum. I just kind of took a shot in the dark.”

Cuban was investigated by the NBA in September of 2018 after claims of workplace harassment from former employees. In a signed agreement with the league, Cuban was ordered to pay a sum of $10 million to various women’s leadership and domestic-violence organizations.

According to the post, the money will be used ‘toward its efforts to provide comprehensive and coordinated services to victims of domestic violence in Georgetown and Horry Counties.’

For more information about the Family Justice Center, visit www.fjcgtownhorry.org.

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