UTD’s Callier Center, UT Southwestern
To Benefit from Oct. 26 Dallas Mavericks Game

Dallas MavericksDALLAS (Oct. 12, 2004) — In a move that will benefit the joint hearing impaired program at The University of Texas at Dallas’ Callier Center for Communication Disorders and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the Dallas Mavericks will host “A Night to Benefit People With Hearing Loss And Deafness” on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Mavericks’ game against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., and portions of the proceeds from ticket sales will fund efforts at UTD’s Callier Center, which is renowned for its clinical, educational and research programs in communication disorders, as well as UT Southwestern physicians who work with Callier . The Callier Center is part of UTD’s School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Following the game, all participants in the benefit will have an opportunity to take a free throw shot on the basketball court.

A limited number of tickets located in the Terrace Level corners are available for $31, as well as in the Terrace Level sides and ends for $39. All tickets are subject to availability, and only a limited number are available. They can be obtained only by contacting Randell Holmes of the Dallas Mavericks and are not available through the Mavericks box office. This special ticket offer must be mentioned in order to benefit the Callier Center and UT Southwestern. Holmes can be reached at 214-658-7113 or randell.holmes@dallasmavs.com.

The dollar amount of the Mavericks’ contribution to the two institutions is dependent on the number of tickets sold.

Those interested in taking the free throw shot should meet immediately following the game in sections 101 and 124 on the Plaza Level.

About the Callier Center

Established in 1962, the Callier Center for Communication Disorders is nationally recognized for advances in the treatment and prevention of hearing, speech and language disorders that affect individuals of all ages, from infants to seniors. The center is located on Inwood Road in Dallas, adjacent to such major medical facilities as The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, St. Paul University Hospital and Parkland Memorial Hospital. The center educates future clinicians and researchers, offers state-of-the-art clinical and educational services and conducts innovative research. In late 2003, UTD opened a 23,500-square-foot satellite facility of the Callier Center on its campus in Richardson. The new facility offers many of the same services as the original Callier Center to residents of North Dallas and Collin County with speech, language or hearing problems.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.

About UT Southwestern

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, specializing in Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders; cancer; heart disease and stroke; pediatric illnesses, birth defects and inherited disorders; infectious diseases, immunology and bioterror defense; and basic genetic and molecular research, computational biology and biotechnology; as well as many other medical and research areas. For additional information about UT Southwestern, please visit the medical center’s web site at www.utsouthwestern.edu.