While up in Orlando for NBA All-Star Weekend and the accompanying festivities, my Main Apple Scrapple, Dwyane Wade, also put in some charity work. His mission, as always, was to contribute to the improvement of young lives in the local community and to encourage fathers to play an active role in the lives of their children.
On Friday, D-Wade kicked off the All-Star Weekend festivities, by hosting the “Fatherhood Heroes” Roundtable Discussions event with special guests from the White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships and Office of Public Engagement. The event honored and recognized those whose lives and work exemplify the goals of the President’s Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative.
Later that same day, Dwyane unveiled two new basketball courts for Tangelo Park Elementary School that he refurbished with his foundation, the Wade’s World Foundation. The event was held to celebrate the students’ hard work throughout the school year and to encourage them to stay physically fit year round.
On Saturday, for the fifth year in a row, Wade hosted his “All-Star Luncheon” along with chairperson, Harris Rosen (President & COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts). The luncheon featured performances by Grammy Award-winning artist Estelle. All funds raised by the Wade’s World Foundation from this event went to directly support the Orlando-based charity Tangelo Park Program, a community-based educational initiative to benefit children and families living in the Tangelo Park neighborhood.