A “Lil Positivity”: D. Wade Loves The Kids Too

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Bron Bron wasn’t the only Miami Heat who took advantage of all the money in L.A. during All-Star Weekend to raise awareness to a good cause.

As a matter of fact, Dwayne Wade raised money for two kids causes out in Los Angeles.

On Thursday, February 18, Dwyane hosted 50 female athletes from the Manual Arts High School to unveil a brand new basketball court that he refurbished through his foundation, the Wade’s World Foundation. He was joined by WNBA superstar Tina Thompson of the LA Sparks. A separate, larger gymnasium, reserved primarily for the male athletes, is currently undergoing its own renovations. To “level the playing field” Dwyane felt compelled to assist with an overhaul of the girl’s gym, which included the installation of new flooring, backboards, scoreboards, and lighting. (Photo attached, Credit: Bob Metelus).

On Saturday, February 19, Dwyane hosted a charity luncheon at the Montage Beverly Hills in an effort to give back to the city of Los Angeles. Along with Frank Marshall of the Kennedy Marshall Company, Dwyane and his Wade’s World Foundation raised money for the local non-profit, MLA Partner Schools, an organization working to improve the education, health and social outcomes for thousands of youth in South L.A. The luncheon was emceed by actress and TV personality Sherri Shepherd and featured performances by John Legend. Guests in attendance included producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Russell Simmons, Alonzo Mourning, Jordin Sparks, Gabrielle Union, Fabolous, Mark Harmon, Michael Strahan, Shaun Robinson and NY Giants player Justin Tuck.

You gotta love a young brother doing good in the community. More photos below.

photos: Bob Metelus

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