Go ‘head Dwayne, serve that chicken for a good cause!
Dwyane Wade is looking for work and KFC is hiring. On June 30 Wade tweeted “Any1 hiring?,” adding that “I’m available for all bar and bat mitzvah and weddings..but my specialty is balloon animals.” But how about animals plucked and fried in oil? The folks at Kentucky Fried Chicken know a good advertising gimmick when they see one, and have extended the wing of opportunity to Wade: saying in a press release that they’ll donate $250,000 to charity if Wade will take his talents to a KFC drive-thru.
The Colonel’s letter went as follows:
Dear Dwyane Wade,
We couldn’t help but notice your recent tweet about looking for a new line of work in light of the lockout. We’re always looking for folks with precisely your qualifications — initiative, teamwork and the ability to make buckets in a hurry.
We’ve always been proud to call you a former KFC employee and, it goes without saying we’d love to have you back on our team dishing out the World’s Best Chicken, like you dish out assists on the court.
Our offer: Come serve as an honorary captain at a local KFC drive-thru window. And, while we can’t match your most recent salary, we’ll honor your KFC service by making a donation in your name to Colonel’s Scholars, a charity providing young people with much needed college scholarships, if you accept. How’s that for a slam dunk?
So let us know if you’re ready to suit up for our squad (as you’ll remember, we’ve got some pretty cool uniforms). Our original coach, the legendary Colonel Sanders, knew a thing or two about buckets. And who knows, if you make a KFC-team comeback, we might just share some of his secrets with you.
We’ll keep your headset waiting.
General Manager, KFC U.S.
From what we hear, Dwayne used to work a KFC before he was drafted to the the league. A day at the drive-thru should bring back old memories, in addition to helping a charity, $250,000 stacks is serious bidness…