National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) has named Heat star Dwyane Wade a recipient of a 2011 Fatherhood Award(tm) for his “substantial contribution to strengthening involved, responsible, and committed fatherhood.”
Wade, who was recently awarded custody of his children, says of the award, “I am so thrilled to be given this award, especially because it is in recognition of most important thing in my life, my kids. Nothing in the world compares to the happiness that they bring me each and every day,” said Wade. “I know that my biggest responsibility is to be there for them 100% and to demonstrate to other fathers that it is possible to be a strong male figure in your children’s lives regardless of what else is going on in your life.”
Roland C. Warren, president of NFI, says, “This Fatherhood Award(tm) reflects Dwyane’s commitment to being the kind of dad his sons need him to be. He gives dads everywhere a great example of what it means to be an involved, responsible, and committed father.”
Website: Check out Fatherhood.org for more.
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