Basketball player Dwyane Wade recently hosted his 5th Annual All-Star Weekend charity events in Orlando, Florida. Inspired by President Obama’s Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative, Wade along with his foundation, Wade’s World, hosted events meant to strengthen the father-child relationship.


Wade began the festivities with a “Fatherhood Heroes” Roundtable Discussion. As the player’s press release statement explains,

“On Friday, February 24, to kick off the All-Star Weekend festivities, Wade hosted the ‘Fatherhood Heroes’ Roundtable Discussions event with special guests from the White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships and Office of Public Engagement. Together they helped shine a positive spotlight on responsible dads and moms who support responsible fatherhood in the Orlando community.  The event honored and recognized those whose lives and work exemplify the goals of the President’s Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative. Later that day, Dwyane, in partnership with the Tangelo Park Program, 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 and was emceed by Lauren Rowe, co-anchor of Channel 6 News in Orlando. 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.”

Find out more information about Wade’s World Foundation here!

The picture above shows Dwyane with Dada (Dwyane’s nephew), and sons Zion and Zaire at the All-Star Luncheon.

Photo: Bob Metelus



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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