Monday, August 29, 2011

Celebrity Philanthropy: Dwyane Wade Hosts 4th Annual Wade's World Charity Weekend

Dwyane Wade Sr. (left) and Dwyane Wade (right) at the Dwyane Wade Father & Son Mentor Camp hosted by the Wade's World Charity Weekend on August 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

CHICAGO - NBA Miami Heat star and Chicago-native Dwyane Wade brought together friends from sports and entertainment for his Wade's World Charity Weekend, a 4-day fundraising event that featured a benefit dinner, bowling event, and youth programs.  Proceeds from the charity weekend benefited the Wade's World Foundation and local Chicago community organizations.

Wade shared, "Chicago is my home and it will always have a special place in my heart. The Wade's World Weekend is all about giving back to the city that helped raise me. I want to make sure the Wade's World Foundation makes a positive footprint within the Chicago-land community. Our mission is to educate kids and help them understand that an education can open the door to opportunity and to a better life."

Dwyane Wade attends the Dwyane Wade Father & Son Mentor Camp, part of the Wade's World Weekend.

Wade visits Chicago public schools as part of the Wade's World Weekend on August 26, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

Dwyane Wade (top) poses with the winners of his talent showcase, Chi-Town's Finest Breakers, during the D Wade Chicago Has Talent Showcase on August 27, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

The mission of Wade's World Foundation is to help inspire and provide support to community-based organizations that promote education, health and social skills for kids in at-risk situations so they have the necessary tools they need to leave a positive footprint within their community and succeed in their life experiences. Since the foundation launched in 2003, Wade and his family have been committed to giving back in Chicago, South Florida and throughout the country. Additional programs supported by Wade's World include The Summer Groove with Alonzo Mourning, Wade's Annual Christmas Party for South Florida youth, spending time at Miami's Children Hospital, fulfilling Make-A-Wish Foundation wishes, providing back-to-school supplies for students and spending time with children and families in need. More information on Wade's World Foundation can be found at

Source: PRNewswire Wade's World Foundation/Photos: Wireimage

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