On Sunday, June 30, 2013, Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade will be honored with the BET Awards ‘13 Humanitarian Award. Hosted by Chris Tucker, the show will also include performances by woman batterer Chris Brown and urination fetishist R. Kelly and many more.
Dwyane Wade, affectionately known as D. Wade hails from Richards High School in Oak Lawn, IL, Robbins, IL and Marquette University. Currently facing the Indiana Pacers in game seven of 2013 NBA Eastern Conference Finals, Dwyane Wade is a role model for basketball fans everywhere. He founded the Wade’s World Foundation in 2003, which provides educational support in the focus area of literacy, health, and mentor/fatherhood initiatives to youth in communities primarily in Chicago, Milwaukee, and the South Florida region.
Dwyane Wade is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of fatherhood. In 2011, he was appointed to President Obama’s Fatherhood Task Force and this past year became a New York Times best-selling author of A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball.
Dwyane Wade joins a list of BET Awards Humanitarian recipients who have been honored for their philanthropic efforts toward charitable causes including Reverend Al Sharpton, Steve Harvey, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Wyclef Jean, Quincy Jones, Don Cheadle, Harry Belafonte, Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington, Danny Glover, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Muhammad Ali.
The basketball court at Richards high is now named Dwyane Wade Court.
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