Dwyane Wade Visits Chicago
Miami Heat champion Dwyane Wade is showing love to his hometown this weekend, September 6 and 7. His nonprofit, Wade’s World Foundation, is celebrating 10 years of helping communities across the United States.
The Chicago native has a full schedule of events for the city.
The Wade’s World Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala will be held Friday night at the Peninsula Hotel. Recipients for the 2013 Excellence in Philanthropy Award were honored. These are individuals who have committed to helping disadvantaged youth. Steve Harvey and his wife, Marjorie, are among the honorees.
On Saturday, Wade plans to host the “Live to Dream Festival” at Douglas Park. His foundation has partnered with the City of Chicago to put on a free event full of entertainment for the community. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for free dental and health screenings and check out job opportunities.
“I am very excited to host a weekend of charity events in my hometown of Chicago and to celebrate the ten years of service we have provided to communities across the country,” Wade said in a press release. “I am especially looking forward to the Live to Dream Festival with Mayor Emanuel and the City of Chicago, which will inspire children to dream big by providing them with programs and support to help achieve their dreams. My foundation and I want to stress the importance of after school programs that help keep children focused and safe. ”