Saturday, October 13, 2007

Nash & Wade's Caring Contributions

Dwyane Wade and Steve Nash are two of the NBA's top point guards on the court, but off the court their contributions are just as mighty. The two basketball superstars were recently profiled in USA Weekend, as they were chosen to be amongst the 2007 Most Caring Athletes. Both men give back a lot in terms of time, money and effort to their communities as well as other parts of the country and in other countries. USA Weekend discusses the photo shoot the two stars had as well as their charitable work,

From USA Weekend:

"Wade launched his, Wade's World Foundation, in his rookie year. "I just liked the sound of the name," he says, in a playful mood. " 'Wade's World! Wade's World!' Just like the two guys in the movie Wayne's World."

Wade's World hosts an annual, week-long free summer camp for 600 kids in Robbins. It also stages an annual Christmas party for 250 children in South Florida at a local amusement park. And after the Heat won the championship in 2006, Wade chartered two buses from Miami to take 100 local children to Disney World for free. He partnered with Staples on a park improvement program in South Florida. And, this past winter holiday, he donated shoes and clothes to Katrina victims.

Nash's activities include supporting AIDS awareness efforts in Vancouver; meeting with cancer patients in New York before a Suns/Knicks game; refurbishing basketball courts for young people in Phoenix; and a fundraising campaign for Hospital de Clinicas in Asuncion, Paraguay, one of that country's oldest hospitals."

Read the full USA Weekend article here.

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