Miami Heat Superstar Dwayne Wade spoke at the Carnival’s Scholarship eighth annual end of the year ceremony that took place on June 11. The program is designed to help kids who are at risk get an opportunity to learn about the business world from a professional’s point of view, and all of these students have a chance to get some college scholarship funds towards furthering their education. Carnival’s Scholarship & Mentoring Program has already given 60 high school seniors such financial assistance that as totaled to over $2 million dollars, and they are closely operated along with Big Brothers Big Sisters. It is because of organizations like this that lives are being changed each year for the betterment of our country. Wade’s presence definitely helped the students feel valuable, as they are familiar with the basketball player and have great respect for him.
The 6’4 Chicago native is actually one of the best known players in the country, as his jersey has been in the top three sellers in the United States for the last two year. Wade played college ball for Marquette University for three years before getting selected by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft where he has built a big name for himself and still plays today.
The three-time NBA Champion also joined the USA Men’s Basketball National Team in the mid-2000’s and competed in both the 2004 and 2008 Olympic games, bringing home a gold and a bronze medal. The 11-time NBA All-Star also created The Wade’s World Foundation in 2003 that gives support to community organizations that help at risk kids get on track for a better life and education.
The shooting guard attended the end of the year ceremony for Carnival’s Eighth Scholarship & Mentoring Program this June, and hopefully his words of inspiration will stay with the kids as they continue on to college and their careers.