NBA Star Dwyane Wade Partners With the Sandals Foundation

Dwyane Wade and his charitable organization, Wade’s World Foundation, partner up with the Sandals Foundation. Photo Credit: Bob Metelusavaz

The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), and Wade’s World Foundation, NBA star Dwyane Wade’s charitable organization, have joined forces for Game Changer, an integrated sports program to benefit youth in underprivileged communities in South Florida and the Caribbean

“South Florida is not only important to my Foundation, but it serves as a neighboring community to the Caribbean," said Wade in a written release. "The opportunity to partner with the Sandals Foundation was a natural progression to the work we do and affords us the chance to continue to expand our reach internationally providing today’s youth with safe and fun places to learn, explore and develop their potential.”

Financial contributions can now be made through the Sandals Foundation’s website, as well through a new, text-to-donate campaign, which was recently announced during Dwyane Wade’s 6th Annual Brand Wade Summit at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, and allows donors to ‘change the game’ by texting GAME to 41444.
Money raised through the three-year powerhouse relationship between the Sandals Foundation and Wade’s World Foundation will not only give youth access to planned sports, recreation, healthy lifestyle and family engagement, but will also provide for the upgrading and refurbishment of 11 multi-purposed sports courts in the Caribbean and South Florida. 
“We’re thrilled to create awareness for Game Changer with Dwyane Wade and Wade’s World Foundation and to officially get the program off the ground,” said Adam Stewart, president of the Sandals Foundation and CEO of Sandals Resorts International, in a written release. “It’s the first time our Foundation has worked so closely with a celebrity, and while Wade’s enormous popularity means we can reach a wider audience with our message, it’s really his commitment to giving all kids a shot at a better life that makes the foundation proud and honored to work with him.”