Basketball great Dwyane Wade and Wade's World Foundation (WWF) will celebrate dual 10th anniversaries with a benefit gala on Friday, September 6, at the Peninsula Chicago. Dwyane will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of his foundation and his 10th year in the NBA with the Miami Heat. The evening will also honor comedian/talk show host Steve Harvey and wife Marjorie along with Laura Ricketts (Cubs co-owner) with Excellence in Philanthropy Awards.
Starting at 6:30 p.m. with a reception on the Shanghai Terrace, the event will also include a Red Carpet reception, dinner, cocktails and live performances. Former CNN reporter, TJ Holmes, will serve as the emcee. Surprise guest performances will highlight a tribute to Wade.
Wade's World Foundation provides support to community-based organizations that promote education, health and social skills for children in at-risk situations. As part of the 10th anniversary celebration, D. Wade and WWF will host a series of events to support our youth and the work of his foundation.
"I'm 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, ” said Wade.
For info on the foundation, click here and for tickets ($350), contact D. Williams Public Relations Group (312.243.9060)