Thursday, December 25, 2008

Dwyane Wade seems like a (really) good dude

A cool story from the AP through (hat tip: C-J) that reminds me of one of his commercials: Wade equips an inner city (community or high school?) basketball team with stuff from the back of his SUV...and then the punchline: he gives the keys to the SUV to the coach. Here's the recent, real-life, extended version of that commerical...

When Dwyane Wade heard the plight of a South Florida woman whose nephew accidentally burned down her home -- and ruined all the family's possessions -- the Miami Heat star knew he had to do something.

So he helped the family move into a new home, just in time for Christmas.

Wade presented Dawn Smith with the ultimate Christmas gift on Wednesday -- the keys to a her new house, along with some furnishings, clothing and gifts to make sure her family has a joyous holiday, something that didn't seem likely just a few weeks ago.

His Wade's World foundation will make some payments on the home, while Smith and her family get back on their feet....

Wade's other holiday events this year included a party for 350 children on Monday, and hosting 100 kids at Tuesday night's Heat game...He also donated $10,000 to each of three children's organizations, but said he was particularly touched by being able to assist the Smith family....


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