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Wade teams up with Sandals

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Wade teams up with Sandals

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New YORK, NY – Celebrating its fifth anniversary, The Sandals Foundation, the official philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), has announced a three-year premiere partnership with NBA Champion Dwyane Wade and his charitable organisation, Wade’s World Foundation. 
Together, the two non-profit foundations will launch programmes and initiatives to benefit youth in underserved communities in the Caribbean and Miami.
Adam Stewart, president of The Sandals Foundation and CEO of Sandals Resorts International, proudly takes this step towards fulfilling his commitment to “changing lives, shaping futures, and uplifting spirits” throughout the Caribbean. It is both Stewart’s mission and passion to elevate youth development in this region. 
This passion is shared by NBA Champion and Team USA Olympic gold medallist, Dwyane Wade, who founded Wade’s World Foundation (WWF) in 2003 to highlight the education of youth, literacy, health and fatherhood.
“We couldn’t think of a more perfect partner for our foundation than Dwyane Wade,” said Stewart. “His commitment to changing the game, both on and off the court, is iconic.  We know that working together we can make a real difference by implementing programs that will have a positive effect amongst children and within the community.
Commenting about the collaboration with the Sandals Foundation, Wade said “This partnership was a natural fit for my Wade’s World Foundation as we both share the same mission to provide today’s youth with the building blocks for success.  I look forward to extending our reach internationally to make a positive impact in the lives of children.”
The partnership’s first collaboration, Game Changer, will give underserved youth access to planned sports, recreation, healthy lifestyles and family engagement as well as and activities including new camps, afterschool training and coaching sessions.  The programme is set to debut later this summer. (PR)