Sandals Foundation, NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade Donate 300 Basketball Shoes to Turks & Caicos Youth!

Clement Howell  Basketball Team

Raymond Gardiner  Basketball Team

H J Robinson Basketball TeamProvidenciales, 25 Sept 2015 – The philanthropic arm of Beaches Resort, the Sandals Foundation along with NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade & Partners donated 300 Basketball shoes to several government schools across the Turks & Caicos.

Basketball players at high schools in South Caicos, Grand Turk, North Caicos and Providenciales all received a brand new pair the Miami Heats star signature brand “Way of Wade” Basketball shoes to further the skills and love of the sports.

“We are very grateful for this donation, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to Dwyane Wade as well as Beaches and the Sandals Foundation” said, Camiko Lewis, Head Coach and Sports Development Officer of Marjorie Basden High, “Historically our team have been the powerhouse in the inter-high school basketball tournaments, we promise to make full use of the sneakers to foster better skills, the love of the sports and of course bring more championships home to South Caicos.”

Principal of the Raymond Gardiner, Janet Wilkin also commented on the great initiative, “ Educational and motivation through sports is one that we value here at Raymond Gardiner,” she said, “These new basketball shoes will only help our students excel in sports, we are very grateful for this donation”

The “Way of Wade” Basketball Shoes were donated by Li-Ning® in support of the
GAME CHANGER partnership with The Sandals Foundation & Wade’s World

Last year, the Sandals Foundation announced its three-year premiere partnership with NBA Champion Dwyane Wade, and his charitable organization, Wade’s World Foundation. Together, the two non-profit foundations plan to launch programs and initiatives to benefit youth in the Turks & Caicos and the Caribbean.

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 medalist, 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 Adam Stewart, President of the Sandals Foundation. “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, Dwyane 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.

Basketball players at the Marjorie Basden High School in South Caicos, H.J Robinson High in Grand Turk, Raymond Gardiner in North Caicos and Clement Howell High School in Providenciales all received a brand new pair the Miami Heats star signature brand Way of Wade Basketball shoes to further the skills and love of the sports.

Other basketball shoes donation will include Sandals Foundation Sponsored school Enid Capron Primary, Neighboring school Ianthe Pratt Primary as well as Oseta Jolly Primary. Additional shoes will also be donated to Basketball clubs.

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