Miami Heat point guard Dwyane Wade hosted the Fatherhood Heroes round table discussion during the NBA’s All Star Weekend festivities in Orlando, Florida recently.
The event was part of President Obama’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative. D. Wade was joined by White House official Joshua Dubois and more. The goal of the discussion was to raise awareness about the importance of being involved in the lives of children.
Wade was asked to join Obama’s fatherhood task force in 2011, shortly after he gained sole custody of his two sons following a long custody battle with his now ex-wife Siohvaughn Wade.
In a blog for Huffington Post in June 2010, he wrote, “I’ve never been at a loss for nicknames. There’s D-Wade and Flash. I love them both, but to be honest, no label sounds as good to me as Daddy.”