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BREAKING: Dwyane Wade announces $3 million donation to Marquette

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Dwyane Wade announced his $3 million gift to Marquette during the first half of Marquette vs Villanova

Former Marquette men’s basketball guard and NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade, will donate $3 million to various programs at Marquette, he announced during the Golden Eagles’ game against Villanova Monday afternoon.

The donation will support three things. First is improving youth literacy rates in Milwaukee through the Tragil Wade-Johnson Summer Reading Program.

Wade has been a big supporter of improving youth literacy rates, even hosting a charity golf event in July alongside Travis Diener to raise money for the program.

Secondly, the donation will create the Wade Scholars, a program which benefits low-income Marquette students. Wade Scholars will allow two students per year to receive full room and board scholarships for their first two years on campus.

Lastly, the money will go towards expanding the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center, something that has been in the planning stages for some time. Part of this means a new men’s basketball practice court, which will be named the “Dwyane Wade Court.”

Rendering of the Dwyane Wade Court. (Courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

“Marquette shaped me into the person I am today. It means a great deal to me and my family to be able to give back to the university to the next level,” Wade said in a statement. “My hope is to continue to transform lives through higher education.”

This article was written by Jack Albright. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter/X @JackAlbrightMU.

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Jack Albright, Executive Sports Editor
Jack Albright is a sophomore from Charlton, Massachusetts studying journalism. He is the Executive Sports Editor of the Marquette Wire for the 2023-24 school year. In his free time, Jack likes to hang out with friends and watch Formula 1. He is excited to write fun stories about all things Marquette athletics and oversee new types of digital content.
Forster Goodrich, Staff Photographer
Forster Goodrich is a sophomore from Lyme, New Hampshire studying digital media. Forster works on the photography desk as a Staff Photographer. Outside of the Wire, he is on the club waterski team, and enjoys everything outdoors. He is looking forward to the upcoming basketball season and getting to photograph games at Fiserv Forum.

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