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Dwyane Wade Hosts Fatherhood Round Table With White House Staff, Visits School During NBA All-Star Weekend (PHOTOS)

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Huffington Post   First Posted: 02/24/2012 4:51 pm Updated: 02/24/2012 5:55 pm

Miami Heat golden boy Dwyane Wade started off his NBA All-Star Weekend by reaching out to his fellow dads and presenting a basketball court to a school -- all while looking super fly in a double-breasted Versace suit.

Friday morning Wade led a Fatherhood Heroes roundtable discussion on Friday at Orlando City Hall, spreading a message to fathers about the importance of being involved in their children’s lives. For the roundtable, part of a series in President Barack Obama’s Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative, Wade was joined by White House official Joshua Dubois, special assistant to the president and executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

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.”

Afterward, he headed to Tangelo Park Elementary School to lead a "Work Hard, Play Hard" rally and unveil new basketball courts. Saturday, he plans to attend a fundraiser for Tangelo Park Program, an educational initiative, where Grammy Award-winning artist Estelle is slated to perform.

Fatherhood Roundtable
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Sean Forehand (Manager, Orange County LINOS Program), Eugene Schneeberg (Director, DOJ Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships), Dwyane Wade, and Joshua DuBois (Special Advisor to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships)