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NBA Champion Dwyane Wade And Gabrielle Union Hosted Fourth Annual A Night On The Runwade

by Kenyatta D. Pious/Publicist

Miami HEAT Champion Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union hosted A Night on the RunWade Presented by Carnival Foundation and Carnival Corporation at The Ice Palace Studios in Miami, FL. The event was emceed by E! TV’s Terrence J.

Event attendees included Ace Hood, DJ Khaled, Timbaland and Miami HEAT basketball players, Chris Andersen, Chris Bosh, Amar’e Stoudemire, Hassan Whiteside, Justise Winslow, Luol Deng, Goran Dragic, Udonis Haslem, Tyler Johnson, Josh McRoberts, Josh Richardson and Beno Udrih.

The fourth annual event, featuring cuisine from Miami’s top restaurants, returned with a fashion show presented by Hublot with looks by DSQUARED2. Giuseppe Zanotti presented their fall, spring and summer line of men’s and women's shoes. For the first time, A Night on the RunWade featured a pop up store with products from Wade’s partnerships with Stance, The Tie Bar, Naked, and Li-Ning. The evening also included a performance by professional ballerina Maria Verdeja and her company of dancers from the Maria Verdeja School of the Arts.

Wade partnered with his Creative & Style Director Calyann Barnett's agency WWB Lifestyle to curate the runway show. The event was sponsored by Carnival Foundation and Carnival Corporation, Hublot, DSQUARED2, Giuseppe Zanotti, The Collection, Goldman Sachs, Gatorade, Gentleman Jack, Korbel, American Airlines, Miami Heat Charitable Fund, Naked, Stance, The Tie Bar, Li-Ning, Beauty for Real, Ocean Drive Magazine, and Maria Verdeja School of the Arts. The event featured cuisine from Shake Shack, Prime One Twelve, Yardbird, ChefRLI, MC Kitchen, Lure Fishbar, SUSHISAMBA, Coyo Taco, Sugercane Raw Bar Grill, Novecento, and Divine Delicacies Cake. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Wade’s World Foundation.

About Dwyane Wade:
Dwyane Wade is a three-time NBA Champion (2006, 2012, 2013) and eleven-time All-Star selection with the Miami HEAT. In 2006, three years after first joining the HEAT as the No. 5 overall Draft pick, he led the team to Miami’s first-ever NBA Championship and was named MVP of the Finals. In 2012 and 2013, Dwyane won his second and third NBA Championships.

In 2011, Wade was appointed to President Obama’s fatherhood task force. In March 2011, he became the first NBA player to be awarded sole custody of his children. In September 2012, he became a New York Times Best-Selling author, with the release of his first book, A FATHER FIRST: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball.

Dwyane has fashion partnerships with Hublot, Stance, The Tie Bar, Naked, and serves as Chief Brand Officer for Li-Ning.

About Wade’s World Foundation:
The mission of Wade’s World Foundation is to help inspire and provide support to community-based organizations that promote education, health and social skills for kids in at-risk situations so they have the necessary tools they need to leave a positive footprint within their community and succeed in their life experiences. Since the foundation launched in 2003, Wade and his family have been committed to giving back in Chicago, South Florida and throughout the country. More information on Wade’s World Foundation can be found at www.wadesworldfoundation.org.

Photo Credit: Bob Metelus