Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union donated $200,000 to a student-run gun control rally that will take place in Washington D.C.
The Miami Heat star tweeted that he and Union donated money for students in Chicago to attend the “March for Our Lives” rally later this month.
He also called for other NBA players to donate and stand with the teenagers calling for gun control.
Last week, Wade surprised the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and spoke about how they inspired him.
The high school is the location of one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history where a gunman killed 17 people on Feb. 14.
Wade has been an outspoken critic about gun violence plaguing communities.
They need our help! I'm asking my NBA fam to join us in raising money to send kids from underserved communities to March….@gabunion and I will start w/$200K for Chicago. every dollar counts! Who else is in?? Or donate here: https://t.co/pu10Gp76on #GetTheBallRollin
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) March 10, 2018
The “March for Our Lives” rally takes place on March 24.
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.