Dwight Howard Launches Orlando Based D12 Foundation for Children Around the World

Orlando, FLA Feb 14th 2011 NBA All Star Dwight Howard plays with kids in newly unveiled Dwight Howard Teen Room at the Florida Hospital for Children. Howard spent the day making donations to charities and interacting with children all over Central Florida for the launch of his D12 Foundation with "Gifts From The Heart." Other visits included Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Florida, US Dream Academy, and Special Olympics. (PRNewsFoto/D12 Foundation)


PRNewswire/ — Five-time NBA All-Star and Orlando Magic Center Dwight Howard is pleased to officially announce the launch of D12 Foundation on Monday Feb. 14th.  With a mission of planting seeds, cultivating them and watching them grow, D12 Foundation has a vision of making a long-lasting impact on the lives of children worldwide.  With collaborative support from generous communities and partners, D12 Foundation will work with children’s organizations worldwide in establishing programs that will plant seeds of generosity, support education, encourage leadership, and inspire activity and health in youth. The hope of Dwight is that its seeds will grow into initiatives that circle the globe and leave legacies for generations to come.

 The foundation launched on Valentine’s Day with the first of a series of initiatives; “Gifts From The Heart.” Dwight visited four outstanding local charities to present donations and spend time with the kids who benefit from these organizations, as well as the teams that work endlessly to help those in need. These initial beneficiaries include: Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Florida, Florida Hospital for Children, US Dream Academy, and Special Olympics.  

“The foundation is an extension of my desire to help children all over the world by providing the tools in life they need to succeed.” Howard continues, “My team and I look forward to continuing our plan to be a resource to the Orlando community, as well as communities and organizations worldwide.”

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