Make a gift for the chance to meet Dwyane Wade

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Marquette men’s basketball’s 2003 Final Four run by entering for a chance to meet Golden Eagle great and NBA legend Dwyane Wade.

Three participants will be selected to meet Wade, get an authentic No. 3 jersey autographed by Wade in person and two tickets to the men’s basketball game against Providence on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Participate by making a gift to the Men’s Basketball Excellence Fund and/or the Tragil Wade-Johnson Summer Reading Program.

The Tragil Wade-Johnson Summer Reading Program, founded in 2015, works to curb the “summer slide” in reading achievement among inner-city Milwaukee school children. In the first three years of the summer reading program, 131 second- and third-grade students — every single participant — either maintained or increased their reading level. The students receive 90 minutes of targeted reading instruction each day, plus either writing or integrated science and literacy instruction.

The Men’s Basketball Excellence Fund provides the men’s basketball program with critical resources to achieve national success by providing leadership development and team-building programming, upgrading analytics and video operations, and augmenting travel and recruiting budgets.

This opportunity ends on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Gifts can be made online.