Houston Rockets Dwight Howard Visits Hathaway-Sycamores

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in News | 1 comment

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, on behalf of his D12 Foundation and Breathe Again campaign, visited Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services on Saturday, March 14, to tour the residential treatment facility and spend time with the children and families served by the agency.

Dwight Howard visits Hathaway-Sycamores
He met with the boys, ages 6-18, who live in the residential treatment facility, many who have suffered unimaginable trauma and neglect. In an intimate gathering, he offered words of hope and inspiration. He asked each boy about their dreams and goals, and told them to believe in themselves, lift each other up, and to write down their visions and goals. He spent about two hours at the site learning about the agency, the residential treatment programs, and meeting with the kids and staff. Everyone at Hathaway-Sycamores was inspired by his visit.
Dwight Howard visits Hathaway-Sycamores

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About D12 Foundation

The D12 Foundation, established in 2010 by Dwight Howard, is determined to change the lives of youth in American and International communities one day at a time. The Foundation maintains four pillars when implementing projects: (1) to promote education; (2) to sow seeds of generosity; (3) to champion leadership and inspire dreams; and (4) to inspire hope and recovery in unexpected times. As one of the most recognizable sports figures in the world, twenty-nine year-old NBA All-Star Dwight Howard has already built a portfolio of enviable accolades. Dwight is a 5-time NBA All-Star, has been recognized twice as the NBA Defensive Player of the Year, All-NBA First Team selection for the third straight season, and the recipient of the NBA Community Assist Award, recognizing athletes for their outstanding community support.

The D12 Foundation supports many organizations that include establishing a Teen Playroom at the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, support of the Beta Center in Orlando, FL and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and a school lunch program at Lake Como Elementary through Blessings in a Backpack. His international support has touched the lives of youth in Haiti with school programs and lunch programs after the devastating earthquake, and the establishment of two schoolgirl dormitories in the Republic of Tanzania. After the devastating tornados in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Dwight and the D12 Foundation rolled up their sleeves and helped rebuild homes, stock supplies and supported the town in hope with a BBQ to take their minds off the pain of losing loved ones. The D12 Foundation also continues generous support of the Dwight D. Howard and Sheryl H. Howard Foundation established by his parents to support education and youth development in his hometown in Atlanta, GA.

About Breathe Again

Breathe Again is a grassroots movement started by Dwight Howard and the D12 Foundation hoping to inspire dialogue that can help bring groups of people together.

“I just felt like I wanted to do something different to try to bridge the gap between races and people in general,” Howard said. “There’s a lot of stuff going on in our society. I feel we all need to breathe again. And when situations arise in life, instead of reacting, we have to breathe. We have to stand up and with what is going on with each other and not blame each other. Instead of pointing to the problem, we need to point to the solution. We need to come together.”

 

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  1. Honeycv

    A demonstration of giving on a consistent basis is telling of the true character of the individual
    and is an excellent example of a what a genuine leader is. Good job Dwight and D12.

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