Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union donate $200000 to student-run gun control rally

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union donate $200000 to student-run gun control rally

Wade has been outspoken in his support of those affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, and one of the victims was even buried in the Heat legend's jersey.

The actress and the National Basketball Association star recently donated $200,000 to upcoming gun control rally March For Our Lives.

Wade previously wore sneakers with Oliver's name on them during a win over the 76ers and announced on social media he will honor Oliver throughout the rest of the season. Students and parents from Parkland attended the exhibit over the weekend.

As part of the exhibit, Oliver's father, Manuel, painted a mural of his son alongside the words "WE DEMANDE A CHANGE".

Artist Evan Pestaina created the exhibit, which features murals and 17 desks to symbolize each person who died at the Parkland high school.

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Desmond bought a ticket for the balcony, where the tax on the seats was one-cent cheaper, but sat in the floor area anyway. Although Queen Elizabeth II appears on a lot of Canadian currency, Desmond will be the first Canadian-born woman to do so.

Wade, who plays for the Miami Heat, said he wanted to not only honor each victim, but also make the gallery a place for gun violence education and information to be shared. Calyann Barnett, the exhibit's creative director, explained that Wade wanted to make sure the exhibit wasn't just about remembering.

Phones were available where people can call their representative and share their thoughts on gun control.

Manuel Oliver's mural brought an outpouring of emotion from the survivors. "I have a name".

"Last night I cried nearly as hard as I had when this first happened", Emma Gonzalez told ABC Local 10 News.

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