PARKLAND, Fla. -- Former Marquette star Dwyane Wade made a trip to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday morning.
— Dr. Rosalind Osgood (@ReverendRos) March 7, 2018
WSVN reports that the Miami Heat player wanted to let the students know he is inspired by them. Wade says he became attached to the news surrounding the mass shooting after one of the victims of the school shooting, Joaquin Oliver, was buried in a Miami Heat jersey with Wade's name on it.
17-year-old Joaquin Oliver, a victim of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, was buried in his Dwyane Wade jersey https://t.co/1tylMA5Hog
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 26, 2018
In return, Wade wrote Oliver's name on his shoes and dedicated a game to him and his family.
It's bigger than basketball - @DwyaneWade hits the game-winner while paying respects to Joaquin Oliver, the Parkland shooting victim who was buried in his jersey. #WayOfWade pic.twitter.com/zpMQAGGydL
— Way Of Wade (@WayofWade) February 28, 2018
On February 14, 17 people were killed in a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida by an ex-student of the high school as students were preparing for dismissal at the end of the day.