Dwayne Wade receives his third NBA Cares award

Wade was recognized for his charitable heartBy Tucker Harrington

Dwayne Wade, the guard for the Miami Heat, was the recipient of the NBA Cares Community Assistant Award during the 2010 offseason.

According to the NBA's website, Wade received the recognition award for his philanthropic efforts in his community. This prize is Wade's third, he was previously given the honor in 2004 and 2007. Some of his charitable involvement includes hosting his sixth annual basketball camp for 700 boys and girls from the Chicago area.

He also co-hosted the 2010 Summer Groove with Alonzo Mourning, which was a five-day charitable event that included a number of activities that includes local teens having certain issues, discussing their problems with community leaders, athletes, celebrities and business people.

"One of the best things about being a professional athlete is our ability to give back," Wade said. "There is so much need out there, and I really enjoy doing my part by supporting communities and families in my hometown of Chicago, the city of Miami, and beyond."