View Full Version : Coming to a KFC near you??

07-11-2011, 07:05 PM
From ESPN.com (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/news/story?id=6757434)

KFC seems to be checking Dwyane Wade's posts on Twitter.

The fried chicken chain says it will make a donation to its own scholarship fund in the Miami Heat guard's name -- if he serves as an honorary captain at a drive-thru window. A company spokeswoman says the donation offer is $250,000.

KFC says it made the offer in response to one of Wade's tweets when the NBA lockout began, in which he playfully asked if anyone was hiring. Wade worked at KFC before his NBA days.

KFC U.S. general manager John Cywinski says that the company has always been proud to call Wade a former employee and looks to hire people with his skills like "teamwork and the ability to make buckets in a hurry."
Nice chunk of change for him to make an appearance

07-11-2011, 07:11 PM
I think Wade will do it unless there is some sort of catch. 250k to a scholarship fund is very generous just for him to maybe spend a day at a KFC promotion or something.

07-11-2011, 07:19 PM
This sort of thing happens all the time....maybe not for a $250 k donation but this stuff happens all the time.

07-11-2011, 07:24 PM
Baron Davis did one @ McDonalds lol

07-11-2011, 07:43 PM
kfc gies you heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabet-us!

07-11-2011, 08:04 PM
250K in donations but they'll quadruple their money easily in that day lol what a buncha scammers

07-11-2011, 08:04 PM
Marc Cuban did this kinda at Dairy Queen or smth... LOL @ the bosh comment...

07-11-2011, 08:26 PM
What I would do to be Wade...

07-11-2011, 08:35 PM

07-11-2011, 09:02 PM
hey owners, check it out we can make money on the fast food bussiness!!!!

07-11-2011, 09:16 PM
nothing like polluting people with their food and then using an nba player to promote their crap further. giving chump change in return fronting like it's all about giving back.

07-11-2011, 09:19 PM
I wonder why the league does not allow players to advertise Tobacco or Alcohol but they can announce B.S food.

07-11-2011, 09:23 PM
It would be cool to have Wade hand me my chicken strips

07-11-2011, 09:34 PM
haha good for dwade

07-11-2011, 09:56 PM
That pretty cool. Let see if Bosh can get a similar deal working at a gay bar.


07-12-2011, 08:48 PM
Dear Dwyane Wade,

We couldn't help but notice your recent tweet about looking for a new line of work in light of the lockout. We're always looking for folks with precisely your qualifications initiative, teamwork and the ability to make buckets in a hurry.

We've always been proud to call you a former KFC employee and, it goes without saying we'd love to have you back on our team dishing out the World's Best Chicken, like you dish out assists on the court.

Our offer: Come serve as an honorary captain at a local KFC drive-thru window. And, while we can't match your most recent salary, we'll honor your KFC service by making a donation in your name to Colonel's Scholars, a charity providing young people with much needed college scholarships, if you accept. How's that for a slam dunk?

So let us know if you're ready to suit up for our squad (as you'll remember, we've got some pretty cool uniforms). Our original coach, the legendary Colonel Sanders, knew a thing or two about buckets. And who knows, if you make a KFC-team comeback, we might just share some of his secrets with you.

We'll keep your headset waiting.


John Cywinski
General Manager, KFC U.S.



I wonder if he'll accept :rolleyes:

07-12-2011, 08:50 PM

07-12-2011, 08:53 PM

Oh :(...

07-13-2011, 07:44 AM
LOL. I Love Wade. I could really see him doing something like this, too.

Sly Guy
07-13-2011, 09:49 AM
lol, made me laugh, but those basketball references are so tried.

07-13-2011, 11:22 AM
KFC gravy is awesome.

07-13-2011, 11:41 AM
It would be cool to have Wade hand me my chicken strips


07-13-2011, 12:58 PM
yea good for Wade if he doesn't do it I will frown.

07-13-2011, 02:13 PM
Do they really have to use those corny basketball puns?

07-14-2011, 12:50 PM
Congrats Wade, you got in the media again.