This year’s “Zo’s Summer Groove” event hosted by Alonzo and Tracy Mourning was a huge success and raised $600,000 of well-needed funding for the Alonzo Mourning Charities, which will this year benefit the Overtown Youth Center and Honey Shine Mentoring Program.
Heaps of big-name celebs came out in support of the event, which also marked the occasion’s 15th anniversary. The weekend’s festivities kicked off on July 22 with “Zo’s Summer Groove Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Golf Classic”, which was presented by Hublot watches and Coca Cola. That evening, event-goers were treated to a comedy show hosted by D.L. Hughley and headlined by Dave Chappelle, who were both joined by Doug E. Fresh, Capone, Marvin Dixon, Roz G., Nema Williams, and Smokey Suarez. Celebrities in attendance included basket ball legend Patrick Ewing, Jonathan Vilma, Roland Martin, and Bill Russell, with music provided by DJ Irie.
The next evening, over 4,000 guests joined the Mournings for “Zo’s Summer Groove Benefit Dinner and Gala with a Night of Entertainment.” The evening was presented in partnership with Publix and Hard Rock Live. A slew of celebrities attended, like Alicia Keys, Cee Lo Green, Carlos Mencia, and Dave Chappelle for an additional surprise appearance as guests enjoyed cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka and an exciting auction of sports memorabilia, entertainment, vacations, and other luxurious lots.
100 percent of the incredible event went directly towards the Alonzo Mourning Charities, whose mission is to build strong communities by supporting programs and initiatives that have a commitment to promote positive change.
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