The Summer Groove
Hosted by Zo and D. Wade
One of the biggest highlights of every summer has been Zo’s Summer Groove – a series of events that bring the South Florida community together to raise funds for the Alonzo Mourning Charities.
Last year, Mourning brought Dwyane Wade, and his Wade’s World Foundation, to Zo’s Summer Groove and began the process of grooming the all star talent to become a leader in the community and one day run the event. This year, another step was taken to combine the strength of these two superstars by re-branding “Zo’s Summer Groove” into “The Summer Groove – Hosted by Zo and D. Wade.”
“Last year Dwyane joined me in this effort because of his strong personal interests to help young people further develop their gifts to reach their goals. Our vision for the future is similar and aligns with what we do at Alonzo Mourning Charities,” said Mourning.
In addition to the evolved name, the event has new partnerships with Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Attorneys at Law (RRA) and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This year’s RRA & Seminole Hard Hotel & Casino Present The Summer Groove Hosted by Zo and D. Wade (ZSG) will take place throughout South Florida July 8-12, with the majority of the events being hosted at Seminole Hard Rock.
The five-day event includes ZSG Comedy Show hosted by Hard Rock Live, The Michael Fux Foundation ZSG Youth Summit hosted by Global Consumer Innovation, Publix Charities “Deco After Dark” ZSG Benefit Dinner hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, ZSG Corporate Brunch, and many private events and after parties.
Alonzo Mourning Charities is recognized as one of South Florida’s leading philanthropic organizations with funds raised benefiting inner-city youth. The cornerstone of Alonzo Mourning Charities is the Overtown Youth Center, a facility built as a safe haven for the children in Overtown. The Center co-locates academic and recreational activities in a safe environment, working with children, families, and schools.
Plans are underway for a new facility in Miami Gardens, which will house a full-service library, recording studio and computer room.
“We must work to tackle the vicious cycle of illiteracy,” said Mourning. “We’re hoping to have the new center built within the next three years…First we need to make the Overtown Youth Center financially viable.”
For more information, visit ZSG.com, or call 305-476-0095