NBA stars Alonzo Mourning Dwyane Wade are pictured at the Summer Groove media day at the Overtown Youth Center on July 13, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Groove is a five-day weekend fundraising event that has raised more than $7 million for local South Florida programs  in the past fourteen years. The Summer Groove is  supported by Alonzo Mourning Charities and Wade’s World Foundation.


About AM Charities:
“In addition to supporting other non-profit organizations, Mourning has focused his attention to stimulating the development of youth enrichment centers. With the help of donors, Mourning opened the first center in 2003 in the historic area of Overtown, in South Florida, known as the Overtown Youth Center. The next center is targeted for the city of Miami Gardens.(Read More at the source)

About Wade’s World Foundation:
“The Wade’s World Foundation provides support to community-based organizations that promote education, health and social skills for children in at-risk situations. Dwyane was inspired to start the foundation because he wanted to give back to underserved communities and support issues of purpose. “I can’t just let basketball define who I am and what I am supposed to become,” said Wade. “Like my mother always tells me, ‘[My life] is bigger than basketball.’” (Read More at the source).

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