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(Black PR Wire) MIAMI, – The Overtown Youth Center recently raised funds for local youth and their families during the 5th Annual Zo’s Hoop Law 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament held on March 16, 2018. The event benefits the Overtown Youth Center, a nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire and empower the lives of promising youth by connecting them to positive role models, enhancing their educational experience and exposing them to life-changing opportunities.
Twenty-four teams comprised of 144 players from the legal field competed to earn a trophy and bragging rights as this year’s Zo’s Hoop Law Champions. The event was held at The Overtown Youth Center on March 16th with more than 200 participants in attendance and included double elimination games, kid-friendly activities, lunch and a silent auction. The Shook, Hardy & Bacon law firm team showed their talents on a different type of court and emerged as the 2019 Zo’s Hoop Law Champions. Also joining the action were last year’s winner Darfoor Law Firm who placed second this year, and Ver Ploeg and Lumpkin who placed third. Also in attendance were returning participants from the law firms of Eaton & Wolk PL, Shutts & Bowen LLP, and Cole Scott & Kissane to name a few.
Special guests included Jason Gilliam-Alexander who was MC for the day, and WPLG-10 News Anchor Calvin Hughes who hit the court with the Stroock team.
The event was presented with the support of several sponsors including; The Ferraro Law Firm, Stroock, Aetna, Agency 21 Consulting, Ronald Book PA, UWWM Mediation Group, Miami Dade Trial Lawyers, UnitedHealth Care, Veritext Legal Solutions, Synergy Settlements, and Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A., to name a few. “I can’t be more pleased with this year’s outcome,” said event host and Miami Heat legend Alonzo Mourning. “It just lets me know that there are people in the community, especially our professional community, who care about what we’re trying to get accomplished here.”
About the Overtown Youth Center: The mission of the Overtown Youth Center (OYC) is to inspire and empower youth and families by fostering hope through enrichment services. Co-founded by real-estate developer Martin Z. Marguiles and NBA Hall-of-Famer Alonzo Mourning, OYC is a year-round youth development agency providing: in-school, after school and summer programming, a parent enrichment program and post-high school support to over 400 youth and families in the Overtown neighborhood and surrounding areas. The agency offers a full range of services including educational enrichment, recreational activities, mentoring, literacy initiatives, performing arts, prevention and life skills/training for at-risk youth. For more information, visit www.overtownyouth.org.