The Overtown Youth Center recently raised funds for local youth and their families during the fourth annual Zo’s Hoop Law 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament on Mar. 31.
The event benefits the Overtown Youth Center, a nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire and empower the lives of at-promise youth by connecting them to positive role models, enhancing their educational experience and exposing them to life-changing opportunities.
Twenty five teams comprised of 150 players from the legal field competed to earn a trophy and bragging rights as this year’s Zo’s Hoop Law Champions. The event took place at The Overtown Youth Center with more than 250 participants in attendance and included double elimination games, kid-friendly activities, lunch and a silent auction.
The team representing Darfoor Law Firm showed its talents on a different type of court and emerged as the 2018 Zo’s Hoop Law Champions.
Special guests included Miami Mayor Francis Suarez who took to the net with the City of Miami team to show his support, WSVN-7 Sports Anchor Donovan Campbell who was emcee for the day, and WPLG-10 News anchor Calvin Hughes who hit the court with a community team. “They have a 100 percent graduation rate for the kids that come through this program,” Suarez said. “Being out here, sweating it out and having fun, it’s nice to sort of take it easy and have a good time.”
The event was presented with the support of several sponsors including; Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, Synergy Foundation, Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin PA, and the Mourning Foundation.
“I can’t be more pleased,” said event host and Miami Heat legend Alonzo Mourning. “It just lets me know that there are people in the community, especially our legal community, who care about what we’re trying to get accomplished here.”