March 10, 2016 05:03 PM
This weekend, two Shutts & Bowen teams of attorneys and staff participated in the 2nd Annual Zo’s Hoop-Law Madness Basketball 3-on-3 Charity Tournament. The event brought 32 South Florida law firms together to compete and make a difference for the students from at-risk communities who receive services from the Overtown Youth Center (OYC).
“We are proud and grateful to be a part of Zo’s 2016 Hoop-Law Tournament,” said Miami litigation partner Frank Zacherl. “The Overtown Youth Center put together a terrific event that allowed our legal community to participate and show their support for young people. We’ll definitely be back next year!”
The tournament was founded last year by the Mourning Family Foundation and is expected to raise $100,000 to help service over 400 youth and families in the Overtown community and surrounding areas. Players and their friends and family got an inside look into the OYC facilities, including a lounge area where they could bid on silent auction items, get a massage and a drink. Guests also enjoyed a full breakfast–something the OYC provides for the children at the center–as well as a BBQ after the games.
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.