Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Now in its 12th year, Zo's Summer Groove brought out many celebrities and NBA superstars this past weekend to raise money for Alonzo Mourning Charities.
Alonzo spoke with passion to the Miami Herald about why this annual event is so important to him: ''You guys realize the dilemma we're facing, the epidemic here in South Florida and the state of Florida with kids not graduating from high school,'' Mourning said. "And that's unacceptable. (You tell 'em Alonzo!) He went on to say, "We need to do more to help our kids. We just can't leave it to the public school system. The reason being, they're continually cutting the budget. They're cutting over $200 million from the public school system. Where's the motivation for the teachers to continue to do their jobs?''
(Photo: Miami Herald)