In its 14th year, and Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade have joined forces to host the largest event of the summer – THE SUMMER GROOVE. This will be held in Miami, THIS WEEKEND, from July 14-18, 2010, The Groove is a five-day weekend fundraising event that has activities and events ranging from: golf, comedy, concert, benefit dinner, youth summit, youth basketball clinic and sports conference, a free block party, an all-star basketball game and numerous exclusive functions. Now in its 14th year, The Groove has raised more than $7 million for local South Florida programs and initiatives supported by Alonzo Mourning Charities and Wade’s World Foundation.

The South Florida Chronicle will be in attendance at the All-Star Game and few of the other events. We will have pictures and video from the event. Will Bron Bron be in the building??

The following is a list of events for the Groove :

Wednesday, July 14th (7AM register…9AM Tee-Time)
Summer Groove Golf Classic – Doral Golf Resort & Spa…4400 Northwest 87th Avenue…Miami, FL 33178
Gift bags upon arrival, Restaurants will be serving food all over the course, and there will be other highlights on the green.
$4,000 per foursome. $1,000 single entry.

Thursday, July 15th (8AM-5PM)
Youth Sports Conference at Miami Jackson Senior High

Friday, July 16th (8AM-5PM)
Youth Basketball Clinic at Miramar Enrichment Youth Center

Friday, July 16th (7 PM)
Comedy Jam hosted by Heineken at the Seminole Hard Rock Live
Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade present South Florida’s hottest comedy show THE SUMMER GROOVE COMEDY JAM, featuring Rickey Smiley, George Willborn, Damon Williams, Gary Owen, Red Grant, Rodney Perry and Melanie Comarcho.

Saturday, July 17th (8AM-4PM)
Summer Groove Youth Empowerment Summit at the Signature Grand
Among the many exciting events that we host over the weekend, our ZSG Youth Summit is one of the most anticipated events for youth groups who have participated in the past.

Each year, the Youth Summit creates a forum for teens to have the opportunity to speak with celebrities, athletes, leaders in the community, business professionals and their peers, about prevalent issues that they face on a daily basis. This year’s topic is “Violence” examining the different types and levels at which it exists. The Youth Summit has proven itself to be inspiring and valuable for both teens and for the adult panelists.

Saturday, July 17th (6:30 PM)
Publix Charities Summer Groove Benefit Gala at the Seminole Hard Rock Live
Table of ten- $5,000, Individual seating- $500
The hot summer sizzles at the Publix Charities Summer Groove Benefit Gala. Themed “Agua y Fuego”, the evening is highlighted by a cocktail reception, dinner program and ends with great music and dancing. Peruse and participate in our online, silent and live auctions filled with luxury items, one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia, and personal experiences with your favorite celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment.

Sunday, July 18th (11AM-6PM)
Summer Groove Block Party hosted by Pepsi at American Airlines Arena
To get the crowd ready for the big game, Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade will host one of the biggest block parties of the summer featuring music, great food, lots of giveaways, rides and entertainment from both local and national performers. The block party is FREE and open to the public guaranteeing a fun-filled afternoon for the entire family.

Sunday, July 18th (1 PM)
Summer Groove All-Star Game at American Airline Arena
Don’t miss an impressive list of all-stars ready to battle on the court – Old School vs New School. Join NBA Champions Alonzo Mourning & Dwyane Wade as they host the hottest basketball game of the year. Jam-packed with entertainment, including the much anticipated half-time show, fun contests, opportunities to win great prizes and interact with top players in the league.