Thursday, January 24, 2008

Society Stars: Alonzo Mourning Charities Kingpin Classic in Miami

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning

Bryant Mckinnie with Edgerrin James and Dorell Wright

Samantha Jacobs and Kookie

Dwyane Wade with Alonzo and Tracy

(Photos: JLash)

Last night, celebs,athletes and locals joined Alonzo and his wife Tracy to support a great cause. Alonzo Mourning Charities held its 3rd Annual Kingpin Classic in Miami Beach at Lucky Strike Lanes. The event was held to raise funds for the Honey Shine Mentoring Program, a program founded in 2002 by Alonzo's wife, Tracy Wilson Mourning. Honey Shine's mission is to develop and nurture the mind, body and soul of young women by providing experiences that enlighten and create balance in their lives.

Strike Team member tickets sold for $500 each allowing bowlers to be paired with a sports/entertainment celebrity and receive memorabilia and other perks. Meanwhile spectators enjoyed cocktails, catering and played billiards.

Alonzo's Heat teammates Dwyane Wade and Dorell Wright were in the house. Miami natives, NFL players Bryant McKinnie of the Minnesota Vikings and Edgerrin 'EJ' James of Arizona Cardinals also came out. That's just naming a few athletes. Honey Shine mentor and celebrity stylist, Kookie shared laughs with writer and Fashionable Palate owner, Samantha Jacobs. Celebrity photographer, J Lash was on hand to catch all the action.

The event was a success with over 300 guests, raffles and a live auction where luxury items and sports memorabilia, including Alonzo's autographed sneakers sold for thousands of dollars!

It's great to see successful people giving back to their community.

1 comment:

Peaches said...

Alonzo and Tracy look cute together. I love Miami one of my favorite spots.