ALONZO MOURNING: prominent athlete with a passion for charity
For some stars, the fame, glor , and wealth that come been far from easy – from a challenging childhoo , to with a successful career is all they need. For others, all making it through college, to surviving kidney disease, that glory just provides an even bigger opportunity Alonzo knows the meaning of adversity. ith humil- to help others. Alonzo Mourning belongs to the latter it , respect, thankfulness, and hope, Alonzo is making group. He may be rich and famous no , but his life has a dierence in the lives of countless kids and teenagers.
Retired basketball star alonzo Mourning is founder of alonzo Mourning chari- ties (aM charities), which operates out of Miami, Fl. Since 1997, Mourning has raised more than $7 mil- lion for various programs that aid in the development of children and their fami- lies. Mourning is an advo- cate for youth initiatives and foster care programs that assist abused, abandoned, and neglected kids. he has won numerous awards for his charitable efforts and is a sought-after speaker, en- gaging audiences of all ages and sizes on the importance of education, leadership and perseverance.
Mourning is a seven-time NBa all-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year (1999 and 2000). Most of his career was played with the Miami heat. he was also among the elite NBa stars selected to repre- sent the United States in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, australia.
Mourning received a de- gree in Sociology at George- town University. he and his wife, Tracy Wilson Mourn- ing, reside in Miami, Flori- da with their three children
sons Trey and alijah and
daughter Myka. alonzo was kind enough to find time in his busy