28 Mart 2008

College fundraiser to honor Alonzo Mourning and South Florida establishments

The storied Orange Bowl has been smashed to smithereens, but it's signature fundraiser continues.

Former Heat player Alonzo Mourning and his philanthropic wife, Tracey, will be among the honorees March 28 at the Orange Bowl Foundation event at the Broward County Convention Center.

The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, The African-American Research Library and Tarra L. Pressey will also be honored at the sixth annual dinner, which will feature r&b singer Eric Benet.

The Field of Dreams scholarships will be donated to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Florida Region, whose Fort Lauderdale chapter serves UNCF schools such as Florida Memorial University in Miami, Edward Waters College in Jacksonville and Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach.

Money raised will also provide academic scholarships to African-American high school athletes from South Florida schools who plan to attend a United Negro College Fund institution.

A reception begins at 7 p.m. and dinner will start at 8:30 p.m. at 1950 Eisenhower Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

Tickets start at $125 per person, $1,000 for a corporate table and $1,500 for a premium corporate table (which includes preferred location seating, champagne and personal gift). For tickets or more information, call LaToya Williams at (305) 341-4728

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