Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade, Pat Riley & More Celebrate OYC Miami’s 20th Anniversary

Celebrate OYC Miami's 20th Anniversary

On a star-studded Saturday night, April 13, 2024, the Overtown Youth Center (OYC) in Miami marked its 20th anniversary in grand style. Hosted by NBA Hall-of-Famer Alonzo Mourning and his wife Tracy Wilson Mourning, the event celebrated the significant milestone at OYC Miami’s newly inaugurated facility, which spans an impressive 56,000 square feet. The night was not only a celebration of OYC’s enduring legacy but also served as a fundraiser to support its ongoing mission to assist youth and families in South Florida’s urban areas.

Patrick Ewing, Dwyane Wade, & Alonzo Mourning
Patrick Ewing, Dwyane Wade, & Alonzo Mourning

The evening saw a gathering of influential figures from the sports, business, and entertainment sectors, including NBA legends Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem, Patrick Ewing, and Miami HEAT president Pat Riley. The event was a culinary delight with dishes from some of Miami’s top eateries like Il Gabbiano and Prime 112, enhancing the experience alongside the vibrant backdrop of the new OYC facility.

The highlight of the night was an electrifying performance by Grammy-winning artist Ne-Yo, who performed hits like “Miss Independent” and “So Sick,” followed by DJ Irie who kept the energy high with live beats. The celebration also doubled as a platform to showcase the grand opening of the OYC Miami’s new facility, completed in July 2023.

Ne-yo Performing
Ne-yo Performing

Alonzo Mourning expressed his enthusiasm for the event’s success and its significance for the community: “It’s All Overtown” 20th Year Celebration Platinum Affair Presented by AshBritt Benefitting OYC Miami highlighted the collective effort and commitment to fostering positive change in Overtown.

The event successfully raised funds to continue OYC Miami’s impactful work, with notable contributions from local businesses and philanthropic leaders. The evening’s sponsors included Ashbritt, Kobi Karp, and many others who are pivotal in supporting OYC’s mission.

OYC Miami’s 20th anniversary was not just a celebration but a reaffirmation of the community’s commitment to nurturing the potential of its youth through continuous support and dedication. This memorable night marked another chapter in OYC’s story of community service and empowerment, setting a vibrant tone for its future endeavors.

For more details on OYC Miami’s programs and to learn how you can support their cause, visit their website.

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