Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
South Florida's Largest Summer Event Announces New Partners and Event Line-Up
(BLACK PR WIRE)(June 23, 2009)HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA (May 26, 2009) -- There’s a whole lot more to groove about this summer as NBA Champs Alonzo "Zo" Mourning and Dwyane Wade (a.k.a. D. Wade) announced new partnerships with Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Attorneys at Law (RRA) and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The two title sponsors were announced May 21, 2009, at a press conference at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.
This year’s RRA & Seminole Hard Hotel & Casino Present The Summer Groove Hosted by Zo and D. Wade (ZSG) will take place throughout South Florida July 8-12, 2009, with the majority of the events being hosted at Seminole Hard Rock. Now entering its 13th year, ZSG has grown to be one of the largest fundraising events of the year, raising funds for programs, supported by both Alonzo Mourning Charities and Wade’s World Foundation, who provide services to youth and their families throughout the South Florida community.
The dynamic duo -- Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade – stood alongside Grant Smith, Shareholder at Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler (RRA) and Phil Madow, President of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood at a press conference last week, announcing the new title partners and other exciting ZSG details including the line-up of events.
Fans will get their groove on at ZSG, South Florida’s blockbuster summer event, which has grown over the years to a five-day weekend including golf, comedy, concert, benefit dinner, block party, all-star basketball game, and after-parties (see following pages for a full ZSG event schedule). The events moving from Miami, Florida to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida include: ZSG Comedy Show Hosted by Hard Rock Live, The Michael Fux Foundation ZSG Youth Summit Hosted by Global Consumer Innovation, Publix Charities “Deco After Dark” ZSG Benefit Dinner Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, ZSG Corporate Brunch, and many private events and after parties.
A special accommodations rate will be available for ZSG guests staying at the Seminole Hard Hotel & Casino and will debut on the ZSG web site later this week. Airfare travel aboard American Airlines is available with a five percent (5%) discount when you book your flight at www.AA.com. Use promotional code A5679AK which is valid for travel from July 1-19, 2009 on domestic flights into Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, and/or Palm Beach International Airport.
"Last year Dwyane joined me in this effort because of his strong personal interests to help young people further develop their gifts to reach their goals. Our vision for the future is similar and aligns with what we do at Alonzo Mourning Charities," said Mourning who is also Founder of Alonzo Mourning Charities. "And today, as we dive deeper into our community-centered efforts, we look forward to even more success with the onset of our new partnerships with RRA and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. We thank them for recognizing the importance of our youth and for their ongoing support."
“We’re a big community but small in so many ways – Not only do Alonzo and I share the same vision, but so do our two new partners, RRA and Seminole Hard Rock,” said Wade who is also Founder of Wade’s World Foundation. “We’re in this together, using our successes and voices to positively affect change in the community. We’re merging our goals for a greater impact."
RRA and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino are proud to be on board for the first year as ZSG title sponsors. The two have been active partners with the event in prior years and not only recognize the importance of supporting the organizations’ programs, but are also stepping up in a big way financially and through in-kind donations.
“Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler (RRA) is very pleased to be the title sponsor of this year’s Summer Groove Hosted by Zo and D. Wade. We are especially excited about being able to support Alonzo Mourning Charities and the Wade’s World Foundation,” said Scott W. Rothstein, Chairman/CEO, Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler (RRA). “The work that both Zo and Dwyane do through their foundations is a true inspiration, and the positive influence they have on the children they support is immeasurable. It is so important to give back to your community, not only with money but with quality time and effort. There is always something you can do. Giving back is an essential part of life.”
“We are very excited to be expanding our partnership and hosting The Summer Groove, one of South Florida’s signature annual charity events,” said Phil Madow, President of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. “Alonzo has been an incredible asset to our community with the time and resources he gives to create enrichment programs for our youth. His philanthropic accomplishments off the court rival his success on the court as one of the HEAT’s all-time greats. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is also pleased to partner with one of the most notable stars today, D. Wade. To see Dwyane follow in Alonzo’s footsteps and be so passionate about making an impact in our community is exciting for all of South Florida. We know with the commitment to making our community better, shared by Alonzo, Dwyane, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, these events will be successful in improving the lives of many youths in South Florida.”
For more information, visit www.ZSG.com or call 305/476-0095. Apply for media credentials at http://www.zsg.com/press-credential-request-form. For further media requests, including interviews and images, contact Michelle Revuelta at (305) 221-1773 or michelle@MRPRinc.com or Tyler Sminkey at (786) 390-8510 or tyler@MRPRinc.com.
ABOUT THE SUMMER GROOVE
NBA Champions Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade have joined forces once more to host the largest event of the summer – RRA & SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO PRESENT THE SUMMER GROOVE (ZSG). Held throughout South Florida, July 8-12, 2009, ZSG is a five-day weekend event that has something for everyone: golf, comedy, concert, benefit dinner, youth summit, youth sports conference and basketball clinic, a free block party, an all-star basketball game and numerous exclusive functions. Now in its 13th year, ZSG proceeds benefit Alonzo Mourning Charities and the Wade’s World Foundation. For more information, visit www.ZSG.com.
ABOUT ALONZO MOURNING CHARITIES
Alonzo Mourning Charities (AM Charities) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public fundraising foundation. Its mission is to encourage the educational development of youth by creating programs and youth enrichment centers that promote positive change in low socioeconomic communities. Since 1997, AM Charities has raised more than $7 million for various programs that aid in the development of children and their families. In addition to supporting numerous educational initiatives, Mourning focuses his attention to stimulating the development of youth enrichment centers. With the help of donors, Mourning opened the first center in 2003 in the historic area of Overtown, in South Florida, known as the Overtown Youth Center. For more information, visit www.AMCharities.org.
ABOUT WADE’S WORLD FOUNDATION
The Wade’s World Foundation provides support to community-based organizations that promote education, health and social skills for children in at-risk situations. Since 2003, Dwyane and his family have been dedicated to giving back to their core communities in the Chicago and South Florida areas through a variety of community outreach programs that inspire, uplift and motivate, such as the new partnership with ZSG. For more information, visit www.wadesworldfoundation.org
ABOUT ROTHSTEIN ROSENFELDT ADLER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW (RRA)
Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Attorneys at Law (RRA) is one of the fastest growing law firms in South Florida with more than 60 attorneys and 22 practice groups. Founded by Scott W. Rothstein and Stuart A. Rosenfeldt in 2002, RRA is headquartered in the luxurious Las Olas City Center at 401 East Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1650 in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the heart of the legal community. They currently have four other legal offices in Boca Raton, Florida; Tallahassee, Florida; New York City and Los Angeles, California. They expect to open offices in Washington D.C. in the next six months. For more information, visit www.rra-law.com.
ABOUT SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino provides quality guest experiences where South Floridians can play, stay, dine, and shop. Eighty-seven tables offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Play one of the more than 2,300 Vegas-style slots including the Native-American casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player’s Club members experience an exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and celebrity show kitchen. Convene in The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise for Texas Hold ‘em, limit Texas Hold ’em, Seven Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Café-Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 123 globally recognized rock ‘n roll themed restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA, Four Diamond rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 16 restaurants and lounges, 40,000-square-feet of meeting room space, a European-style spa, auto salon, 22 retail shops, 14 nightclubs, Paradise Live, and Hard Rock Live. For more information, visit www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com