Tuesday , Nov , 15 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Alonzo Mourning and new teammate Antoine Walket will deliver Thanksgiving meals to deserving families


WHAT:          FAMILIES WILL BE GREETED BY MOURNING AND WALKER AS THEY
DELIVER THANKSGIVING MEALS TO EACH HOME AS PART OF ALONZO MOURNING
CHARITIES’ "33 THANKSGIVINGS".

"33 Thanksgivings" is an endeavor Alonzo Mourning has undertaken in
order to give Thanksgiving a special meaning for many families each
holiday season. Initiated by Mourning in 2000, "33 Thanksgivings" makes
special door-to-door deliveries of complete Thanksgiving meals to
deserving families residing in underserved areas of South Florida. Since
its inception, the number of meals has increased from 33 to 533.
Families are selected by partner organizations: 100 Black Men of South
Florida, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Department of Children and
Families, Honey Shine Mentoring Program and the Overtown Youth Center.

For the past two years, Mourning was unable to personally deliver meals
due to his brief departure to New Jersey. New team mate Antoine Walker
lends a helping hand for the 1st year on behalf of his organization, the
8 Foundation.

WHO:          Alonzo Mourning: Miami Heat Center and Founder of Alonzo
Mourning Charities, Inc.

Antoine Walker: Miami Heat Forward and Founder of the 8 Foundation

Sponsors: Publix Super Markets, UPS, Neighbors4Neighbors, Love 94, Pepsi
and Metro Signs, Inc. 

WHEN:          Tuesday, November 22, 2005, from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Loading of Meals: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

                    Depart Time: 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

                    Final Meal Delivered: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Media interviews with Mourning and Walker will take place upon their
arrival. Photo opportunities will be available as Mourning and Walker
help load and deliver meals.

WHERE:        Publix (Rear) 2270 Southwest 27th Avenue, Miami, Florida

                                   

BACKGROUND:

Since 1997, Alonzo Mourning and Alonzo Mourning Charities, Inc., a
non-profit 501 (c)(3) public foundation, have raised monies in a variety
of ways from the general public and other donors in order to support
deserving charities and organizations that aid in the development and
education of at-risk children and families.

The mission of the 8 Foundation is to provide life experiences and
opportunities for inner-city youth, as well as foster stable and loving
environments for these young people. Additionally, it will offer support
to single parents.

NOTE:                 

Not open to the general public. Media covering the event is encouraged
to RSVP by contacting:

Grace M. Castro | Mobile: 305-972-1127 | Email: grace@amcharities.org

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