Alonzo Mourning, Center for the Miami Heat, was born in Chesapeake, Virginia on February 8, 1970. Upon graduating from Georgetown University in 1992 with a degree in sociology, Alonzo was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, and later played for the Miami Heat and the New Jersey Nets. In the end, Alonzo headed back to Miami where he led his team to the NBA finals and the franchises first Championship in the 2005-2006 season. Alonzo is also a seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year. Alonzo was selected to join an elite group of NBA players who represented the United States in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Off the court, Alonzo has dedicated himself to creating positive and lasting changes in the lives of children. He has focused his community involvement on becoming an outspoken advocate for youth initiatives and foster care programs that assist abused, abandoned and neglected kids through his charitable organization, Alonzo Mourning Charities (AMC), Inc. Since 1997, AMC has raised more than $6 million for various organizations that aid in the development of children who are vulnerable to at-risk situations. In addition to supporting other non-profits, Mourning has focused his attention to stimulating the development of youth centers. Alonzo’s charitable efforts have not gone unnoticed. In 2006 he was awarded the NBA Community Assist Award, in 2003 he received the National Urban League’s Outstanding Community Service Award, and the Silver Medallion Community Service Award, and in 2002 he also received the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Sportsmanship Award. Out of the spotlight and at home, Alonzo and his wife Tracy enjoy spending time with their son, Trey and daughter, Myka, and are active in various charitable programs. They are also supporters of numerous organizations that work to improve the lives of countless individuals.