Tennis champions Andy Roddick and Bob Bryan turned lemons into lemonade Saturday at Special Olympics Florida’s 2016 Aim Higher Tennis Pro-Am at the Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club. When monsoon rains threatened to cancel the event, attendees were treated to an intimate Meet-n-Greet, an hourlong Q&A and ultimately an opportunity to watch Special Olympics athletes hit balls with their idols inside the Diplomat’s ballroom.
Say ohm to The Miami Heat when over 20,000 people participate in a “Mindful Moment” of meditation prior to the Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics game at 1 p.m. Sunday. Organized by America Meditates and led by Davidji, the first Dean of the (Deepak) Chopra Center University, attendees will participate in mindful breathing just before tip-off to get present, raise the vibe and get energized for the big game. Prior to the HEAT game, HEAT Nation Meditation ticket holders will have access to Mindfulness Festival & Meditation Workshop taking place at 1 p.m. on game day on the Xfinity East Plaza of the AmericanAirlines Arena. Local practitioners, meditation experts, wellness brands and other vendors will be on hand to inform and engage guests of all ages. Tickets are $30 and include the festival and Heat game. More information, go to www.heatnationmeditation.com.
Business mentor slash career motivational speaker Heather “Boss in Heels” Monahan is hosting a fundraiser from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Kendra Scott Brickell City Centre to benefit City Year Miami, an organization focused on keeping kids in school. The open to the public event will feature food, drink and, of course, retail, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the charity. Monahan will also be available for one-on-one coaching “to help you get hired, promoted and achieve your 2017 goals,” says a rep.
Two weeks after celebrating his 40th birthday at Prime 112, retired Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was back Friday. Spotted nearby were Alonzo and Tracy Mourning, dining with mattress mogul and car collector Michael Fux. Rapper T.I. was also seen at a neighboring table.
Following the official jersey retirement ceremony at the LA Lakers v. Miami Heat game on Thursday, December 22, Shaquille Oâ€™Neal will celebrate the end of #32 with a big bash at Miamiâ€™s randiest nightclub, E11EVEN with an open to the public event featuring The Heatâ€™s official spin doctor, DJ Irie, taking over the sound system. Shaqâ€™s jersey will be the third team member jersey ever to be retired by the Miami Heat, following Tim Hardawayâ€™s and Alonzo Mourningâ€™s. A $35 for men, $23 for women ticket (that disparity is ok with us), you can get in and, weâ€™re told, experience â€œan epic night filled with stars, VIP athletes and their A-List network of friends.â€ Doors open at 11 p.m. but the party wonâ€™t stop until early morning (when the real, uh, entertainment happens). For tickets, go to https://www.tixr.com/groups/11miami/events/shaq-official-heat-jersey-retirement-after-party-4273 , and for VIP tables email Tables@11Miami.com.