When ‘Santa Bosh’ came to town

Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat hasn’t been able to help his team on the court much lately because he’s been injured. But he was able to do something even more important: help kids have a happy holiday.

On Saturday, Bosh and his wife Adrienne and their charity Team Tomorrow held “Santa Bosh’s Workshop” at GameTime at the Shops at Sunset Place, where 200 Miami-area kids enjoyed games and food.

Bosh played a little arcade basketball and handed out gifts after lunch. Whether Santa can deliver his wish — to be well enough to play in the big Christmas Day game against the Cleveland Cavaliers and former teammate LeBron James — we still don’t know.

Team Tomorrow was founded in 2010 and dedicated to supporting community-based organizations that promote uplifting children, families and the community.

Zo’s Winter Groove

Another Heat superstar is gearing up for his latest charity event. Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning and the Mourning Family Foundation kick off the first ever Zo’s Winter Groove — a sister event to his popular Summer Groove fundraising event — Saturday through Monday.

Saturday’s Family Health & Wellness Groove runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Pkwy., with free events and activities for kids. There’s also a 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. (registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with a pre-registration fee of $25 and $35 the day of the event).

Zo’s Comedy Groove, starring host Rodney Grant and comedians John “Honest John” Basinger, Karlous Miller, Robert Powell and Ashima Franklin, takes place at 8 p.m. at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way. Tickets are $75; $175 for VIP reception.

The weekend ends with Zo’s Hall of Fame Golf Groove at Turnberry Isle Resort, 19999 W. Country Club Dr. in Aventura. It’s a mere $6,000 per foursome with 7:30 a.m. registration and a 9 a.m. tee time.

All events benefit the Mourning Family Foundation. For more information visit

Connie Ogle

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