Miami HEAT: Community

Video Recap: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Riverside Elementary

The Miami HEAT hosted its ninth annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Riverside Elementary School in Little Havana on October 13th. Presented by Pepsi and supported by Florida Blue and FOX’s Sun Sports, the celebration got HEAT fans at Riverside Elementary fired up for the 2014-15 season with the raising of the first HEAT Nation flag. Riverside Elementary, a predominantly Hispanic school, is one of three HEAT Academy school sites and also commemorated its 100-year anniversary as part of the event. Read the full event recap.

HEAT Back to School

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The Miami HEAT kicked off the 2014-15 school year in Miami-Dade County by welcoming back the students and teachers at Twin Lakes Elementary in Hialeah. HEAT players Shabazz Napier and Tyler Johnson along with HEAT staffers distributed school supplies and other gifts to the students entering the school. Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, and Miami-Dade County School Board Chair, Perla Tabares Hantman also attended the event. HEAT mascot Burnie and the Xtreme Team provided entertainment and the 2013 Larry O’Brien Championship trophy was on display. Read the full recap.

HEAT Academy End of Year Celebration

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The Miami HEAT hosted an end-of-year celebration for 300 HEAT Academy students at the AmericanAirlines Arena on May 13th, 2014. During the afternoon, it was a carnival-style event with food, fun, and excitement. During the festivities, Carnival Corporation & plc presented a check in the amount of $250,000 to the Florida Prepaid College Foundation for scholarships benefiting HEAT Academy students. Fifteen fifth-grade HEAT Academy students have become eligible for a Carnival Scholarship, which matures in 2021, the fifth-grade class' expected graduating year. This marks the 12th consecutive year that Carnival has funded the scholarships, and during this time the company has purchased 180 scholarships with a total value of more than $2.1 million. Read the full recap.




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Hispanic Heritage Month Recap (10/13/14)

Miami HEAT celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Riverside Elementary School.
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Hispanic Heritage Month Recap (10/13/14)

Miami HEAT celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Riverside Elementary School.
Oct 17, 2014  |  01:46

Brazil: Fan Zone

HEAT players team up with the NBA to put on an NBA Fan Zone on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Oct 10, 2014  |  01:37

FedEx Basketball Clinic

FedEx and the Miami HEAT put on a basketball clinic in Rio de Janeiro leading up to the Brazil Games this weekend.
Oct 9, 2014  |  03:49

Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp

A look inside the fantasy camp put on by Dwyane Wade
Aug 26, 2014  |  01:24

Back to School Recap

HEAT players Shabazz Napier, Tyler Johnson, the Miami HEAT Xtreme Team and staff assist Twin Lakes Elementary School in the first day back to school
Aug 21, 2014  |  01:31

Coach Spo Ice Bucket Challenge

Erik Spoelstra completes the Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of ALS research
Aug 18, 2014  |  00:40

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Miami HEAT staff complete the Ice Bucket challenge to help fund ALS research
Aug 15, 2014  |  02:31

Learn to Swim: Tropical Estates Park

The Miami HEAT, Florida Blue and the American Red Cross work to teach water safety
Jul 29, 2014  |  01:41

HEAT April pool's Day

The Miami HEAT teamed up with the American Red Cross, Florida Blue and Foxsports to launch the beginning of the HEAT Learn to Swim program at Gibson Pool Park in Miami.
Apr 9, 2014  |  01:30

HEAT Cycle for Safety

The HEAT promote safety for cyclists of all ages
Apr 9, 2014  |  01:03

2014 HEAT FCAT Video Pep Rally

The Miami HEAT show some support and provide tips to help students prepare for the FCAT.
Apr 1, 2014  |  08:39

Ray Allen Golf Classic and Ray of Hope Luncheon

Ray Allen’s foundation, Ray of Hope, held a golf tournament to raise funds for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation presented by Hublot.
Mar 27, 2014  |  01:21

13th Miami HEAT Learn and Play Center Recap

The Miami HEAT opened their 13th Learn and Play center at Branches in Miami. The event was attended by HEAT players Greg Oden and Michael Beasley.
Mar 27, 2014  |  01:22

Spoelstra Hosts Young Athletes from Philippines

HEAT Head Coach Erik Spoelstra hosts young athletes from areas in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan
Mar 21, 2014  |  02:17

17th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival Recap

The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund raised more than $500,000 during the 17th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival.
Mar 4, 2014  |  01:48

Re-HEAT Delivery

The Miami HEAT’s Michael Beasley and the AARP Foundation collaborate in their Drive to End Hunger
Feb 26, 2014  |  01:08

Wade Gatorade Gym Makeover

With the help of Gatorade, Dwyane Wade makes over a Riverdale High School locker room
Feb 16, 2014  |  00:58

LeBron James’ Boys and Girls Club Renovation

LeBron James teams with the Boys and Girls club to renovate one of their facilities in New Orleans
Feb 16, 2014  |  00:59

Dwyane Wade One on One

Wade and author James Patterson promote literacy comprehension among children
Feb 16, 2014  |  00:44

NBA Cares: All-Star

HEAT players Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James take time during All-Star weekend to help at Clark Prep High School in New Orleans
Feb 14, 2014  |  01:36

Beach Sweep - Virginia Key Beach

The 5th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami at the historic Virginia Key Beach in Key Biscayne
Feb 4, 2014  |  01:27

Battioke 2014

The Miami HEAT players and families compete in a karaoke contest benefiting the Take Charge Foundation
Jan 30, 2014  |  02:02

NBA FIT/Let's Move! with Michelle Obama and Miami HEAT

The Miami HEAT and Michelle Obama promote healthy diet and exercise for NBA FIT and the Let's Move! initiative.
Jan 21, 2014  |  00:49

ESP: 42 deseos fueron concedidos gracias a la Fundación Make a Wish y al Miami HEAT

Los niños de la Fundación Make a Wish y sus padres pasaron dos días con el Miami HEAT viviendo una experiencia única al hacer sus sueños realidad.
Jan 11, 2014  |  05:41

Make a Wish

Make a Wish and the Miami HEAT partner to grant 47 wishes
Jan 7, 2014  |  05:21

HEAT Hospital Visits

The Miami HEAT visited local hospitals on their day off
Dec 21, 2013  |  01:59

Moms for Soldiers

Pat Riley and the HEAT joins America's Moms for Soldiers in sending care packages oversees.
Dec 20, 2013  |  01:25

Alonzo Mourning's Annual 33 Thanksgivings

Alonzo Mourning surprised several families in Overtown with fully cooked Thanksgiving dinners as part of his annual event, 33 Thanksgivings.
Dec 4, 2013  |  01:47

Ray Allen's Annual Turkey Giveaway

Ray Allen's Ray of Hope Foundation gives turkeys and canned goods to families in need at Jose Marti Park.
Nov 26, 2013  |  01:15

HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration Recap

Your Miami HEAT served members of the Miami community at the HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration on Friday, November 22.
Nov 23, 2013  |  01:45