Miami HEAT: Community
Sixth Annual Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge
The Miami HEAT hosted students from North Miami Senior High School (Miami-Dade) and Ft. Lauderdale High School (Broward) to participate in the Sixth Annual Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge presented by Pepsi, held at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday, February 24th. The Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge is a game show-style competition where a team from each of the schools tests their knowledge of African-American history, with the winning school walking away with a $4,000 grant and tickets to an upcoming HEAT game. The runner up receives a $500 grant. Read the full recap.
Sixth Annual HEAT Beach Sweep
The Miami HEAT hosted its 6th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep at HEAT Academy school site, Jesse J. McCrary Jr. Elementary School. Presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, the annual cleanup event moved beyond the beach to highlight the HEAT’s commitment to generating awareness for the protection and sustainability of the environment throughout our community. HEAT Legend Alonzo Mourning joined players James Ennis and Hassan Whiteside with assisting in the days many activities. Read the full recap.
It’s never too early to start planning for college, HEAT fans. And we know education is expensive. That’s why the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund has teamed up with Bank United to offer graduating high school seniors the chance to earn $25,000 in college scholarship funds. Applications for our HEAT Scholarship program are available by clicking here. The deadline to apply is April 4th, 2015.
HEAT Youth Basketball Clinic Recap
The Miami HEAT hosted a HEAT Youth Basketball Clinic presented by Gatorade at the City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreations Department’s North Shore Park Youth Center. HEAT Players Justin Hamilton and Hassan Whiteside joined HEAT Assistant Coach, Dan Craig and former HEAT Trainer Ron Culp in conducting the clinic. The event included children from their after-school program which is designed to engage children in educational and recreational activities that promote their physical, cognitive, motor, social, and emotional development. Video Summary | Read the full recap.
HEAT Hospital Visits
Miami HEAT players spread holiday cheer to children at two South Florida hospitals. The HEAT teamed up with presenting partner FedEx and supporting partners FOX’s Sun Sports and American Express to host the HEAT Holiday Hospital Visits at Baptist Children’s Hospital and Holtz Children’s Hospital at UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. HEAT players, HEAT Dancers and Burnie distributed toys and other gifts collected from a HEAT Group Toy Drive, including gift cards courtesy of Haagen-Dazs, caps from New Era and vouchers courtesy of Papa John’s and McDonald’s. Half of the team visited Baptist Children’s Hospital, and the other half visited Holtz Children’s Hospital at UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Continue Reading
Thanksgiving Celebration Event
The Miami HEAT hosted their 23rd Annual HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration on Monday, November 24th at the Miami Rescue Mission (MRM). HEAT players, along with HEAT coaches and HEAT front office employees joined presenting sponsor Florida Blue as well as supporting sponsors Goya, The A Group, Pepsi and Sun Sports to usher in the Thanksgiving holiday with the residents of the Greater Miami area. Read the full recap
HEAT Home Renovation Project
On Veterans Day, the Miami HEAT teamed up with Gatorade to renovate the homes of two local U.S. Army veterans as part of the Miami HEAT Home Strong initiative. HEAT President Pat Riley, HEAT Legend Alonzo Mourning and HEAT staffers worked alongside U.S. servicemen and women from the United States Coast Guard and volunteers from Rebuilding Together to repair and restore both homes, including painting, landscaping, flooring and roofing. The HEAT funded the renovations, which benefitted U.S. Army veterans Matthew James and Willie Franklin. Read the full recap.