Miami HEAT: Community

Random Acts of HEAT Pep Rally at N. Hialeah Elementary

Random Acts of HEAT

The HEAT Experience visited N. Hialeah Elementary school on June 1st, 2015 for a Random Acts of HEAT pep rally presented by Kia. Watch the recap | View the photo gallery

2015 HEAT Academy End of Year Recap and Photo Gallery

2015 HEAT Academy End of Year

The Miami HEAT held an end-of-year celebration for 300 HEAT Academy students at AmericanAirlines Arena on May 14th, 2015. The afternoon consisted of a carnival-style event with food, fun, and excitement. During the festivities, Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Foundation presented a check in the amount of $160,000 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 2022, the fifth-grade class’ expected graduating year. This marked the 13th consecutive year that Carnival has funded the scholarships, and during this time the company has purchased 195 scholarships with a total value of more than $2.2 million. Read the full recap | View the photo gallery

14th Annual HEAT April Pool's Day Recap

April Pool's Day 2015

The Miami HEAT teamed up with Florida Blue, Sun Sports and the American Red Cross to host the 14th Annual HEAT April Pool’s Day on Wednesday, April 8th at Grapeland Water Park. The event serves as the launch of the HEAT’s summer long “Learn to Swim” community swim safety campaign and officially kicks off the swim season in South Florida. HEAT players James Ennis and Tyler Johnson, along with the HEAT Dancers, got into the pool with children from Dunbar K-8 Center, Grapeland Water Park and Kinloch Park for a special swimming lesson under the direction and supervision of American Red Cross’ certified water safety instructors and lifeguards. The event was hosted by In-Arena Public Address Announcer Michael Baiamonte. Guest speakers included Miami HEAT Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Michael McCullough, Florida Blue Senior Director of Business Development, Media and External Relations, Doug Bartel, Media Relations Manager for FOX’s Sun Sports Eric Esteban, American Red Cross Territory Aquatics Specialist, Patrick Beason, and City of Miami District 1 Commissioner, Wilfredo Gort. Read the full recap.

HEAT Honor 2015 Carnival Scholarship Recipients

HEAT Honor 2015 Carnival Scholarship Recipients

Miami-based Carnival, the Miami HEAT, and Florida Prepaid College Foundation presented local high school students with four-year college scholarships. Purchased by Carnival Foundation, the scholarships were presented to former students of the HEAT Academy, an after school enrichment program for at-risk youth, who currently participate in an innovative workplace mentoring program sponsored by Carnival, the HEAT and in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Recipients were selected based on academic performance and interviews with representatives from the various organizations. Read the full recap.

Learn & Play Center Photo Gallery and Recap

Learn & Play Center Sponsored By Florida Blue

The Miami HEAT celebrated the opening of its 15th Learn & Play Center at The Learning Experience School on Wednesday, March 17th. The new Learn & Play center, refurbished in partnership with presenting sponsor and longtime HEAT community partner Florida Blue, provides youth with a safe place to play and resources to help them explore their academic interests. View the photo gallery | Read the full recap

Sixth Annual Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge

Beach Sweep Group Photo

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

Beach Sweep Group Photo

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.

HEAT Youth Basketball Clinic Recap

HEAT Youth Basketball Clinic Group Photo

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.




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Heat Academy End of Year Celebration

HEAT Academy host End-of-Year celebration
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Heat Academy End of Year Celebration

HEAT Academy host End-of-Year celebration
May 21, 2015  |  01:36

2015 HEAT Learn To Swim

The Miami HEAT teams up with Florida Blue, Sun Sports/FOX Sports Florida & the American Red Cross to surprise summer camp participants during their swimming lessons at the North Pointe YMCA Family Center Pool
Jul 27, 2015  |  00:31

Whiteside Basketball Camp

Hassan Whiteside hosts a basketball camp for children
Jul 15, 2015  |  01:37

The HEAT Support Aksel

The Miami HEAT are looking to the community to assist Aksel Johnssen in his fight with HLH.
Jun 25, 2015  |  05:43

Big Brothers Big Sisters and the HEAT

As part of its ongoing commitment to improving the South Florida community, The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund donated $350,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters to create a fitness center, The Miami HEAT Big Fitness Room, for the at-risk children at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami set to unveil in Spring 2016.
Jun 9, 2015  |  00:44

Hassan Whiteside Graduation Surprise

HEAT Center, Hassan Whiteside, surprised Devin Gantzios, a student at the School for Advanced Studies at his graduation at Adrianne Arsht Center. Devin is currently diagnosed with Leukemia and The Miami HEAT and Whiteside wanted to show their support for him during this special day.
Jun 5, 2015  |  01:53

Random Acts of HEAT Pep Rally: June 1

The HEAT Experience visits N. Hialeah Elementary school for a Random Acts of HEAT pep rally presented by Kia
Jun 5, 2015  |  01:32

2015 HEAT Scholarship Recipient

Hassan Whiteside and the HEAT made a visit to Coral Reef Senior High School to surprise one of its students with a $5,000 HEAT Scholarship presented by BankUnited
May 21, 2015  |  00:28

South Florida Commuter Services Pep Rally

South Florida Commuter Services and Miami HEAT take over Florida Atlantic University for Earth Fest Pep Rally at FAU
May 8, 2015  |  00:58

April Pools Day 2015

Tyler Johnson, James Ennis and Florida Blue teach kids to swim and the importance of water safety
Apr 11, 2015  |  01:10

HEAT Charitable Golf Tournament 2015

The HEAT held a charitable golf tournament to raise money for The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund
Apr 10, 2015  |  01:04

6th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep

The Miami HEAT hosted its 6th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Big Brothers Big Sisters at HEAT Academy school site, Jesse J. McCrary Jr. Elementary School.
Mar 31, 2015  |  01:29

ESP: El decimoquinto Centro Learn and Play abre sus puertas

El Centro Learn and Play, "Aprender y Jugar", llenó a los estudiantes de alegría al darles la sorpresa de sus vidas.
Mar 25, 2015  |  01:37

Learn and Play Center: The Learning Experience

The Miami HEAT and Florida Blue create a great space for The Learning Experience Students
Mar 21, 2015  |  01:19

Suit up with Wade

Hublot and Dwyane Wade surprised foster students from the Voices with Children foundation
Mar 16, 2015  |  01:42

Black Tie on Ocean Drive

The Miami HEAT and Hublot came together to raise money for the HEAT Charitable fund. See the event that took place on Ocean Dr. in South Beach.
Mar 16, 2015  |  01:40

Hassan Whiteside Autograph Signing

The Miami HEAT Store at Dolphin Mall hosted an autograph session with Hassan Whiteside
Mar 2, 2015  |  00:47

Black History Month Challenge 2015

The HEAT host two high schools in the sixth annual Black History Month Challenge presented by Pepsi
Feb 28, 2015  |  01:30

El Decimoctavo Festival de la Familia con El HEAT

El Festival recaudó más de medio millón de dólares para la fundación caritativa del HEAT.
Feb 25, 2015  |  02:04

Family Festival 2015

The 18th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival, presented by Carnival Cruise Lines
Feb 24, 2015  |  01:43

HEAT Youth Basketball Clinic

HEAT players and coaches teach kids the importance of fitness and nutrition
Feb 2, 2015  |  00:57

Spo Fit Clinic

Coach Spoelstra holds a clinic to teach children the importance of fitness
Jan 28, 2015  |  01:08

Zo's Winter Groove Recap

A recap of the 2014 Zo's Winter Grove festivities.
Jan 5, 2015  |  01:33

HEAT Visit Local Hospitals

The Miami HEAT spend time at local hospitals
Dec 26, 2014  |  01:57

Santa Bosh

Chris Bosh and Team Tomorrow host the fifth annual Christmas with Chris Bosh event
Dec 26, 2014  |  01:19

9th Annual Larry Share Toy Giveaway

Larry Share and The HEAT Experience have a toy giveaway at Dunbar Elementary
Dec 25, 2014  |  00:56

"33 Thanksgivings" Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning and the Overtown Youth Center partnered with Publix and Fed Ex to provide over 400 Thanksgiving meals to families
Dec 4, 2014  |  02:03

A Night on the RunWade 2014

Dwyane Wade holds his annual event to raise money for charity
Nov 25, 2014  |  01:34

HEAT Veterans Day Home Renovation

The HEAT work to create a great home for a local veteran
Nov 13, 2014  |  01:31

Packing for Troops

Chris Bosh's foundation Team Tomorrow partner with America's Moms for Soldiers and the Miami HEAT to create care packages for our troops
Nov 13, 2014  |  01:40