Miami HEAT: Community

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 Scholarships

HEAT Scholarships

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

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.

HEAT Hospital Visits

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.

Video Recap: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration




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Hassan Whiteside Autograph Signing

The Miami HEAT Store at Dolphin Mall hosted an autograph session with Hassan Whiteside
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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

4th Annual Juice Foundation Fashion Show Recap

Take a look back at the 4th Annual Juice Foundation Fashion Show
Nov 5, 2014  |  01:23

Night on the RunWade Promo

Join Dwyane Wade at the Ice Palace Studios on Tuesday, November 18th for his annual fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the Wade's Word Foundation.
Nov 5, 2014  |  00:40

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