Miami HEAT: Community

Miami HEAT welcome back students and teachers at Shadowlawn Elementary School

Miami HEAT welcome back students and teachers at Shadowlawn Elementary School

The Miami HEAT kicked off the 2016-17 school year in Miami-Dade County by welcoming back the students and teachers at Shadowlawn Elementary School on Monday, August 22nd. HEAT players, Rodney McGruder, Stefan Janković, Brianté Weber and Okaro White along with the HEAT Dancers, HEAT mascot, Burnie, and Uptown Dale hosted a pep rally at the school and distributed school supplies courtesy of Florida Prepaid College Board to the students. Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho was also in attendance.

Shadowlawn Elementary is located at 149 NW 49th Street, Miami, FL 33127.

According to the 2015-16 grades report, Miami-Dade County Public Schools outperformed the entire state of Florida. More than half of all schools in the county earned an impressive A or B grade. Most notably, Shadowlawn Elementary, the school with the lowest grade, drastically improved by increasing their 2014-15 grade F to a grade B in 2015-16.

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Johnson and Richardson surprise young swimmers at Bucky Dent Water Park

Johnson and Richardson to surprise young swimmers at Bucky Dent Water Park

The Miami HEAT teamed up with Florida Blue, FOX Sports Sun and the American Red Cross and surprised some young swimmers during their swimming lessons this past Monday, July 25th at the Bucky Dent Water Park. As part of the HEAT Learn to Swim community water safety campaign, HEAT Players Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson and 2012 USA Olympic gold medalist swimmer Claire Donahue made the surprise visit.

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HEAT Learn & Play Center Opening: Robert King High Park

HEAT Learn & Play Center Opening: Robert King High Park

The Miami HEAT celebrated the opening of its 16th Learn & Play Center at Robert King High Park. 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.

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Raffaella Swail Surprise School Pep Rally

Raffaella Swail Surprise School Pep Rally

The HEAT experience went to Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center to surprise 3rd grade student, Raffaella Swail, with a personalized HEAT jersey and a HEAT Team Autographed basketball.

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HEAT Academy End of Year Recap

HEAT Academy End of Year Recap

The Miami HEAT hosted an end-of-year celebration for 372 HEAT Academy students at AmericanAirlines Arena. Media was invited to the press portion of the event.

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HEAT, Broward County Public Schools “Seeing Green”

For the third consecutive year, the Miami HEAT has challenged Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) to find innovative ways to reduce energy consumption at each campus. Through the greening initiative titled “How Low Can You Go?” the team is enticing the schools to raise environmental awareness of CO2 emissions and educate the facilities about potential financial savings through responsible energy consumption.

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HEAT Announce 2016 Scholarship Recipients

HEAT Announce 2016 Scholarship Recipients

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, The Miami HEAT announced the five recipients of the 2016 HEAT Scholarships presented by
BankUnited and the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund: the Alec Kessler Student-Athlete Scholarship, the Dr. Jack
Ramsay Scholarship and three HEAT Scholarships. In its 20th year, the HEAT Scholarships offer $25,000 in funds
to high school seniors attending school in Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe or Palm Beach counties.

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HEAT Kicks off 2016 “LEARN TO SWIM” Water Safety Campaign

Seventh Annual Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge RECAP

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 player Tyler Johnson and HEAT Legend Glen Rice, along with the HEAT Dancers, will get into the pool with HEAT Academy students from Dunbar K-8 Center for a special swimming lesson under the direction and supervision of United States Coast Guard (USCG) water safety instructors.

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The 19th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival

The 19th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival

The Miami HEAT Family Festival, which is the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund’s largest annual fundraiser, is a themed, interactive, carnival-like celebration during which HEAT players, coaches, celebrities and families come together for a day of fun, family and feasting.

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Seventh Annual Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge RECAP

Seventh Annual Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge RECAP

The Miami HEAT announced today that students from Coral Reef Senior High School (Miami-Dade) and Hollywood Hills High School (Broward) participated in the Seventh Annual Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge presented by PepsiCo, which was held at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday, February 29th.

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Miramar Block Party Event Recap

Miramar Block Party Event Recap

South Florida Commuter Services/ Miramar Park of Commerce join the HEAT Experience and Alonzo Mourning for a Block Party.

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HEAT to Host 7th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep

HEAT Beach Sweep

The Miami HEAT hosted its 7th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne. In conjunction with NBA Green, this year’s efforts highlighted the HEAT’s commitment to generating awareness for the protection and sustainability of the environment throughout our community.

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HEAT Holiday Hospital Visits

HEAT Holiday Hospital Visits

Miami HEAT players spread holiday cheer to children at two South Florida hospitals this year. The HEAT teamed up with presenting partner FedEx and supporting partner FOX Sports Sun to host the HEAT Holiday Hospital Visits at Baptist Children’s Hospital and Holtz Children’s Hospital at UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Re-HEAT Delivery

Re-HEAT Delivery

The Miami HEAT is in its eighth season of giving back to the community with the Re-HEAT Program, where unused food from all Miami HEAT home games is redistributed to local homeless assistance programs.

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Larry Share & HEAT Academy Toy Giveaway

Larry Share & HEAT Academy Toy Giveaway

For the 10th consecutive year, founding HEAT Season Ticket Holder, Larry Share, donated toys to students at each of the three HEAT Academy schools.

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HEAT 24th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration

HEAT 24th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration

The Miami HEAT hosted the 24th Annual HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration on Friday, November 20th at the Miami Rescue Mission (MRM). The entire HEAT team, along with HEAT coaches and HEAT staffers joined presenting sponsor Florida Blue as well as supporting sponsors Goya Foods, Pepsi and FOX Sports Sun, The A Group and ONE Sotheby’s International Realty to usher in the Thanksgiving holiday with the residents of the Greater Miami area.

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HEAT to Host Youth Basketball Clinic Presented by Gatorade

2015 Hispanic Heritage Celebration

The Miami HEAT hosted a HEAT Youth Basketball Clinic presented by Gatorade at the Miami Springs Community Center this past Monday, November 16th. HEAT Player, Tyler Johnson, joined HEAT Assistant Coach, Chris Quinn, in conducting the clinic.

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HEAT Honor Veterans with Home Renovations

2015 Hispanic Heritage Celebration

This past Veterans Day, the Miami HEAT renovated the homes of two local U.S. Veterans as part of the Miami HEAT Home Strong initiative. HEAT President Pat Riley, HEAT Legends Alonzo Mourning and Glen Rice and HEAT staffers worked alongside the U.S. servicemen and women from U.S. Armed Forces and volunteers from Rebuilding Together to repair and restore both homes, including painting, landscaping and flooring. The HEAT funded the renovations, which benefited U.S. Army Veteran, John Williams, and U.S. Navy Veteran, Horace Coley.

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2015 Hispanic Heritage Celebration

2015 Hispanic Heritage Celebration

The Miami HEAT hosted its 10th annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in the heart of Little Havana at the oldest high school in the county, Miami Senior High School this past Saturday, October 24, 2015. Presented by PepsiCo and supported by Florida Blue and FOX Sports Sun, the celebration involved Miami HEAT players and talent interacting with over 300 children and 700 guests in a variety of activities including a basketball clinic, tug of war, kickball and volleyball.

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HEAT Go Back To School

Back to School

The Miami HEAT kicked off the 2015-16 school year in Broward County by welcoming back the students and teachers at Dillard Elementary School on Monday, August 24th. HEAT player Amar’e Stoudemire along with the HEAT Dancers, HEAT mascot, Burnie, and Uptown Dale hosted a pep rally at the school and distributed school supplies to select students by visiting their classrooms.

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2015 Learn To Swim

Learn To Swim

The Miami HEAT teamed 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.

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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

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

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.


19th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival Recap

The HEAT host host the 19th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival, presented by Carnival Cruise Lines, an interactive celebration benefitting local South Florida charities and the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund.
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19th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival Recap

The HEAT host host the 19th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival, presented by Carnival Cruise Lines, an interactive celebration benefitting local South Florida charities and the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund.
Mar 25, 2016  |  01:42

7th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep Recap

The Miami HEAT host its 7th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne
Feb 22, 2016  |  01:32

Bosh and Riley visit Fisher House

Chris Bosh and Pat Riley celebrate the holidays with families at Fisher House Miami
Jan 8, 2016  |  01:35

Player Holiday Events

The Miami HEAT host holiday events.
Dec 25, 2015  |  01:38

Holiday PSA

Miami HEAT Players and coaching staff give back to the community during the Holiday season
Dec 23, 2015  |  01:01

Zo's 33 Thanksgivings

Alonzo Mourning distributes over 400 meals at the Overtown Youth Center
Nov 30, 2015  |  01:53

HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration Recap

HEAT host 24th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration
Nov 23, 2015  |  01:51

HEAT Go “Back to School” at Dillard Elementary

Amar’e Stoudemire and the HEAT kicked off the 2015-16 school year by distributing school supplies to students at Dillard Elementary
Aug 24, 2015  |  00:19

Heat Academy End of Year Celebration

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

Chris Bosh Holiday Giveaway

Chris Bosh provides free shopping for 150 children
Dec 22, 2012  |  01:40

Udonis Haslem Back to School Kickback

Udonis Haslem visits New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale to help hand out Back-to-School supplies
Aug 26, 2016  |  01:38

Back to School 2016 Video Recap

Rodney McGruder, Stefan Janković, Brianté Weber, Okaro White and the HEAT host a pep rally at Shadowlawn Elementary and distribute school supplies courtesy of Florida Prepaid College Board
Aug 25, 2016  |  01:15

Tyler Johnson at HEAT Camp

See a recap of Week 8 of HEAT Camp when Tyler Johnson visited
Aug 19, 2016  |  00:56

Brianté Weber at HEAT Camp

See a recap of Week 7 of HEAT Camp when Brianté Weber visited
Aug 11, 2016  |  01:42

HEAT Learn To Swim Event at Bucky Dent Park

Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson surprise young swimmers at the HEAT Learn To Swim Event at Bucky Dent Park
Aug 4, 2016  |  02:21

Haslem NBA Gatorade Training Center Recap

Udonis Haslem visits the Gatorade Training Center at St. Thomas University to help kids run drills
Jul 20, 2016  |  01:25

Video Recap: HEAT Visit Orlando Police Department

The HEAT visit the Orlando Police Department to thank everyone for all the work they've done
Jul 5, 2016  |  01:09

Video Recap: HEAT Visit Orlando Regional Medical Center

The HEAT visit Orlando Regional Medical Center to say thanks to all of the staff that helped the victims of the recent tragedy, and make sure Leo, a survivor of the attacks, knew that they were behind him in his recovery effort
Jul 5, 2016  |  01:47

Udonis Haslem Visits HEAT Camp

Udonis Haslem visits HEAT Camp at South Broward High School
Jun 22, 2016  |  00:56

Raffaella Swail Surprise School Pep Rally

The HEAT experience goes to Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center to surprise 3rd grade student, Raffaella Swail, with a personalized HEAT jersey and a HEAT Team Autographed basketball
Jun 16, 2016  |  03:21

FOX Sports Coaches Clinic

Chris Quinn and Josh Richardson teach kids about basketball and staying fit at the FOX Sports Coaches Clinic
Apr 29, 2016  |  01:02

Carnival Center for Excellence Grand Opening

Miami HEAT and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America organization hosts the grand opening of the Carnival Center for Excellence
Apr 7, 2016  |  01:09

HEAT April Pool's Day

Miami HEAT hosts 15th annual April Pool's day
Apr 7, 2016  |  01:30

Seventh Annual Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge

The Miami HEAT host two high schools in the seventh annual Black History Month Challenge presented by PepsiCo
Mar 3, 2016  |  01:31

Miami HEAT Under the Stars Fundraising Gala

The Miami HEAT hosts Under the Moon & Stars fundraising Gala with Earth, Wind & Fire
Mar 1, 2016  |  01:51

Miramar Block Party Event Recap

South Florida Commuter Services/ Miramar Park of Commerce join the HEAT Experience and Alonzo Mourning in Block Party
Feb 22, 2016  |  00:49

HEAT Wheels Banner Unveiling

The Miami HEAT Wheels basketball team unveil their 2015 championship banner at the Miami Springs Community Center
Feb 9, 2016  |  01:32

Wade Love Story

The story behind a couple and how Dwyane Wade has influenced their life
Jan 7, 2016  |  01:29

Wade Buys Lunch for HEAT Staff

Dwyane Wade catered a special lunch for the entire Miami HEAT staff before the holidays
Dec 23, 2015  |  00:43

ReHEAT 2015

The HEAT hosted the holiday version of ReHEAT at Chapman house in Miami
Dec 23, 2015  |  01:27