Miami HEAT: Community
Tamiami Youth Basketball League All-Star Game
As part of our Jr. HEAT NBA initiative, the HEAT Experience took over the Tamiami Youth Basketball League All-Star Game. The Miami HEAT Dancers, Burnie and Xtreme Team hosted a pep rally at the game including HEAT giveaways, prizes and more.
12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration Recap
The Miami HEAT hosted its 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Doral Legacy Park. Presented by Mountain Dew and supported by Florida Blue, FOX Sports Sun and Verizon, the celebration commenced with a pep rally, which included entertainment from the HEAT Experience.
Pet Rescue Airlift
The Miami HEAT teamed up with the Golden State Warriors and FedEx to airlift over 100 pre-Hurricane Irma pets from local Miami animal shelters to no-kill animal shelters in Oakland, California.
Welcome Back, Students!
Although all Miami-Dade County Public Schools opened their doors for the new year on Monday, things were likely a tad bit better at Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. Elementary School.
HEAT Learn to Swim: A.D. Barnes Park Pool Recap
The Miami HEAT teamed up with Florida Blue, FOX Sports Sun and the American Red Cross by surprising some young swimmers during their swimming. As part of the HEAT Learn to Swim community water safety campaign, HEAT Player Wayne Ellington made this surprise visit. Ellington was joined by HEAT P.A. Announcer Michael Baiamonte, Florida Blue Senior Director of Market Development and Community Relations, Martha de la Peña Rojas, Miami-Dade County, District 6 Commissioner, Rebeca Sosa, and American Red Cross Territory Aquatics Specialist, Patrick Beason, who provided instruction to the children.
HEAT / Pulse Day of Rememberance - Wonder Woman Private Screening with Lotus House
June 12th served as a day of remembrance for the 49 innocent victims who lost their lives at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. June also serves as LGBTQ Pride Month. The HEAT Group with one of the most diverse staffs in the industry and a culture which emphasizes inclusion, hosted guests from the Lotus House, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women, youth and children, for an excursion to Cinépolis Coconut Grove for a private screening of Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is an iconic DC Comics character and a symbol of female empowerment. The 35 guests from the Lotus House who attended the event are part of the Rainbow Lotus group which identify as LGBTQ or allies of the community.
HEAT donate $10,000 to LA LIGA CONTRA EL CÁNCER/ THE LEAGUE AGAINST CANCER as part of $50,000 commitment
The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund announced today that they donated $10,000 to La Liga Contra el Cáncer / The League Against Cancer during Saturday’s 42nd Anniversary Telethon. This is the third of five $10,000 donations the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund will make over a five-year period. The League Against Cancer is a non-profit organization providing free medical care to cancer patients who do not have financial resources or health insurance.
Shane Battier Grants Scholarships to Students
Shane Battier grants 21 students at Miami Central Highschool full scholarships through his Take Charge Foundation.