Miami HEAT: Community

HEAT Announce 2017 Scholarship Recipients

2017 HEAT Scholarships

The Miami HEAT announced on April 11 the five recipients of the 2017 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.

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Random Acts of HEAT

Random Acts of HEAT

On April 1st, D.A. Dorsey Technical School was burglarized, with about $25,000 worth of computer equipment and close to $20,000 worth of auto mechanic tools stolen. As part of its Random Acts of HEAT presented by Ultimate Software initiative, the Miami HEAT made a monetary donation of $20,000 to assist in replacement of the stolen computer equipment. Microsoft also donated six Microsoft Surface Pro 4’s.

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16th Annual HEAT April Pool’s Day

16th Annual HEAT April Pool’s Day

The Miami HEAT teamed up with Florida Blue, FOX Sports Sun and the American Red Cross to host the 16th Annual HEAT April Pool’s Day at the Miami Springs Aquatic Center. The event served as the launch of the HEAT’s summer-long “Learn to Swim” community swim safety campaign and officially kicked off the swim season in South Florida. HEAT players Okaro White and Justise Winslow, along with the HEAT Dancers, got in the pool with young swimmers for a special swimming lesson.

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Miami HEAT Host 20th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival

Miami HEAT Open 17th Learn & Play Center

The Miami HEAT hosted the 20th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival, presented by Carnival Cruise Line, an interactive celebration benefitting local South Florida charities and the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, on Saturday, March 18th. The event will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the South Plaza and at 601 of the AmericanAirlines Arena, located at 601 Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami.

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Miami HEAT Open 17th Learn & Play Center

Miami HEAT Open 17th Learn & Play Center

The Miami HEAT celebrated the opening of its 17th Learn & Play Center at Moore Park in Miami. The new Learn & Play Center, refurbished in partnership with presenting sponsor and longtime HEAT community partner Florida Blue. Followed by a press conference to kick off the event, HEAT players, Josh McRoberts and Josh Richardson, and HEAT Legend, Glen Rice, interacted with students in the new Learn & Play Center.

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Eighth Annual Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge

HEAT Host Glades Sweep

Students from Miami Killian Senior High School in Miami-Dade and Plantation High School in Broward participated in the Eighth Annual Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge presented by PepsiCo, held in 601 at the AmericanAirlines Arena. 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.

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HEAT Host Glades Sweep

HEAT Host Glades Sweep

The Miami HEAT took its green initiatives to the Florida Everglades by hosting the HEAT Glades Sweep presented by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. This year’s green 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 Host Youth Basketball Clinic

HEAT Host Youth Basketball Clinic

The Miami HEAT hosted a HEAT Youth Basketball Clinic presented by Gatorade at CARE Elementary School on Wednesday, January 18th. HEAT Players, James Johnson and Rodney McGruder, joined former Miami HEAT Trainer, Ron Culp, in conducting the clinic. In-Arena Host, Uptown Dale, as well as the Miami HEAT Dancers andHEAT Mascot, Burnie, also joined them. The event included a basketball clinic on the basic skills of the game and a discussion of the importance of fitness and a healthy lifestyle with about 100 students from CARE Elementary.

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16-17 HEAT Holiday Hospital Visit

16-17 HEAT Holiday Hospital Visit

Miami HEAT players have spread holiday joy to children at two South Florida hospitals this year. The Miami HEAT teamed up with presenting sponsor FedEx and supporting sponsors FOX Sports Sun and American Express to host the HEAT Holiday Hospital Visit at Baptist Children’s Hospital and Holtz Children’s Hospital at UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Each year the HEAT Players look forward to making the holiday season brighter for patients at each location by distributing toys and other gifts generated from a HEAT Group Toy Drive.

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Udonis Haslem To Host Christmas Honor Roll Event

Udonis Haslem To Host Christmas Honor Roll Event

An advocate of education, Udonis Haslem will reward over 80 underprivileged students from several schools in the Overtown, Liberty City and Opa Locka areas, as well as, the Florida Resources for Empowering and Sustaining Health Inc.FRESH Inc, a non-for-profit organization whose primary focus is to provide health education outreach and resources to enhance overall community health, for their academic excellence by providing each child with a Toys R Us gift card as well as a backpack filled with goodies. New Era will also donate 100 winter knit hats for the students.

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16-17 HEAT Academy Larry Share Toy Giveaway

16-17 HEAT Academy Larry Share Toy Giveaway

For the 11th consecutive year, Season Ticket Member, Larry Share, donated toys to each of the three HEAT Academy Schools. Along with Burnie, Uptown Dale, and the Xtreme team, Mr. Share personally met with the HEAT Academy students and gave out toys, pizza and drinks.

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16-17 Miami HEAT Re-HEAT Program

Miami HEAT Re-HEAT Program

The 2016-17 season is the ninth year of the Re-HEAT Program, where unserved food from all Miami HEAT home games is redistributed to local homeless assistance programs. Through the assistance of presenting partner, Bank of the Ozarks alongside supporting partner, Levy Cares, over 37,900 pounds of food have been distributed to Re-HEAT beneficiaries, the Miami Rescue Mission and the Chapman Partnership.

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Miami HEAT host 25th Annual HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration

Miami HEAT host 25th Annual HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration

The Miami HEAT hosted the 25th Annual HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration on Wednesday, November 16th at the Miami Rescue Mission (MRM). The entire HEAT team, along with HEAT coaches and 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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Miami HEAT Home Strong Renovate Homes for Local Veterans

Miami HEAT Home Strong Renovate Homes for Local Veterans

As part of our on-going commitment to support U.S. servicemen and servicewomen at home and abroad through our Home Strong Initiative, and in conjunction with the NBA Hoops for Troops program, on Veterans Day members of the HEAT staff including HEAT President Pat Riley and HEAT legends Alonzo Mourning and Glen Rice once again worked alongside members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade to help renovate the homes of two local veterans in Miami-Dade County.

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Miami HEAT Host 11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Miami HEAT Host 11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

The Miami HEAT hosted its 11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration this past Sunday, October 23rd. Presented by Mountain Dew and supported by Florida Blue and FOX Sports Sun, the celebration involved a special pre-show on the XFINITY East Plaza, including entertainment from the HEAT Experience. Following the pre-show, Miami HEAT players and talent hosted a basketball clinic for children in the Tamiami Youth Basketball (TYB) league in the HEAT Practice Facility.

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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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Winslow YMCA PSA

Justise Winslow encourages the community to get in the game with the YMCA Youth Sports.
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Winslow YMCA PSA

Justise Winslow encourages the community to get in the game with the YMCA Youth Sports.
Jan 11, 2017  |  00:52

Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Thanksgiving Surprise

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning help unburden folks in Overtown by surprising them with Thanksgiving meals
Nov 26, 2016  |  01:45

2016 Thanksgiving Celebration Recap

25th Annual Thanksgiving celebration recap
Nov 17, 2016  |  01:36

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

Random Acts of HEAT Recap - D.A. Dorsey Technical College

As a part of our Random Acts of HEAT, the Miami HEAT teamed with Ultimate Software in donating $20K to D.A. Dorsey Technical to help replace stolen equipment
Apr 20, 2017  |  01:36

Inside the HEAT: HEAT Academy Promo

Inside the HEAT: HEAT Academy highlights the impact made on the community through both education and mentorship
Apr 18, 2017  |  01:17

Basketball Takeover presented by Adidas

The Miami HEAT and Adidas take over a girls JV basketball game at Our Lady of the Lakes middle school
Apr 13, 2017  |  01:18

Family Festival 2017

The Miami HEAT raise money for the Miami HEAT Charity Fund
Mar 19, 2017  |  01:30

Home Strong: SSG Lyle Turnbull

James Johnson and the HEAT honor SSG Lyle Turnbull
Mar 19, 2017  |  01:30

Learn & Play: Moore Park

The HEAT and Florida Blue unveil the latest Learn & Play Center
Mar 17, 2017  |  01:33

Erik Spoelstra in the Philippines

Erik Spoelstra spends time in the Philippines
Mar 17, 2017  |  03:21

Miami HEAT: "A Family Affair"

The Riley's and the Arison's host a fundraising Gala to benefit the HEAT Charitable fund
Mar 15, 2017  |  02:14

HEAT Hospital Visit at Baptist Children's Hospital

Several HEAT players visited Baptist Children's Hospital during the holiday season to surprise Cory Binelo on December 19th, 2016
Jan 1, 2017  |  01:31

UD Toy Giveaway

Udonis Haslem treats nearly 100 of Miami's youth to a Christmas shopping spree
Dec 27, 2016  |  01:21

TISSOT Gift of Time - Hero, Javier Perez

The Miami HEAT and Tissot surprised principal Javier Perez with mini pep rally
Dec 22, 2016  |  03:24

HEAT Holiday Hospital Visit

Miami HEAT take time to spread holiday cheer and deliver gifts to people at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Baptist Children's Hospital
Dec 20, 2016  |  01:34

Justise's D.R.E.A.M. Showcase

Justise Winslow puts together a platform for kids to show their talent
Dec 20, 2016  |  01:33

Larry Share's Generous Donation

HEAT Season Ticket member Larry Share generously gave toys to to children for the holidays
Dec 18, 2016  |  01:28

Home Strong: Gonzales Family

Watch the story of US Air Force MSGT. Martin Gonzales, whose name Josh McRoberts will wear on his Home Strong jersey
Dec 14, 2016  |  01:09

Re-HEAT: HEAT Delivers Food To Chapman Partnership

HEAT redistribute unserved food from all home games to local homeless assistance programs
Dec 14, 2016  |  01:32

Hoophall Luncheon and Clinic

Recap of the Legends Luncheon and Hoophall clinic
Dec 12, 2016  |  01:22