HEAT Community Affairs: Foundation

HEAT CHARITABLE FUND MISSION


Family Outreach

Established in 1997, the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund supports programs for the betterment of at-risk families in South Florida. Beneficiaries include SafeSpace, a domestic violence shelter for women and children, the Jackson Memorial Foundation’s Guardian Angels and Holtz Children’s Hospital, and the Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Community.

The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund also provides educational scholarships for high school seniors and partners with inner-city elementary schools to fund the HEAT Academy, which provides after-school tutoring and mentoring programs. Through these initiatives, the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund continues to inspire the youth of South Florida to envision their dreams and achieve their goals.

HOME STRONG

Established in 2006, Home Strong is an ongoing program that salutes and honors the courageous men and women in uniform for their dedication to the United States Armed Forces. Pat Riley and the Miami HEAT created this initiative as a means of demonstrating support and paying tribute to our soldiers and veterans. The program is currently working and planning to further assist with the unmet needs of military personnel and their families who have returned back from Iraq and Afghanistan and reside in the South Florida area.

MIAMI HEAT FAMILY FESTIVAL

The Miami HEAT Family Festival is a themed, interactive, carnival-like celebration in which HEAT players, coaches, celebrities and 250 families come together for a day of family and fun in an effort to raise vital dollars for local charities. In addition to the fanfare at the event, top restaurants from South Florida create a memorable dining “Food Court” extravaganza. In addition to this, the Foundation has served as host to the Celebrity / Team Dinner & Concert.

HEAT SCRAMBLE GOLF CLASSIC

The Annual HEAT Scramble Golf Classic has offered golfers an opportunity to tackle some of the most prominent golf courses around town, such as Don Shula’s in Miami Lakes, the Blue Monster at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa and most recently, the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club. All net proceeds benefit the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund. This season’s event will feature appearances by current HEAT players and plans to be the largest golf event ever hosted by the Fund.

ANNUAL TOY/FOOD DRIVE

The spirit of giving continues year round for the Miami HEAT through the Annual Toy / Food Drive. Historically, the HEAT and its fans have brought in canned food and toys for Food Drives to benefit Curley’s House of Style, a food pantry in Liberty City that serves over 1,000 people each day. The toys are distributed to the HEAT’s local beneficiaries to support at-risk youth.

HEAT FAMILY CHARITY GROUP

The Miami HEAT Family Charity Group, established in conjunction with the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, consists of members including wives of active HEAT coaches, players, select senior executive management as well as player mothers and family. The group works closely together with the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund to assist the South Florida community through activities including the organization of various fundraising efforts, the Annual SafeSpace Holiday Outreach initiative, the Domestic Violence Prevention Walk and other numerous hours of volunteer contributions.

2017-18 HEAT Holiday Hospital Visits

The Miami HEAT players, Burnie the mascot, and the HEAT Dancers spread holiday joy to children at two South Florida hospitals with the help of presenting sponsor FedEx and supporting sponsor FOX Sports Sun
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2017-18 HEAT Holiday Hospital Visits

The Miami HEAT players, Burnie the mascot, and the HEAT Dancers spread holiday joy to children at two South Florida hospitals with the help of presenting sponsor FedEx and supporting sponsor FOX Sports Sun
Dec 6, 2017  |  01:58

HEAT Learn to Swim Video Recap

Wayne Ellington surprises young swimmers at A.D. Barnes Park Pool as part of the Miami HEAT Learn to Swim program
Jul 20, 2017  |  01:04

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

Winslow Gives Back To Families Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

In his hometown of Houston, Justise Winslow meets two families who received new cars from his $50K contribution to Small Steps Nurturing in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
Jan 21, 2018  |  00:54

McGruder Invites Children Battling Cancer To HEAT Game

Rodney McGruder invites children with cancer to a HEAT game during the holiday season
Dec 27, 2017  |  00:35

Hassan Whiteside Hosts Toy Drive

Hassan Whiteside and The Whiteside Foundation host a Toy Drive for children across Miami–Dade County at Ninja Lounge
Dec 24, 2017  |  00:59

Udonis Haslem Hosts Christmas Honor Roll Event

Udonis Haslem hosts his 7th Annual Christmas Honor Roll Event at a Toys R Us in Miami
Dec 24, 2017  |  00:57

Olynyk Visits Riverside Elementary School

Kelly Olynyk visits Riverside Elementary School to spread holiday cheer
Dec 23, 2017  |  00:58

Winslow Hosts D.R.E.A.M. Holiday Showcase

Justise Winslow hosts his second annual D.R.E.A.M. Talent Showcase to provide a safe & creative platform for local students to perform, develop and discover their talents in the performing arts.
Dec 23, 2017  |  01:02

Josh Richardson Hosts Holiday Shopping Spree

Josh Richardson treats a group of children, who have each lost a loved one while serving our country, to a shopping spree at DICK’S Sporting Goods.
Dec 23, 2017  |  00:45

26th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration

The Miami HEAT hosts the 26th Annual HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the Miami Rescue Mission (MRM)
Nov 23, 2017  |  01:31

HEAT Week: Papa John's Takeover Recap (10/17/17)

To honor of all their sacrifices after Hurricane Irma, the Miami HEAT Dancers, Burnie and the Xtreme Team delivers Papa John’s Pizza to a local fire and police station.
Oct 19, 2017  |  00:47

HEAT Week: Tamiami Youth Basketball League All-Star Game Recap (10/14/17)

As part of our Jr. HEAT NBA initiative, the HEAT Experience took over the Tamiami Youth Basketball League All-Star Game Saturday afternoon. The Miami HEAT Dancers, Burnie and Xtreme Team hosted a pep rally at the game including HEAT giveaways, prizes and more.
Oct 16, 2017  |  00:58

12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration

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
Oct 4, 2017  |  00:48

Miami HEAT 2017 Back-To-School

Miami HEAT 2017 Back to School presented by Alert Today Alive Tomorrow, a program of the Florida Department of Transportation along with HEAT rookies Bam Adebayo, Matt Williams Jr. and Derrick Walton Jr. helped welcome back teachers and students Monday morning at Jesse J. McCrary Jr. Elementary School.
Aug 22, 2017  |  01:38

Kelly Olynyk Visits HEAT Camp

Take a look back at Kelly Olynyk's visit to HEAT Camp on Wednesday
Aug 10, 2017  |  01:28

The Miami HEAT and the Kiwanis Club Scholarship

The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana Foundation received $10,000 towards a student scholarship fund from the Miami HEAT.
Jul 28, 2017  |  01:24

Justise Winslow at HEAT Camp

Winslow discusses rehab.
Jul 27, 2017  |  04:45