Fans Invited to the Miami HEAT Draft Party

Secondary “MH” Logo To Be Unveiled  * “$100 Premiere Pack” Available Only During the Draft Party  

MIAMI, 06/25 – The HEAT announced today that it will host its Miami HEAT Draft Party Powered By Kia Motors at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Thursday, June 26 starting at 6:00 p.m. Fans in attendance will watch the ESPN broadcast of the 2008 NBA Draft on HEATV in the arena’s Lower Bowl as the HEAT make the #2 and #52 overall picks of the Draft. The team will also host various on-court promotions as well as the “You Pick the Picks” official Draft Party contest where fans 18 and older will complete an entry form predicting the first 10 Draft picks for a chance to win a 7-day / 6-night stay for two at the Bimini Bay Resort & Marina in the Bahamas. Admission is free and free parking will be provided in the P2 parking garage while space is available. 

During the Draft Party, the team will formally unveil a new secondary HEAT logo—the letters MH outlined in yellow, black and red with the letter H featuring the trademark “flaming” tip. The team’s draft picks will sport the official adidas MH Draft cap once they’ve been selected. Miami Hoops Gear will be on-site selling the exclusive MH collection, which includes hats, t-shirts, tank tops, novelties and more for the whole family.  

HEAT players will make appearances throughout the event and participate in live interviews with HEAT Play-by-Play Announcer Eric Reid. Members of the HEAT Entertainment Team, including Burnie, HEATV host Lisa Lee, P.A. announcer Michael B., D.J. Irie, the Xtreme Team and the three-time Most Popular Dance Team in the NBA, the Miami HEAT Dancers presented by Beverly’s Jewelers, will also be in attendance to provide entertainment and to interact with the crowd.  

A “Select-A-Seat” event will be taking place during the party where fans have the opportunity to sit in available seat inventory and purchase Season Tickets on the spot. The HEAT will also be offering fans the “$100 Premiere Pack” designed to give fans their first look at the newest HEAT players. This special partial plan includes one $10 ticket for each of the first 10 games of the 2008-09 season, all for just $100 and available only during the Draft Party.  

Additionally, all fans in attendance will receive a free commemorative lanyard, courtesy of Verizon Wireless, stuffed with gift cards and promotional items from Perry Ellis, Hooters and Qdoba Mexican Grill. Dunkin’ Donuts will be offering the chance to win pre-loaded gift cards ranging from $1 up to $200 and Bud Light will be offering a coupon redeemable for a free Bud Light Lime at Hooters.*

The Miami HEAT now have great lower bowl seating available for the first time in years. Fans can also become a HEAT Season Ticket Holder for just $10 a game. Ticket information is available online at or by calling 786-777-HOOP. 

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*Bud Light coupons will only be issued to fans ages 21 and older. Proof of age will be required.