HEAT To Host "An Intimate Evening With Your Miami HEAT” Presented By Hublot

Fundraiser to Include Special Performance by Patti LaBelle * Exclusive, Limited Edition Miami HEAT Hublot Watch to be Unveiled

MIAMI, March 12 – The Miami HEAT announced today that the entire 2011-12 Miami HEAT team will join Chris and Pat Riley and Madeleine and Micky Arison at the Coral Gables home of Mike Fernandez for an exclusive fundraising event on Wednesday, March 21 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Black, White and Bling affair will feature a private dinner and live guest performance by Grammy Award-winning singer, author and actress Patti LaBelle, as well as a live auction featuring exclusive, one-of-a-kind experiences. The evening will be highlighted by presenting sponsor Hublot Watches unveiling the first-ever Miami HEAT Hublot Watch, the King Power Miami HEAT.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, which supports programs for the betterment of at-risk families in South Florida including Jackson Memorial Foundation Guardian Angels benefiting Holtz Children’s Hospital, the Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Community, SafeSpace, and Home Strong.

HEAT / Sun Sports Courtside Reporter, Jason Jackson, will conduct a live auction during the event including a one-of-a-kind, Limited Edition Hublot King Power Miami HEAT Watch with special team details.

The Hublot King Power Miami HEAT is an ultra dominant combination of innovation and sophistication. With a refined graphic design, this timepiece is a fusion of the high watchmaking tradition with the 21st century creative vision. The Miami HEAT watch is made of 18K King Gold, a particularly precious and intense gold obtained by adding 5% platinum to the mass of melting gold, giving it a visual impact which is reinforced by the contrast with the black coating of the other components.

Moet Hennessy, the leading importer and marketer of luxury wines and spirits in the USA, is donating a variety of their premium products including Dom Perignon, Hennessy XO, Newton Vineyards, Terrazas Vineyards and Belvedere vodka. In addition, they will also provide a one-of-a-kind six liter bottle of Hennessy XO in a unique Berlutti case, which will also be auctioned.

Local iconic steakhouse Smith & Wollensky is once again providing all of the food for the event.

Media can begin to arrive at 6:00 p.m. The Black, White and Bling carpet entrance will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will end approximately 7:30 p.m. The media will have the opportunity to shoot LaBelle’s first three songs (approximately 9:00 p.m.). All media must RSVP to Adriana Infante of rbb Public Relations by e-mail (adriana.infante@rbbpr.com) or phone (305-461-5794) to attend the event by 12:00 p.m., Monday, March 19. Directions and location of the residence will be forwarded upon receiving the RSVP.

The Miami HEAT is proud to have ASSIST-CARD as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2011-12 season.