Melendez Named Winner of Kiss the Trophy Contest
Melendez, a 19-year old Miami resident, outlasted Sam Rabin, 51, by kissing the Larry OBrien trophy for 55 minutes. As the grand-prize winner, Melendez received two tickets to all 2005 HEAT home playoff games. The runner-up received two HEAT tickets to Game One of the first round. Melendez and Rabin were randomly selected from all of the entrants who registered for the promotion at the Great Florida Bank branch location on Miami Beach last weekend.