HEAT Announces White HOT HEAT Day

MIAMI, May 15 – Tuesday, May 16, has been designated White Hot HEAT Day by both the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Broward County Public Schools. All students, teachers and administrators are encouraged to wear white to support the HEAT during the 2006 NBA Playoffs.

To recognize White Hot HEAT Day, Wali Jones, HEAT Community Affairs Liaison, Burnie, the Xtreme Team and the Most Popular Dance Team in the NBA, the HEAT Dancers, will entertain students from Panther Run Elementary at 9:00 a.m. and Shadowlawn Elementary at 11:00 a.m. Each school will have a pep rally to support the HEAT as they look to close out the New Jersey Nets in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals later that night and to reward the students for a productive school year.

“The HEAT and players like Shaquille O’Neal and Alonzo Mourning have been supportive of our efforts to improve the education and the lives of children across Miami-Dade County,” said Rudolph F. Crew, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. “We are happy to be able to return the favor during the team’s run to the NBA championship and hope that the support of our 357,000 students and 50,000 employees help them get to the top.”

“The students, teachers, and staff of Broward County Public Schools are proud to support the Miami HEAT and their 2006 playoff run,” said Frank Till, Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools. “The HEAT is an important part of South Florida and we congratulate Coach Pat Riley, his staff, and players on another great season.”

Panther Run Elementary at located at 801 NW 172nd Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33029. Shadowlawn Elementary is located at 149 NW 49th St., Miami, FL 33135.