Shane Battier to Host Second Annual "South Beach Battioke"

Miami, January 4 -- Miami HEAT forward Shane Battier and his wife Heidi will host the second annual “South Beach Battioke" celebrity karaoke event on Monday, January 21, 2013, at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami Beach, to benefit The Battier Take Charge Foundation.

South Beach Battioke will include special karaoke performances by several HEAT teammates including LeBron James, Mike Miller and HEAT president Pat Riley among others.  All proceeds from South Beach Battioke will benefit The Battier Take Charge Foundation to help fund additional college scholarships for deserving high school students from Miami.

In addition to the performances by Shane and his HEAT teammates, the event will include live auction items including:     

  • Miami Heat Game Experience: Two floor seats to a 2013 HEAT game (mutually agreeable date), game worn signed LeBron James shoes, and a one (1) night stay at Eden Roc hotel.
  • School Assembly with Shane:  Shane will speak to the winning bidder's child's school either in his/her classroom or at a school assembly.
  • Luxury Yacht Experience: Shane, Heidi, and a few Heat teammates will be the winning bidder's mates on an 80 foot luxury yacht for a day, complete with a captain, personal gourmet chef, and staff to serve the guests.

Individual tickets ($250) and sponsorship packages are available through the Take Charge Foundation (takechargefoundation.com).

Examples of performances from the 2012 event can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPMjhI4V--8

About The Battier Take Charge Foundation:
Shane and Heidi established The Battier Take Charge Foundation (http://takechargefoundation.com/) in January 2010 to encourage and inspire leadership qualities in young people. The Battiers believe that furthering education for at-risk students is crucial in the attempt to encourage young leaders who may not otherwise have the means to attend college. The Foundation serves to award scholarships to at-risk students who have proven themselves to be deserving young leaders.