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HEAT Academy End of Year Celebration 2018

HEAT 2018 Schaolarship

The Miami HEAT hosted an end-of-year celebration for 372 HEAT Academy students at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday, May 15th.

The afternoon was a carnival-style event with food, fun, and excitement for students, guests and HEAT Academy Volunteers. During the festivities, Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Foundation presented a check in the amount of $170,000 to the Florida Prepaid College Foundation for scholarships benefiting HEAT Academy students. Fifteen fifth-grade HEAT Academy students who go on to participate in the Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring program will become eligible for a scholarship, which matures in 2025, the fifth grade class’ expected graduating year. This marks the 16th consecutive year that Carnival has funded the scholarships, and during this time the company has purchased 240 scholarships with a total value of more than $3.5 million.

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HEAT Announce 2018 Scholarship Recipients

HEAT 2018 Schaolarship

Miami-based Carnival, the Miami HEAT, and Florida Prepaid College Foundation resented local high school students with four-year college scholarships. Purchased by Carnival Foundation – the charitable arm of the Carnival Corporation, the scholarships were presented to former students of the HEAT Academy, an after school enrichment program for at-risk youth, who currently participate in an innovative workplace mentoring program sponsored by Carnival, the Miami HEAT and in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami. Recipients were selected based on academic performance, leadership skills, community involvement and interviews with representatives from the three participating organizations. Each student also received a personal laptop computer courtesy of Carnival Foundation, Dell and Microsoft as well as gift cards from Perry Ellis and Peony to outfit any future business endeavors in these student’s lives.

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Miami HEAT's Dwyane Wade Receives NBA Cares March Community Assist Award Presented by Kaiser Permanente

Dwyane Wade Receives NBA Cares March Community Assist Award

Miami HEAT guard Dwyane Wade has received the March NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente in recognition of his immediate support for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and the Parkland, FL community, the NBA announced.

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HEAT Kicks off 2018 "Learn to Swim" Campaign

HEAT Learn to Swim

The Miami HEAT hosted the 17th Annual HEAT April Pool’s Day presented by Florida Blue with FOX Sports Sun and the American Red Cross on Monday, April 2nd. The event took place at Venetian Pool in Coral Gables, and kicked off the Miami HEAT “Learn to Swim” program.

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18th HEAT Learn & Play Center

HEAT Learn & Play Center

On March 20, 2018, The Miami HEAT celebrated the opening of its 18th HEAT Learn & Play Center at The South Dade YMCA Family Center in Miami. The new HEAT Learn & Play Center, refurbished in partnership with presenting sponsor and longtime HEAT community partner Florida Blue, provides youth with a safe place to play and resources to help them explore their academic interests.

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9th Annual Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge

HEAT Black History Month Challenge

Students from Miami Central Senior High School (Miami-Dade) and Dillard High School (Broward) participated in the 9th Annual Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge presented by PepsiCo, held at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge is a game show-style competition where one team from each participating school test their knowledge of African-American history, with the winning school walking away with a $4,000 grant and a HEAT prize pack.

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HEAT Host Youth Basketball Clinic Presented by Gatorade

HEAT Host Youth Basketball Clinic Presented by Gatorade

The Miami HEAT hosted a HEAT Youth Basketball Clinic presented by Gatorade at the AmericanAirlines Arena. HEAT Players, Jordan Mickey and Kelly Olynyk participated in the clinic and assisted with coaching different basketball drills.

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2018 HEAT Host Glades Sweep

HEAT Community Re-HEAT

The Miami HEAT took their green initiatives to the Florida Everglades by hosting the HEAT Glades Sweep presented by the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming. This year’s green efforts highlighted the HEAT’s commitment to generating awareness for the protection and sustainability of the environment throughout our community.

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HEAT Community Re-HEAT

HEAT Community Re-HEAT

The 2017-18 season is the 10th year of the Re-HEAT Program in which unserved food from all Miami HEAT home games is redistributed to local homeless assistance programs. Through the assistance of presenting partner Florida Blue, alongside supporting partner Levy Cares, over 44,000 pounds of food have been distributed to Re-HEAT beneficiaries, the Miami Rescue Mission and Chapman Partnership.

HEAT Legend Glen Rice joined HEAT Dancers as well as HEAT Mascot, Burnie, and representatives from presenting sponsor, Florida Blue, and supporting sponsor, Levy Cares, as they visited the Chapman Partnership facility to deliver food and serve meals to its 500+ residents.

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Battier, Rice & HEAT Staffers Assist in Lotus Village Move-In

HEAT Lotus Move

With the holiday season upon us, the Miami HEAT continue to spread joy throughout the community. Earlier today, HEAT Legends, Shane Battier and Glen Rice, and staffers teamed up to assist in part of a weeklong effort of moving Lotus House, a homeless shelter for women and youth, into their newly constructed, 5-story Lotus Village, giving their residents a home for the holidays.

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HEAT Distribute Toys To Local Homeless Shelters, Hospitals And Non-Profit Organizations

HEAT Distribute Toys

With the season of giving in full swing, the Miami HEAT continue to spread holiday cheer by distributing over 5,000 toys, donated by JAKKS Pacific Inc., and 5,000 t-shirts, donated by Next Level Apparel, to children at local homeless shelters, childrens’ hospitals and non-profit organizations.

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2017-18 HEAT Holiday Hospital Visits

Holiday Hospital Visits

The Miami HEAT players, Burnie the mascot, and the HEAT Dancers spread holiday joy to children at two South Florida hospitals this year, with the help of presenting sponsor FedEx and supporting sponsor FOX Sports Sun.

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HEAT Host 26th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving Celebration

The Miami HEAT hosted the 26th Annual HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration Tuesday at the Miami Rescue Mission. Follow the link below to read more about the event's impact on families in the local community ahead of the Thanksgiving holididay.

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Veterans Day Home Renovation

Homestrong Initiative for Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, the Miami HEAT, including HEAT legends Alonzo Mourning and Glen Rice, worked alongside members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc. and Ultimate Software staffers to help renovate the homes of two local veterans in Miami-Dade County whose homes suffered damage from Hurricane Irma.

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Tamiami Youth Basketball League All-Star Game

Tamiami Youth Basketball League All-Star Game

As part of our Jr. HEAT NBA initiative, the HEAT Experience took over the Tamiami Youth Basketball League All-Star Game. The Miami HEAT Dancers, Burnie and Xtreme Team hosted a pep rally at the game including HEAT giveaways, prizes and more.

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12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration Recap

12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration

The Miami HEAT hosted its 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Doral Legacy Park. Presented by Mountain Dew and supported by Florida Blue, FOX Sports Sun and Verizon, the celebration commenced with a pep rally, which included entertainment from the HEAT Experience.

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Pet Rescue Airlift

Pet Rescue Airlift

The Miami HEAT teamed up with the Golden State Warriors and FedEx to airlift over 100 pre-Hurricane Irma pets from local Miami animal shelters to no-kill animal shelters in Oakland, California.

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Welcome Back, Students!

HEAT Back To School

Although all Miami-Dade County Public Schools opened their doors for the new year on Monday, things were likely a tad bit better at Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. Elementary School.

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HEAT Learn to Swim: A.D. Barnes Park Pool Recap

HEAT Learn to Swim

The Miami HEAT teamed up with Florida Blue, FOX Sports Sun and the American Red Cross by surprising some young swimmers during their swimming. As part of the HEAT Learn to Swim community water safety campaign, HEAT Player Wayne Ellington made this surprise visit. Ellington was joined by HEAT P.A. Announcer Michael Baiamonte, Florida Blue Senior Director of Market Development and Community Relations, Martha de la Peña Rojas, Miami-Dade County, District 6 Commissioner, Rebeca Sosa, and American Red Cross Territory Aquatics Specialist, Patrick Beason, who provided instruction to the children.

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HEAT / Pulse Day of Rememberance - Wonder Woman Private Screening with Lotus House

Wonder Woman Private Screening With Lotus House

June 12th served as a day of remembrance for the 49 innocent victims who lost their lives at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. June also serves as LGBTQ Pride Month. The HEAT Group with one of the most diverse staffs in the industry and a culture which emphasizes inclusion, hosted guests from the Lotus House, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women, youth and children, for an excursion to Cinépolis Coconut Grove for a private screening of Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is an iconic DC Comics character and a symbol of female empowerment. The 35 guests from the Lotus House who attended the event are part of the Rainbow Lotus group which identify as LGBTQ or allies of the community.


HEAT donate $10,000 to LA LIGA CONTRA EL CÁNCER/ THE LEAGUE AGAINST CANCER as part of $50,000 commitment

Shane Battier Grants Scholarships to Students

The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund announced today that they donated $10,000 to La Liga Contra el Cáncer / The League Against Cancer during Saturday’s 42nd Anniversary Telethon. This is the third of five $10,000 donations the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund will make over a five-year period. The League Against Cancer is a non-profit organization providing free medical care to cancer patients who do not have financial resources or health insurance.

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Shane Battier Grants Scholarships to Students

Shane Battier Grants Scholarships to Students

Shane Battier grants 21 students at Miami Central Highschool full scholarships through his Take Charge Foundation.

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Remembering Joaquin Oliver

Joaquin Oliver's family and friends share a special experience with the HEAT in his remembrance.
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Remembering Joaquin Oliver

Joaquin Oliver's family and friends share a special experience with the HEAT in his remembrance.
Apr 3, 2018  |  03:39

HEAT Honor Victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas Tragedy

Before their game against the Grizzlies, the HEAT honor the victims of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Feb 24, 2018  |  05:53

2017-18 HEAT Holiday Hospital Visits

The Miami HEAT players, Burnie the mascot, and the HEAT Dancers spread holiday joy to children at two South Florida hospitals with the help of presenting sponsor FedEx and supporting sponsor FOX Sports Sun
Dec 6, 2017  |  01:58

HEAT Learn to Swim Video Recap

Wayne Ellington surprises young swimmers at A.D. Barnes Park Pool as part of the Miami HEAT Learn to Swim program
Jul 20, 2017  |  01:04

Winslow YMCA PSA

Justise Winslow encourages the community to get in the game with the YMCA Youth Sports.
Jan 11, 2017  |  00:52

Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Thanksgiving Surprise

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning help unburden folks in Overtown by surprising them with Thanksgiving meals
Nov 26, 2016  |  01:45

2016 Thanksgiving Celebration Recap

25th Annual Thanksgiving celebration recap
Nov 17, 2016  |  01:36

19th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival Recap

The HEAT host host the 19th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival, presented by Carnival Cruise Lines, an interactive celebration benefitting local South Florida charities and the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund.
Mar 25, 2016  |  01:42

7th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep Recap

The Miami HEAT host its 7th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne
Feb 22, 2016  |  01:32

Bosh and Riley visit Fisher House

Chris Bosh and Pat Riley celebrate the holidays with families at Fisher House Miami
Jan 8, 2016  |  01:35

Player Holiday Events

The Miami HEAT host holiday events.
Dec 25, 2015  |  01:38

Holiday PSA

Miami HEAT Players and coaching staff give back to the community during the Holiday season
Dec 23, 2015  |  01:01

Zo's 33 Thanksgivings

Alonzo Mourning distributes over 400 meals at the Overtown Youth Center
Nov 30, 2015  |  01:53

HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration Recap

HEAT host 24th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration
Nov 23, 2015  |  01:51

HEAT Go “Back to School” at Dillard Elementary

Amar’e Stoudemire and the HEAT kicked off the 2015-16 school year by distributing school supplies to students at Dillard Elementary
Aug 24, 2015  |  00:19

Heat Academy End of Year Celebration

HEAT Academy host End-of-Year celebration
May 21, 2015  |  01:36

Chris Bosh Holiday Giveaway

Chris Bosh provides free shopping for 150 children
Dec 22, 2012  |  01:40

Winslow talks about the Miami HEAT Summer Camp

Miami HEAT player, Justise Winslow, talks about the 2018 Miami HEAT Summer Camp. Registration is now open!
May 10, 2018  |  00:30

Richardson talks about the Miami HEAT Summer Camp

Miami HEAT player, Josh Richardson, talks about the 2018 Miami HEAT Summer Camp. Registration is now open!
May 10, 2018  |  00:30

McGruder talks about the Miami Heat Summer Camp

Miami HEAT player, Rodney Mcgruder talks about the 2018 Miami HEAT Summer Camp. Registration is now open!
May 9, 2018  |  00:30

17th Annual HEAT April Pool's Day

The HEAT host the 17th Annual HEAT April Pool’s Day presented by Florida Blue with FOX Sports Sun and the American Red Cross at Venetian Pool in Coral Gables to kick off the Miami HEAT “Learn to Swim” program
May 1, 2018  |  01:29

Fan Voting Begins Today for Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award Presented by Kaiser Permanente

Fans can vote for Dwyane Wade via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #NBACommunityAssist and #PlayerFirstNameLastName (e.g., #DwyaneWade). The seasonlong award honors a player’s strong commitment to and positive impact on their community over the course of the season. The NBA and Kaiser Permanente will donate $25,000 to the winner’s charity of choice.
Apr 25, 2018  |  00:33

Pride Week: Nicole Waters

Nicole Waters is the Board Chair of the Aqua Foundation for Women, which is an organization that serves and supports the LGBTQ community in South Florida through grants, scholarships and initiatives. #PROUD
Apr 6, 2018  |  00:59

Pride Week: Kim Stone

Kim Stone is a Miami HEAT Executive Vice President and General Manager of AmericanAirlines Arena. She is also a proud member of the LGBTQ community in South Florida. #PROUD
Apr 6, 2018  |  00:58

Pride Week: Lorrie-Ann Diaz

Lorrie-Ann Diaz, the Senior Director of Business Communications for the Miami HEAT and the AmericanAirlines Arena, talks about the birth of the Loud and Proud Dance Party. She is also a proud member of the LGBTQ community and explains the importance of the community celebrating diversity and inclusion. #PROUD
Apr 6, 2018  |  00:58

HEAT Glades Sweep Recap

The Miami HEAT takes its green initiatives to the Florida Everglades by hosting the HEAT Glades Sweep presented by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida
Mar 28, 2018  |  01:25

HEAT Visit Parkland Basketball League

The Miami HEAT make an appearance at Parkland's Basketball League
Mar 19, 2018  |  01:38

#MSDStrong: Alex Schachter

The HEAT host the family & teammates of Alex Schachter, one of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students who lost his life in the tragic shooting. Watch the story of a family come together with incredible strength to keep Alex's memory alive and to create change
Mar 11, 2018  |  03:33

Family Festival 2018

The 21st Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival, presented by Carnival Cruise Line
Mar 5, 2018  |  01:00

Winslow Gives Back To Families Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

In his hometown of Houston, Justise Winslow meets two families who received new cars from his $50K contribution to Small Steps Nurturing in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
Jan 21, 2018  |  00:54