HEAT Community Affairs: Foundation

HEAT CHARITABLE FUND MISSION


Family Outreach

Established in 1997, the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund supports programs for the betterment of at-risk families in South Florida. Beneficiaries include SafeSpace, a domestic violence shelter for women and children, the Jackson Memorial Foundation’s Guardian Angels and Holtz Children’s Hospital, and the Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Community.

The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund also provides educational scholarships for high school seniors and partners with inner-city elementary schools to fund the HEAT Academy, which provides after-school tutoring and mentoring programs. Through these initiatives, the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund continues to inspire the youth of South Florida to envision their dreams and achieve their goals.

HOME STRONG

Established in 2006, Home Strong is an ongoing program that salutes and honors the courageous men and women in uniform for their dedication to the United States Armed Forces. Pat Riley and the Miami HEAT created this initiative as a means of demonstrating support and paying tribute to our soldiers and veterans. The program is currently working and planning to further assist with the unmet needs of military personnel and their families who have returned back from Iraq and Afghanistan and reside in the South Florida area.

MIAMI HEAT FAMILY FESTIVAL

The Miami HEAT Family Festival is a themed, interactive, carnival-like celebration in which HEAT players, coaches, celebrities and 250 families come together for a day of family and fun in an effort to raise vital dollars for local charities. In addition to the fanfare at the event, top restaurants from South Florida create a memorable dining “Food Court” extravaganza. In addition to this, the Foundation has served as host to the Celebrity / Team Dinner & Concert.

HEAT SCRAMBLE GOLF CLASSIC

The Annual HEAT Scramble Golf Classic has offered golfers an opportunity to tackle some of the most prominent golf courses around town, such as Don Shula’s in Miami Lakes, the Blue Monster at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa and most recently, the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club. All net proceeds benefit the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund. This season’s event will feature appearances by current HEAT players and plans to be the largest golf event ever hosted by the Fund.

ANNUAL TOY/FOOD DRIVE

The spirit of giving continues year round for the Miami HEAT through the Annual Toy / Food Drive. Historically, the HEAT and its fans have brought in canned food and toys for Food Drives to benefit Curley’s House of Style, a food pantry in Liberty City that serves over 1,000 people each day. The toys are distributed to the HEAT’s local beneficiaries to support at-risk youth.

HEAT FAMILY CHARITY GROUP

The Miami HEAT Family Charity Group, established in conjunction with the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, consists of members including wives of active HEAT coaches, players, select senior executive management as well as player mothers and family. The group works closely together with the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund to assist the South Florida community through activities including the organization of various fundraising efforts, the Annual SafeSpace Holiday Outreach initiative, the Domestic Violence Prevention Walk and other numerous hours of volunteer contributions.

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

FDOT Safety PSA

HEAT player Josh Richardson has a message for all fans attending events at AmericanAirlines Arena
Jun 12, 2018  |  00:30

Miami HEAT Bike Safety Event Presented by FDOT

Local students learn about Bike Safety from the Miami HEAT and the Florida Department of Transportation
Jun 12, 2018  |  01:11

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