HEAT Community Affairs: Activities

HEAT LEARN TO SWIM
Learn to Swim
In an effort to heighten awareness of the importance of water safety for adult and children of all ages, the Miami HEAT, Florida Blue, and FOX Sports Sun encourage South Floridians to receive training in aquatics and water safety courses by supporting organizations such as the American Red Cross through collaborative partnerships.
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HEAT SEASON OF GIVING
HEAT Thanksgiving
The Miami HEAT players and staff ring in the holiday season with numerous festive celebrations and outreach efforts. Programs include turkey giveaways at Thanksgiving, holiday hospital visits, holiday parties and toy drives for local charities.
HEAT HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION
With the largest Hispanic season ticket fan base in the NBA, the Miami HEAT Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration presented by Mountain Dew, Florida Blue, and FOX Sports Sun, has engaged the Hispanic community for twelve years with an annual HEAT Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration during the month of October. The event consists of a fun-filled day of festivities that includes interaction with HEAT Players, HEAT Dancers, the Xtreme Team and Burnie the mascot.
RE-HEAT PROGRAM
Re-HEAT Program

The Re-HEAT program, presented by Tabaňero and in partnership with Levy Restaurants and AmericanAirlines Arena, distributes unserved food from all HEAT home games to homeless shelters in the South Florida area. Beneficiary organizations include the Miami Rescue Mission and Chapman Partnership. During all of our 2017-18 NBA HEAT homes games, we were able to donate almost 6,236 pounds of unserved food to both the Miami Rescue Mission and the Chapman Partnership for an average of 152 pounds of food per game. Through the assistance of presenting partner Florida Blue, alongside supporting partner Levy Cares, to date over 44,000 pounds of food have been distributed to Re-HEAT beneficiaries, the Miami Rescue Mission, Camillus House and Chapman Partnership.

HEAT GLADES SWEEP
HEAT Glades Sweep

The Miami HEAT takes its green initiatives to the Florida Everglades by hosting the HEAT Glades Sweep presented by the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming. Our green efforts highlight the HEAT’s commitment to generating awareness for the protection and sustainability of the environment throughout our community. HEAT Glades Sweep aims to improve the Florida Everglades ecosystem and help bring awareness to the importance of its restoration.

RANDOM ACTS OF HEAT
Random Acts of HEAT, presented by Ultimate Software, is a series of good deeds in the South Florida community meant to inspire individuals, families, organizations and communities to reciprocate kindness through random acts of their own.
LEED CERTIFICATION
HEAT LEED

The AmericanAirlines Arena, which celebrated it's 15th anniversary year in 2015, continues to blaze a trail for best practices and industry firsts.

As part of Green Week in April 2009, the AmericanAirlines Arena announced that it was awarded LEED Certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).The AmericanAirlines Arena was one of the first two arenas in the country to receive this prestigious designation by the USGBC. In January 2015, the AmericanAirlines Arena was awarded LEED Gold recertification by the USGBC, becoming the first arena in the world to receive LEED Gold recertification.

LEED is the USGBC's leading rating system for designing and constructing the world's greenest, most energy-efficient, and high performing buildings.

VETERANS DAY HOME RENOVATIONS
VETERANS DAY HOME RENOVATIONS

This program is part of the team’s on-going commitment to support U.S. servicemen and servicewomen at home and abroad through the Home Strong Initiative, and in conjunction with the NBA Hoops for Troops program. Members of the Miami HEAT staff and HEAT legends, work alongside members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc. and Ultimate Software staffers on Veterans Day to help renovate the homes of two local veterans in Miami-Dade County.

HEAT LOUD AND PROUD DANCE PARTY
HEAT LOUD AND PROUD DANCE PARTY

The Miami HEAT “Loud and Proud” Dance Party is an evening for all of South Florida—especially the LGBTQ community—to dance, have fun and celebrate life and diversity. The event is free and open to the public but guests must RSVP for their tickets. HEAT “Loud and Proud” features the best in music, entertainment, bites and blends, as well as special guest appearances by representatives of the LGBTQ community and the Miami HEAT.