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.

Ellington's 'Make It Wayne' Tournament

Wayne Ellington hosts his third 'Make It Wayne' Tournament in Pottstown, PA
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Ellington's 'Make It Wayne' Tournament

Wayne Ellington hosts his third 'Make It Wayne' Tournament in Pottstown, PA
Aug 20, 2018  |  01:00

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

Home Strong Renovations

The Miami HEAT work alongside members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc. and Ultimate Software staffers to help renovate the homes of two local veterans in Miami-Dade County
Nov 12, 2018  |  01:42

Baptist Health South Florida: Vice Vice Baby

The Miami HEAT kick off the Vice campaign in collaboration with Baptist Health South Florida and Ultimate Software
Nov 10, 2018  |  00:46

Johanna Gomez: A Journey of Strength

Johanna Gomez shares her story of overcoming breast cancer
Oct 9, 2018  |  01:49

Inside the HEAT: HEAT Academy

A powerful partnership using their platform to change lives, creating an impact through both education and mentorship, and awarding hard-working students with an opportunity of a lifetime, this is Inside the HEAT: HEAT Academy.
Aug 29, 2018  |  22:35

BAM's Youth Basketball Clinic

Take a look back at Bam Adebayo's youth basketball clinic, which took place on Saturday, August 4 at Riviera Preparatory School
Aug 9, 2018  |  01:13

Howard & Whiteside At Habitat For Humanity Event

Juwan Howard and Hassan Whiteside help build a house in South Africa during the NBA's Habitat for Humanity event as part of the Basketball Without Borders program
Aug 2, 2018  |  00:58

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