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, Verizon 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 Florida Blue 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 2016-17 NBA HEAT homes games, we were able to donate almost 5,100 pounds of unserved food to both the Miami Rescue Mission and the Chapman Partnership for an average of 116 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 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.

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