The HEAT's mascot—a unique and beloved extension of the team, who's been with us since day one. He is an energetic, neat, cool, lovable guy who has an incredible passion for basketball. Burnie lives for the moment, bringing hilarity to his favorite game of hoops.
Acts the fool! Interact with and enthuse your guests. Mix and mingle with your guests. Sign autographs and take photos with your guests.
An Assistant/Escort - One should be assigned from your organization to help Burnie during the appearance. Please introduce Burnie to his assistant/escort immediately upon Burnie's arrival. Children tend to punch and pull at the costume. The assistant/escort needs to be aware of this and help prevent it. Burnie has the right to cancel the scheduled appearance at any time if he feels that the crowd is uncontrollable and/or could cause either damage or injury to others, himself, and/or his costume.
A Changing Room - Burnie needs a place to change or a dressing room of some kind. No restrooms, please! Only Burnie and his assigned assistant/escort should be admitted to the designated changing area. It is important that no one sees him or the costume before or after the appearance so that he can maintain his identity as Burnie. He wants to make a grand entrance!
Refreshments - Burnie's costume builds up a tremendous amount of heat inside. He burns a lot of energy and gets dehydrated quickly. Therefore, please supply plenty of fluids (drinking water, Gatorade, etc.).
A Parking Spot - Burnie's costume is large and heavy and is transported in a black box on wheels. It is therefore essential that a parking spot be reserved very near to the performance area.
Special Note: If any of the above conditions are not met, or Burnie perceives an uncomfortable situation due to the crowd, adverse weather conditions arising, or other causes, he will at all times have the right to cancel the appearance, and no refund will be granted.
- 20 Minutes / $300
- 40 Minutes / $500
- 1 Hour / $600
A rate of $300 for a 40 minute appearance will be charged to any school looking to book Burnie for their field day, FCAT pep rally, etc. Not applicable to post secondary institutions. Please note that all booking forms requesting a school appearance must be filled out by a teacher or school administrator.
- 1 Hour / $300
- 2 Hours / $550
A limited number of gratis charitable appearances are available to nonprofit organizations.
All gratis charitable appearances are limited to 40 minutes. A reduced fee will be charged to any charitable, non-profit organization that we are unable to provide with a gratis charitable appearance. An organization that would like to request a charitable appearance must submit a 501(c)(3) certificate confirming its status as a non-profit/charitable organization. It must also submit, on organization letterhead, a formal letter of request that includes a thorough description of the organization, its mission, a thorough description of the planned event, the event's purposes, and a description of the event's beneficiaries.
Payment: Payment must be made in advance and must be in the form of a credit card, cashier's check, or money order payable to: The Miami HEAT, c/o Kaseya Center, 601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33132, Attention: Crystal Rogers Marketing.
Payment must be received at least one week prior to the event, or the appearance will be canceled. An invoice will be generated once the booking process has been completed.
Travel Expenses: If the event is more than 25 miles from the Kaseya Center, mileage is to be paid by the client at the rate of $0.56 per mile. Should Burnie incur any miscellaneous expenses (e.g., parking and/or valet charges), it is the client's responsibility to cover such costs. Trips that require air travel will be arranged on a case by case basis.
Cancellation: Notification of cancellation must be made in writing no later than one (1) week prior to the event. You will incur a 50% penalty if you cancel an appearance with less than one (1) week's notice, and a 75% penalty if you cancel with less than twenty-four (24) hours' notice.
Logo Usage: Requesting or booking Burnie does not entitle you to the usage of any HEAT logos, other Heat identifiers, or the name and/or likeness of any individuals. You must request and get prior approval for any usage of the HEAT logos and/or other identifiers. Any promotional materials that mention the HEAT or Burnie must be approved before distribution, publication, or other use.
Event Sponsors: Please inform us in advance of the names of all sponsors for your event. Sponsors are subject to our approval.
Safety/Liability: We diligently strive to maintain a safe environment for Heat personnel and our guests/audience.We reserve the right to cancel or terminate any appearance at any time if we determine in our sole discretion that Burnie appearance or presence at your event is or will be unsafe for any reason. Booking Burnie confirms your agreement that the Miami HEAT is in NOWAY liable for any injuries sustained as a result of our personnel appearing at your event, and your agreement to forever release, acquit, and hold harmless the HeatGroup and all of its employees, agents, and affiliates from any liability, claims, personal injury, death, property damage, and/or losses incurred in any way or connection herewith.
To have Burnie appear at your function, please email firstname.lastname@example.org