HEAT Community Affairs: Community Activities


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HEAT Thanksgiving

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 Sun Sports 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 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, special Christmas tree deliveries, holiday parties and toy drives for local charities.


HEAT Hispanic Heritage Month

With the largest Hispanic season ticket fan base in the NBA, the Miami HEAT in partnership with Pepsi, Florida Blue and Sun Sports, continues to engage the Hispanic community, with an annual HEAT Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration during the month of October. In its ninth year, 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.


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Re-HEAT Progrgam

The Re-HEAT program, presented by C1 Bank 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.


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HEAT Beach Sweep HEAT Beach Sweep, presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers, comprises of a beach clean-up effort that incorporates HEAT players, HEAT Dancers, Burnie, the Xtreme Team and all of the HEAT front office staff. This event will serves as a centerpiece for the Miami HEAT during NBA Green Week. NBA Green Week looks to leverage the combined weight of the league, teams, players, and partners to generate awareness and raise funds to help support environmental protection.

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Random Acts of HEAT, presented by Kia, 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.


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). LEED is the USGBC's leading rating system for designing and constructing the world's greenest, most energy-efficient, and high performing buildings. The AmericanAirlines Arena was one of the first two arenas in the country to receive this prestigious designation by the USGBC.

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April Pools Day 2015

Tyler Johnson, James Ennis and Florida Blue teach kids to swim and the importance of water safety
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April Pools Day 2015

Tyler Johnson, James Ennis and Florida Blue teach kids to swim and the importance of water safety
Apr 11, 2015  |  01:10

HEAT Charitable Golf Tournament 2015

The HEAT held a charitable golf tournament to raise money for The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund
Apr 10, 2015  |  01:04

6th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep

The Miami HEAT hosted its 6th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Big Brothers Big Sisters at HEAT Academy school site, Jesse J. McCrary Jr. Elementary School.
Mar 31, 2015  |  01:29

ESP: El decimoquinto Centro Learn and Play abre sus puertas

El Centro Learn and Play, "Aprender y Jugar", llenó a los estudiantes de alegría al darles la sorpresa de sus vidas.
Mar 25, 2015  |  01:37

Learn and Play Center: The Learning Experience

The Miami HEAT and Florida Blue create a great space for The Learning Experience Students
Mar 21, 2015  |  01:19

Suit up with Wade

Hublot and Dwyane Wade surprised foster students from the Voices with Children foundation
Mar 16, 2015  |  01:42

Black Tie on Ocean Drive

The Miami HEAT and Hublot came together to raise money for the HEAT Charitable fund. See the event that took place on Ocean Dr. in South Beach.
Mar 16, 2015  |  01:40

Hassan Whiteside Autograph Signing

The Miami HEAT Store at Dolphin Mall hosted an autograph session with Hassan Whiteside
Mar 2, 2015  |  00:47

Black History Month Challenge 2015

The HEAT host two high schools in the sixth annual Black History Month Challenge presented by Pepsi
Feb 28, 2015  |  01:30

El Decimoctavo Festival de la Familia con El HEAT

El Festival recaudó más de medio millón de dólares para la fundación caritativa del HEAT.
Feb 25, 2015  |  02:04

Family Festival 2015

The 18th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival, presented by Carnival Cruise Lines
Feb 24, 2015  |  01:43

HEAT Youth Basketball Clinic

HEAT players and coaches teach kids the importance of fitness and nutrition
Feb 2, 2015  |  00:57

Spo Fit Clinic

Coach Spoelstra holds a clinic to teach children the importance of fitness
Jan 28, 2015  |  01:08

Zo's Winter Groove Recap

A recap of the 2014 Zo's Winter Grove festivities.
Jan 5, 2015  |  01:33

HEAT Visit Local Hospitals

The Miami HEAT spend time at local hospitals
Dec 26, 2014  |  01:57

Santa Bosh

Chris Bosh and Team Tomorrow host the fifth annual Christmas with Chris Bosh event
Dec 26, 2014  |  01:19

9th Annual Larry Share Toy Giveaway

Larry Share and The HEAT Experience have a toy giveaway at Dunbar Elementary
Dec 25, 2014  |  00:56

"33 Thanksgivings" Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning and the Overtown Youth Center partnered with Publix and Fed Ex to provide over 400 Thanksgiving meals to families
Dec 4, 2014  |  02:03

A Night on the RunWade 2014

Dwyane Wade holds his annual event to raise money for charity
Nov 25, 2014  |  01:34

HEAT Veterans Day Home Renovation

The HEAT work to create a great home for a local veteran
Nov 13, 2014  |  01:31

Packing for Troops

Chris Bosh's foundation Team Tomorrow partner with America's Moms for Soldiers and the Miami HEAT to create care packages for our troops
Nov 13, 2014  |  01:40

4th Annual Juice Foundation Fashion Show Recap

Take a look back at the 4th Annual Juice Foundation Fashion Show
Nov 5, 2014  |  01:23

Night on the RunWade Promo

Join Dwyane Wade at the Ice Palace Studios on Tuesday, November 18th for his annual fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the Wade's Word Foundation.
Nov 5, 2014  |  00:40

Hispanic Heritage Month Recap (10/13/14)

Miami HEAT celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Riverside Elementary School.
Oct 17, 2014  |  01:46

Brazil: Fan Zone

HEAT players team up with the NBA to put on an NBA Fan Zone on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Oct 10, 2014  |  01:37

FedEx Basketball Clinic

FedEx and the Miami HEAT put on a basketball clinic in Rio de Janeiro leading up to the Brazil Games this weekend.
Oct 9, 2014  |  03:49

Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp

A look inside the fantasy camp put on by Dwyane Wade
Aug 26, 2014  |  01:24

Back to School Recap

HEAT players Shabazz Napier, Tyler Johnson, the Miami HEAT Xtreme Team and staff assist Twin Lakes Elementary School in the first day back to school
Aug 21, 2014  |  01:31

Coach Spo Ice Bucket Challenge

Erik Spoelstra completes the Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of ALS research
Aug 18, 2014  |  00:40

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Miami HEAT staff complete the Ice Bucket challenge to help fund ALS research
Aug 15, 2014  |  02:31