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 in partnership with Pepsico, Florida Blue and FOX Sports Sun, has engaged the Hispanic community for eleven 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 Bank of the Ozarks 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.
HEAT BEACH SWEEP
HEAT Beach Sweep
HEAT Beach Sweep 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 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.
RANDOM ACTS OF HEAT
Random Acts of HEAT 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.

Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Thanksgiving Surprise

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning help unburden folks in Overtown by surprising them with Thanksgiving meals
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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

Winlow YMCA PSA

Justise Winslow encourages the community to get in the game with the YMCA Youth Sports.
Jan 11, 2017  |  00:52

HEAT Hospital Visit at Baptist Children's Hospital

Several HEAT players visited Baptist Children's Hospital during the holiday season to surprise Cory Binelo on December 19th, 2016
Jan 1, 2017  |  01:31

UD Toy Giveaway

Udonis Haslem treats nearly 100 of Miami's youth to a Christmas shopping spree
Dec 27, 2016  |  01:21

TISSOT Gift of Time - Hero, Javier Perez

The Miami HEAT and Tissot surprised principal Javier Perez with mini pep rally
Dec 22, 2016  |  03:24

Justise's D.R.E.A.M. Showcase

Justise Winslow puts together a platform for kids to show their talent
Dec 20, 2016  |  01:33

HEAT Holiday Hospital Visit

Miami HEAT take time to spread holiday cheer and deliver gifts to people at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Baptist Children's Hospital
Dec 20, 2016  |  01:34

Larry Share's Generous Donation

HEAT Season Ticket member Larry Share generously gave toys to to children for the holidays
Dec 18, 2016  |  01:28

Home Strong: Gonzales Family

Watch the story of US Air Force MSGT. Martin Gonzales, whose name Josh McRoberts will wear on his Home Strong jersey
Dec 14, 2016  |  01:09

Re-HEAT: HEAT Delivers Food To Chapman Partnership

HEAT redistribute unserved food from all home games to local homeless assistance programs
Dec 14, 2016  |  01:32

Hoophall Luncheon and Clinic

Recap of the Legends Luncheon and Hoophall clinic
Dec 12, 2016  |  01:22

Loud and Proud

The Miami HEAT hosted an event to dance, have fun and celebrate life and diversity
Oct 30, 2016  |  04:13

2016 Hispanic Heritage Celebration

The 11th year of the Hispanic Heritage Celebration presented by Fox Sports Sun, Florida Blue and Mountain Dew
Oct 28, 2016  |  01:32

Red White & Pink Game Recap

The HEAT held the "Red, White & Pink" Game presented by Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida Monday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena, an intra-team scrimmage which benefited cancer research and also honored local survivors
Oct 11, 2016  |  01:40

Udonis Haslem Back to School Kickback

Udonis Haslem visits New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale to help hand out Back-to-School supplies
Aug 26, 2016  |  01:38

Back to School 2016 Video Recap

Rodney McGruder, Stefan Janković, Brianté Weber, Okaro White and the HEAT host a pep rally at Shadowlawn Elementary and distribute school supplies courtesy of Florida Prepaid College Board
Aug 25, 2016  |  01:15

Tyler Johnson at HEAT Camp

See a recap of Week 8 of HEAT Camp when Tyler Johnson visited
Aug 19, 2016  |  00:56

Brianté Weber at HEAT Camp

See a recap of Week 7 of HEAT Camp when Brianté Weber visited
Aug 11, 2016  |  01:42

HEAT Learn To Swim Event at Bucky Dent Park

Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson surprise young swimmers at the HEAT Learn To Swim Event at Bucky Dent Park
Aug 4, 2016  |  02:21