Family Outreach

Miami HEAT Charitable Fund Mission Statement

Established in 1997, the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund supports programs for the betterment of at-risk families in South Florida. Beneficiaries include SafeSpace, a domestic violence shelter for women and children, the Jackson Memorial Foundation’s Guardian Angels and Holtz Children’s Hospital, and the Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Community.

The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund also provides educational scholarships for high school seniors and partners with inner-city elementary schools to fund the HEAT Academy, which provides after-school tutoring and mentoring programs. Through these initiatives, the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund continues to inspire the youth of South Florida to envision their dreams and achieve their goals.

Home Strong

Established in 2006, Home Strong is an ongoing program that salutes and honors the courageous men and women in uniform for their dedication to the United States Armed Forces. Pat Riley and the Miami HEAT created this initiative as a means of demonstrating support and paying tribute to our soldiers and veterans. The program is currently working and planning to further assist with the unmet needs of military personnel and their families who have returned back from Iraq and Afghanistan and reside in the South Florida area.

Miami HEAT Family Festival
The Miami HEAT Family Festival is a themed, interactive, carnival-like celebration in which HEAT players, coaches, celebrities and 250 families come together for a day of family and fun in an effort to raise vital dollars for local charities. In addition to the fanfare at the event, top restaurants from South Florida create a memorable dining “Food Court” extravaganza. The 17th Annual event will take place on March 2, 2014. In addition to this, the Foundation has served as host to the Celebrity / Team Dinner & Concert.

HEAT Scramble Golf Classic
The Annual HEAT Scramble Golf Classic has offered golfers an opportunity to tackle some of the most prominent golf courses around town, such as Don Shula’s in Miami Lakes, the Blue Monster at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa and most recently, the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club. All net proceeds benefit the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund. This season’s event will feature appearances by current HEAT players and plans to be the largest golf event ever hosted by the Fund.

Annual Toy / Food Drive

The spirit of giving continues year round for the Miami HEAT through the Annual Toy / Food Drive. Historically, the HEAT and its fans have brought in canned food and toys for Food Drives to benefit Curley’s House of Style, a food pantry in Liberty City that serves over 1,000 people each day. The toys are distributed to the HEAT’s local beneficiaries to support at-risk youth.

HEAT Family Charity Group

The Miami HEAT Family Charity Group, established in conjunction with the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, consists of members including wives of active HEAT coaches, players, select senior executive management as well as player mothers and family. The group works closely together with the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund to assist the South Florida community through activities including the organization of various fundraising efforts, the Annual SafeSpace Holiday Outreach initiative, the Domestic Violence Prevention Walk and other numerous hours of volunteer contributions.

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Heat Academy End of Year Celebration

HEAT Academy host End-of-Year celebration
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Heat Academy End of Year Celebration

HEAT Academy host End-of-Year celebration
May 21, 2015  |  01:36

Udonis Haslem Visits Heat Camp at MDC

Udonis Haslem visits HEAT Camp at MDC.
Aug 3, 2015  |  01:44

Learn to Swim: North Pointe

Hassan Whiteside, the Miami HEAT and Florida Blue taught the importance of water safety to children
Jul 31, 2015  |  01:28

2015 HEAT Learn To Swim

The Miami HEAT teams up with Florida Blue, Sun Sports/FOX Sports Florida & the American Red Cross to surprise summer camp participants during their swimming lessons at the North Pointe YMCA Family Center Pool
Jul 27, 2015  |  00:31

Whiteside Basketball Camp

Hassan Whiteside hosts a basketball camp for children
Jul 15, 2015  |  01:37

The HEAT Support Aksel

The Miami HEAT are looking to the community to assist Aksel Johnssen in his fight with HLH.
Jun 25, 2015  |  05:43

Big Brothers Big Sisters and the HEAT

As part of its ongoing commitment to improving the South Florida community, The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund donated $350,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters to create a fitness center, The Miami HEAT Big Fitness Room, for the at-risk children at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami set to unveil in Spring 2016.
Jun 9, 2015  |  00:44

Hassan Whiteside Graduation Surprise

HEAT Center, Hassan Whiteside, surprised Devin Gantzios, a student at the School for Advanced Studies at his graduation at Adrianne Arsht Center. Devin is currently diagnosed with Leukemia and The Miami HEAT and Whiteside wanted to show their support for him during this special day.
Jun 5, 2015  |  01:53

Random Acts of HEAT Pep Rally: June 1

The HEAT Experience visits N. Hialeah Elementary school for a Random Acts of HEAT pep rally presented by Kia
Jun 5, 2015  |  01:32

2015 HEAT Scholarship Recipient

Hassan Whiteside and the HEAT made a visit to Coral Reef Senior High School to surprise one of its students with a $5,000 HEAT Scholarship presented by BankUnited
May 21, 2015  |  00:28

South Florida Commuter Services Pep Rally

South Florida Commuter Services and Miami HEAT take over Florida Atlantic University for Earth Fest Pep Rally at FAU
May 8, 2015  |  00:58

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