HEAT Community Affairs: Foundation

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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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.
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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

Learn to Swim: Tropical Estates Park

The Miami HEAT, Florida Blue and the American Red Cross work to teach water safety
Jul 29, 2014  |  01:41

HEAT April pool's Day

The Miami HEAT teamed up with the American Red Cross, Florida Blue and Foxsports to launch the beginning of the HEAT Learn to Swim program at Gibson Pool Park in Miami.
Apr 9, 2014  |  01:30

HEAT Cycle for Safety

The HEAT promote safety for cyclists of all ages
Apr 9, 2014  |  01:03