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In an effort to help create champions on the court as well as off it, the Miami HEAT and Gatorade have teamed up to offer South Florida youth recreational basketball leagues a chance to feel the HEAT Experience by taking part in our HEAT Youth Basketball clinics presented by Gatorade.

Select youth basketball leagues will also be afforded the opportunity to gain excellent on and off-court basketball training and instruction on improving their basketball and teamwork skills from the HEAT players and coaches themselves at special basketball clinics. The clinics will also highlight the importance of healthy dietary choices and physical activity among our youth.

The Miami HEAT in association with the Miami Herald will also be making special Team Player Spotlight recognitions throughout the youth basketball season to participants that demonstrate exemplary effort in academics and sportsmanship. To nominate an outstanding student-athlete, please contact James Varsallone at the Miami Herald at 954.538.7153 or jvarsallone@herald.com. The nomination must include the name of the nominee, name of parent/guardian, home address, home phone number, email address, school currently attending, grade level, name of the basketball league participant is enlisted in, whether league is a travel or recreational league, and copy of the most recent report card and/or interim/progress report. The Miami Herald's selection committee will make their selections known in the Neighbors section of the Miami Herald and on the Miami Herald youth sports web page every month.

Youths selected for the Miami HEAT/Miami Herald Team Player Spotlight will receive the following:

  • Two (2) tickets to a Miami HEAT home game
  • Recognition at a HEAT home game
  • A special HEAT gift pack
  • A certificate of achievement

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.
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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

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

Haslem NBA Gatorade Training Center Recap

Udonis Haslem visits the Gatorade Training Center at St. Thomas University to help kids run drills
Jul 20, 2016  |  01:25

Video Recap: HEAT Visit Orlando Police Department

The HEAT visit the Orlando Police Department to thank everyone for all the work they've done
Jul 5, 2016  |  01:09

Video Recap: HEAT Visit Orlando Regional Medical Center

The HEAT visit Orlando Regional Medical Center to say thanks to all of the staff that helped the victims of the recent tragedy, and make sure Leo, a survivor of the attacks, knew that they were behind him in his recovery effort
Jul 5, 2016  |  01:47

Udonis Haslem Visits HEAT Camp

Udonis Haslem visits HEAT Camp at South Broward High School
Jun 22, 2016  |  00:56

Raffaella Swail Surprise School Pep Rally

The HEAT experience goes to Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center to surprise 3rd grade student, Raffaella Swail, with a personalized HEAT jersey and a HEAT Team Autographed basketball
Jun 16, 2016  |  03:21

FOX Sports Coaches Clinic

Chris Quinn and Josh Richardson teach kids about basketball and staying fit at the FOX Sports Coaches Clinic
Apr 29, 2016  |  01:02

Carnival Center for Excellence Grand Opening

Miami HEAT and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America organization hosts the grand opening of the Carnival Center for Excellence
Apr 7, 2016  |  01:09

HEAT April Pool's Day

Miami HEAT hosts 15th annual April Pool's day
Apr 7, 2016  |  01:30

Seventh Annual Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge

The Miami HEAT host two high schools in the seventh annual Black History Month Challenge presented by PepsiCo
Mar 3, 2016  |  01:31

Miami HEAT Under the Stars Fundraising Gala

The Miami HEAT hosts Under the Moon & Stars fundraising Gala with Earth, Wind & Fire
Mar 1, 2016  |  01:51

Miramar Block Party Event Recap

South Florida Commuter Services/ Miramar Park of Commerce join the HEAT Experience and Alonzo Mourning in Block Party
Feb 22, 2016  |  00:49

HEAT Wheels Banner Unveiling

The Miami HEAT Wheels basketball team unveil their 2015 championship banner at the Miami Springs Community Center
Feb 9, 2016  |  01:32

Wade Love Story

The story behind a couple and how Dwyane Wade has influenced their life
Jan 7, 2016  |  01:29

Wade Buys Lunch for HEAT Staff

Dwyane Wade catered a special lunch for the entire Miami HEAT staff before the holidays
Dec 23, 2015  |  00:43