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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"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
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"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

2014 HEAT FCAT Video Pep Rally

The Miami HEAT show some support and provide tips to help students prepare for the FCAT.
Apr 1, 2014  |  08:39

Ray Allen Golf Classic and Ray of Hope Luncheon

Ray Allen’s foundation, Ray of Hope, held a golf tournament to raise funds for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation presented by Hublot.
Mar 27, 2014  |  01:21

13th Miami HEAT Learn and Play Center Recap

The Miami HEAT opened their 13th Learn and Play center at Branches in Miami. The event was attended by HEAT players Greg Oden and Michael Beasley.
Mar 27, 2014  |  01:22

Spoelstra Hosts Young Athletes from Philippines

HEAT Head Coach Erik Spoelstra hosts young athletes from areas in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan
Mar 21, 2014  |  02:17

17th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival Recap

The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund raised more than $500,000 during the 17th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival.
Mar 4, 2014  |  01:48

Re-HEAT Delivery

The Miami HEAT’s Michael Beasley and the AARP Foundation collaborate in their Drive to End Hunger
Feb 26, 2014  |  01:08

Wade Gatorade Gym Makeover

With the help of Gatorade, Dwyane Wade makes over a Riverdale High School locker room
Feb 16, 2014  |  00:58

LeBron James’ Boys and Girls Club Renovation

LeBron James teams with the Boys and Girls club to renovate one of their facilities in New Orleans
Feb 16, 2014  |  00:59

Dwyane Wade One on One

Wade and author James Patterson promote literacy comprehension among children
Feb 16, 2014  |  00:44

NBA Cares: All-Star

HEAT players Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James take time during All-Star weekend to help at Clark Prep High School in New Orleans
Feb 14, 2014  |  01:36

Beach Sweep - Virginia Key Beach

The 5th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami at the historic Virginia Key Beach in Key Biscayne
Feb 4, 2014  |  01:27

Battioke 2014

The Miami HEAT players and families compete in a karaoke contest benefiting the Take Charge Foundation
Jan 30, 2014  |  02:02

NBA FIT/Let's Move! with Michelle Obama and Miami HEAT

The Miami HEAT and Michelle Obama promote healthy diet and exercise for NBA FIT and the Let's Move! initiative.
Jan 21, 2014  |  00:49

ESP: 42 deseos fueron concedidos gracias a la Fundación Make a Wish y al Miami HEAT

Los niños de la Fundación Make a Wish y sus padres pasaron dos días con el Miami HEAT viviendo una experiencia única al hacer sus sueños realidad.
Jan 11, 2014  |  05:41