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.

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

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

ReHEAT 2015

The HEAT hosted the holiday version of ReHEAT at Chapman house in Miami
Dec 23, 2015  |  01:27

Christmas with Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh hosted a group of Children at Gametime in Sunset Place for a Christmas celebration
Dec 23, 2015  |  01:25

Larry Share Toy Giveaway Recap

Larry Share, Alonzo Mourning and The HEAT Experience host a toy giveaway at Jesse J. McCrary Elementary School
Dec 20, 2015  |  01:18

Make A Wish Veterans Assistance

The Miami HEAT help restore the Make A Wish Veterans Center
Dec 18, 2015  |  01:54

Team Tomorrow Feeds Families Recap

Chris Bosh of Team Tomorrow serves thanksgiving meals to families in need
Nov 23, 2015  |  00:57

2015 Hispanic Heritage Celebration Recap

The HEAT hosts its 10th Annual HEAT Hispanic Heritage Celebration in the heart of Little Havana at the oldest high school in the county, Miami Senior High School
Oct 28, 2015  |  01:38

HEAT on the Street: Doral Recap

Burnie and the HEAT surprise fans in the community
Sep 18, 2015  |  01:26

HEAT on the Street: Doral

Burnie and the HEAT surprise fans in Doral
Sep 11, 2015  |  00:30

Gatorade Sweat with the Best

Eight lucky winners were chosen to be a HEAT athlete for the day by Gatorade
Sep 3, 2015  |  01:38

Amar'e and the HEAT go Back to School Recap

On Monday, August 24, Amar'e Stoudemire the Miami HEAT went Back to School with children at Dillard Elementary.
Aug 26, 2015  |  01:30

HEAT on the Street Ride Along Promotion

Ride Along with the HEAT to get HEAT Nation going for Opening Night!
Aug 24, 2015  |  01:25