Heat Social Responsibility: Athletics

HEAT Youth Basketball

In an effort to help create champions on the court as well as off it, the Miami HEAT offers South Florida youth recreational basketball leagues a chance to feel the HEAT Experience by taking part in our HEAT Youth Basketball clinics. Select youth basketball leagues are given the opportunity to gain excellent on and off-court basketball training and instruction on improving their basketball and teamwork skills from HEAT players and coaches at special basketball clinics.

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MIAMI HEAT Wheels

HEAT Wheels Team

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Carlos Alvarez, Paul Schulte, Jason Van Beek, Mario Moran Diana Bonet (coach), Jackson David, Randall Flagler (coach), Jeremie Thomas, Dario Figueroa (coach), Dirrick Hughes, Miki Erez, Marvin Valcourt, Edwardo Thompson. Not pictured: Raul Acosta, Juandell Brunner, Jervens Casimir, Julio Mendez, Alexander Puga, Willy Rodriguez, Christina Perez (coach)

In conjunction with the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department – Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion, the Miami HEAT offers support for the Miami HEAT Wheels, an adult wheelchair basketball team wherein players encourage and demonstrate how those with disabilities lead active and productive lives. The Miami HEAT Wheels is a competitive wheelchair basketball team in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA). The Miami HEAT Wheels compete at the Division I level in the Florida Wheelchair Basketball Conference. The adult wheelchair basketball team competes in regional and national tournaments associated with the NWBA. On April 19, 2015, the Miami HEAT Wheels won their very first championship title in Division III of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. For additional information on the team please contact the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Division at 305-755-7848.

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