Heat To Unveil Learn & Play Center - March 11
Newest Center Increases Total Number Of Learn & Play Centers Built By HEAT To 11
MIAMI, FL – Friday, March 8th, 2013 –
As part of its ongoing commitment to improving the South Florida community, Miami HEAT players Shane
Battier and James Jones will join a host of dignitaries to unveil the renovation of its 11th HEAT Learn & Play Center at
Chapman Partnership located at 1550 North Miami Avenue in Miami on Monday, March 11th from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Alongside presenting sponsor and longtime HEAT community partner Florida Blue, the HEAT will renovate the Family
Resource Center at Chapman Partnership, enhancing the room with new paint, wall graphics, Apple iPad minis and furniture.
The following attendees will join Battier and Jones at the unveiling:
Eric Woolworth, President, Business Operations, The HEAT Group
Jason Jackson, HEAT Television Host & Courtside Reporter
HEAT Talent (Burnie & HEAT Dancers)
Penny Shaffer, South Florida Market President, Florida Blue
Trish Bell, Chairman of the Board, Chapman Partnership
A press conference will kick off the event followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Afterward, HEAT players and sponsors
will interact with the resident children from Chapman Partnership in the new HEAT Learn & Play Center.
This Learn & Play Center unveiling represents the latest activity from the Miami HEAT under the “NBA Cares” initiative.
The 10 other existing HEAT Learn & Play Centers are located at:
• HEAT Academy @ Little River Elementary (2006)
• Community Partnership for Homeless (2007)
• HEAT Academy @ Riverside Elementary (2007)
• Bucky Dent Gymnasium (2008)
• His House Children’s Home (2009)
• Miami Rescue Mission (2010)
• Grapeland Park Recreational Building (2011)
• HEAT Academy @ Dunbar Elementary (2011)
• Shake-A-Leg Miami (2012)
• Miami Springs Community Center (2012)