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HEAT Announces Partnership with Miami Children's Hospital

MIAMI, FL – The HEAT announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) for the 2009-10 season. As part of the deal, MCH will be the presenting sponsor of the HEAT Junior Jam, the HEAT’s youth dance troupe, as well as a sponsor of Burnie’s Birthday, the annual HEAT’s “Kids Day,” which will be held Saturday, February 27, 2010 when the HEAT take on the Milwaukee Bucks. MCH will also sponsor a HEAT Season Ticket Holder Kids Training Camp. 

In addition, the HEAT and MCH have also teamed up to promote wholesome family values, good health, and fitness through the Miami HEAT Kids Club. This unique platform will offer discounts to home HEAT games, AmericanAirlines Arena family shows, such as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney On Ice, and the Harlem Globetrotters.  Miami HEAT Kids Club members will also receive newsletters with health tips and special offers for a variety of family friendly events.

“Miami Children’s Hospital is pleased to have created a partnership with the Miami HEAT,” said Nancy Humbert, Vice President of Public Affairs at Miami Children’s Hospital. “We look forward to collaborating in exciting community projects that will benefit HEAT fans of all ages in South Florida.”

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008 and 2009 by U.S.News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.

The Miami HEAT is proud to welcome Assist-Card as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2009-10 season.

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