|[September 26, 2013]
Miami HEAT Named as Recipient of the Alvah H. Chapman, Jr., Humanitarian Award
MIAMI --(Business Wire)--
Partnership announced the Miami HEAT as its 2013 recipient of the Alvah
H. Chapman, Jr. Humanitarian Award for continuously leading the way
in supporting and assisting the homeless
in Miami-Dade County. The award will be presented to the HEAT at
Chapman's 12th Annual Gala on Oct. 18, 2013, at the JW Marriott Marquis
in downtown Miami.
"We chose to honor the Miami HEAT because of the commitment of both the
organization and its individual members in giving back to our community
repeatedly and generously," said Trish Bell, chairman of Chapman
Partnership's board of directors. "Their continued support of our work
in erdicating homelessness in Miami-Dade County is commendable."
The Alvah H. Chapman, Jr., Humanitarian Award is given to an individual
or organization in Miami-Dade County who has been instrumental in
leading the challenge of helping homeless men, women and children in our
In March 2013, the HEAT unveiled the renovation of its 11th HEAT Learn &
Play Center at Chapman
Partnership North in Miami. The renovations included new paint, wall
graphics, Apple (News - Alert) iPad minis and furniture. Players Shane Battier, who
donated shirts and shoes, and James Jones attended the ribbon cutting.
The HEAT regularly donates food to the Chapman centers, located in Miami
and Homestead, after home games through their ReHEAT program.
At the Gala, there will be clothing donations of practice gear and
auction items, such as game tickets to support a variety of Chapman's
fundraising efforts. For more information on the Gala, please contact
our Development Team at 305-329-3066.
Many of the Miami HEAT players are involved and host events supporting
Chapman Partnership. Dwyane Wade's organization, Wades World Foundation,
donated the construction of a basketball court, and Chris and Adrienne
Bosh will be serving meals and spending time with families for the third
year this Thanksgiving. Adrienne Bosh has also hosted Easter and
Mother's Day events. Ray Allen's Ray of Hope donated Christmas gifts for
140 kids last year.
Udonis Haslem is a community advocate for Chapman Partnership and
frequently visits with the kids at the Chapman centers. James Jones
hosted a weeklong summer camp for 48 kids from Chapman North and South,
and Coach Erik Spoelstra has new players serve meals every year.
"The dedication of the Miami HEAT players, their families and the entire
HEAT organization to the homeless in our community is overwhelming,"
said H. Daniel Vincent, president & CEO of Chapman Partnership. "We are
extremely grateful for their ongoing support of our centers and the
homeless families we assist."
About Chapman Partnership
Chapman Partnership operates two Homeless Assistance Centers with 800
beds located in Miami and Homestead. We help the homeless by providing a
comprehensive support program that includes emergency shelter, meals,
health, dental and psychiatric care, day care, job training, job
placement and assistance with securing stable housing. At Chapman
Partnership we empower homeless men, women and children to build a
positive future by providing the resources and assistance critical to
growth and independence. To learn more about Chapman Partnership, please
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