Published On: Nov 20 2012 06:41:57 PM ESTUpdated On: Nov 20 2012 06:45:03 PM EST
PHOTOS BY Ron Elkman
The entire Heat team, along with Heat coaches and Heat front office employees, joined in this wonderful event.
Families will each receive an entire Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings from the Miami Heat, courtesy of Florida Blue.
The event was especially meaningful for a select group of approximately 600 underprivileged families, the majority of which have been pre-selected by different government and community-based organizations and agencies.
Levy Cares, the charitable foundation of Levy Restaurants and the catering division of the American Airlines Arena, provided 300 hot meals to the residents of the MRM.
The Heat Dancers, Burnie the Heat mascot, DJ M Dot and the Xtreme Team entertained families with special performances throughout the afternoon. Guests were treated to games, activities, and inflatables.
Heat staffers worked the concessions and activity stations, including interacting with children from the Heat Academy at Dunbar Elementary during the festivities.