In June, Coach Spo — along with HEAT Vice President, Player Programs Alonzo Mourning, and Community and Corporate Liaison Tim Hardaway — traveled to Haiti to tour areas devastated by the January earthquake.
While they were there, the HEAT envoy presented a check for $25,000 to Project Medishare, a non-profit organization that provides free medical attention to the people of Haiti, to assist in their ongoing relief efforts. The donation was raised and earmarked for Project Medishare by the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund at the 13th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival in March.
Earlier this year, the HEAT held a three-week donation drive and shipped over 300 pallets of non-perishable food, water, clothing, and medical supplies, which were donated by the South Florida community. In addition, Mourning, along with HEAT guard Dwyane Wade, formed the “Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti” (click here for video interview with Dwyane Wade on starting up the special fund), which raised $1 million from a group of professional athletes to support relief efforts.