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LeBron James, Chris Bosh participate in Ray Allen Golf Classic

Heat teammates make another charity appearance to help benefit the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and JDRF.


Fresh off the Miami Heat "TaHEATi Beach" charity event last Friday, January 24 that was held at the Coconut Grove residence of Ray Allen, the sharpshooter has been raising more money with his annual Ray Allen Golf Classic.

Held at the exclusive La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach, this event is a result of Shannon and Ray Allen joining forces with the family of South Florida philanthropist Andrea and Javier Holtz to co-chair both the golf tournament and the Ray of Hope Luncheon. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and JDRF.

"Last season, Allen made 'The Shot,' which helped the Miami HEAT win its third NBA Championship", notes the event's press release. "The Miami HEAT guard is focused on another type of shot - the insulin injections needed by his 6-year-old son, Walker, who has type 1 diabetes. Allen's goal is to eliminate those shots by supporting cure-focused diabetes research.

"My family and I are excited to be co-chairing this special event with the Holtz family to support the important work of JDRF and DRIF," said Allen. "People with type 1 diabetes, including my son, must carefully manage their blood-glucose levels throughout each and every day, balancing insulin doses with daily activities. Managing this disease is a full-time role that affects the entire family. By supporting critical research, our goal is for all people to know a world without type 1 diabetes."

Registration was capped at 144 golfers and LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Roger Mason Jr. were among those who participated.

Let's hope they don't exhaust themselves too much, as they will need their strength for tonight's Battioke charity event. Stay tuned for exclusive coverage for that as well...