In a press release issued by the Miami Heat today it was announced that the Heat will be hosting a "Red, White & Pink Game". This scrimmage, presented by the Baptist Health Breast Center, will occur on Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00pm at Miami's home court, the AmericanAirlines Arena. The game will of course include Miami's current 2014-2015 roster, and play out like a traditional NBA game.
Miami's use of the color pink is to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month. Heat players will be wearing limited edition red, white and pink shooting shirts that will be auctioned off by the Baptist Health Breast Center on Thursday. Proceeds from the auction will go towards Breast Cancer research. Miami is also set to present a special halftime show honoring local survivors of breast cancer.
What's interesting about this event, which is being presented free for fans, is that tickets will need to be reserved on Ticketmaster as they will not be at the box office. The game will of course parallel a traditional NBA game complete with the national anthem, performances by Heat cheerleaders, Burnie and the Xtreme team.
Breast cancer is an enormous issue that plagues many, and it's commendable that Miami add the color "pink" to their annual "Red and White" scrimmage. If you have the chance and live in the South Florida area, this would be a great way to get your first look at this season's roster as well as donate to help fund cancer research. If you do attend the scrimmage, please post a comment in the comments section or message us on Twitter @hothothoops to tell us about your experience. The season is just around the corner. Let's Go Heat!
From the Miami Heat press release:
About Baptist Health Breast CenterThe Baptist Health Breast Center features highly skilled breast surgeons, Board-certified radiologists who specialize in breast health, an experienced genetic educator and state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, all under one roof. The Baptist Health Breast Center features advanced diagnostic imaging technology for breast cancer detection and treatment, including Breast MRI, Core biopsy, Breast PET/PEM and digital mammography.