Heat fans kick off Heat Week with players
HIALEAH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Hundreds of South Florida children celebrated Hispanic Heritage month and kicked off Heat Week with Miami's NBA champs.
Miami Heat players, Burnie and the Heat dancers celebrated the Eighth Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration with Mayor Carlos Hernandez at Hialeah's Milander Park.
The players and their children enjoyed activities and games. "It's awesome, seeing the kids, to everyone who supports us out here in Hialeah. We don't get to come out here much. Just to reach out, talk to them, shake their hands, let them know that we need their support, it's great," said Heat forward Chris Bosh.
James Jones enjoyed some foozball and Mario Chalmers showed off his talents in a game of pool, while Dwyane Wade celebrated his athletic skills without a basketball before he and his son treated a group of children to a game of Horse.
Udonis Haslem could not get enough of the ping-pong match he was involved in. A piece of cake for UD, but for teammate Chris Bosh it was another story.
Bosh's athletic skills eventually prevailed in the bean bag toss competition before the fun moved inside where Burnie and the Heat dancers got the crowd going. The players then put their own smooth moves on display.
Bosh showed off his Spanish, saying he feels great and wants to win another championship: "Nos sentimos muy bien y queremos ganar otro campeonato."
The season tips off next Tuesday.
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