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Heat star Shane Battier hosts 3rd annual South Beach Battioke

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- The Miami Heat along with other stars took the stage for a good cause.

Heat forward Shane Battier and his wife, Heidi, hosted the third annual South Beach Battioke celebrity karaoke event at the Fillmore in Miami Beach, Monday night. "This is crazy. This is chaos, but I'm excited, and I think we are going to put on a good show," said Battier.

From Jay-Z songs to the Backstreet Boys, no song was safe. The event allows attendees to get up-close and personal with Heat players, coaches and executives who put down their playbooks and picked up a microphone to sing karaoke for a good cause. "It's a win-win here, hanging out with our crazy friends and getting to support Shane and Heidi and their organization," said Gabrielle Union.

Proceeds from South Beach Battioke benefit The Battier Take Charge Foundation, which was founded by Battier and Heidi as a vehicle for awarding college scholarships to deserving at-risk high school students in Miami.

Along with the fans, Battier has friends like Jimmy Buffett who came out to support his organization. "When you see people that you admire, the work that they do in all aspects of life, the game and what he does for the community, and you become good friends, that's just an amazing lucky thing to be able to do," Buffett said.

Movie star Ken Jeong from "The Hangover" was thrilled to help his friend raise money. "I'm really excited. I'm really honored to be a part of this. Shane Battier is a good friend, and I can't wait," said Jeong.

Dwyane Wade said, when it comes to karaoke, the best singer doesn't always come out on top. "Well, there's more to everything else; James Jones has the best voice, but it's about who brings it all," said Wade.

Founded by Battier and his wife, all proceeds from the event will be directly donated to the foundation, which helps send South Florida students to college by awarding scholarships to deserving at-risk high school students.

Chris Bosh was last year's South Beach Battioke winner.

If you would like to help The Battier Take Charge Foundation, click here: http://www.takechargefoundation.org

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