What is Miami Heat Wheels?
We are Miami’s Official Wheelchair Basketball Program. Currently we have a Division III NWBA competition team as well as a growing developmental program. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. As with any non-profit, growth requires both community support and resources. Donations to Miami Heat Wheels are tax-deductible and critically important for our program’s success.
Our mission is to provide opportunities to participate, learn, and develop the skills to play wheelchair basketball to persons with physical disabilities of the lower extremities. Our vision is to enrich the lives of the participants and the community through the participation and growth of wheelchair basketball throughout Miami Dade County, the State of Florida, and the United States.
Why should people support MHW and who does it benefit?
Losing the ability to use one’s legs and mobility can and has caused depression, alcoholism, illegal drug dependency, poverty, homelessness, and suicide. Our program does not just give people hope; it gives participants direction and gives recognition to their ability. It’s also an amazing, action-packed sport that the community in South Florida will truly enjoy!
What does funding go towards?
Funding Miami Heat Wheels supports program and general operating costs. Funding is critical for the sustainability of this program, making it possible to provide practice and game space, travel and accommodations for games and tournaments outside of Miami, as well as small things (that add up quickly) like replacement parts and wheels for athletes’ specialized wheelchairs.
Make a donation to support Miami wheelchair basketball:
We are currently seeking additional support:
(Contact us via the form below)
- Team Sponsors (Contact us via the form below)
- Miami Heat Wheels Invitational Tournament Sponsors
- Bloggers – Write for our blog!
The Rebound – Wheelchair Basketball Documentary
Directed by Shaina Koren Cinematography, The Rebound is a documentary film in-production about the Miami Heat Wheels and the impact of wheelchair basketball on individuals, families, and communities.