The Miami Heat and The Buoniconti Fund Join Forces

Miami Heat game against Chicago included a special halftime presentation by Nick and Marc Buoniconti

MARCH 2010 – Nick and Marc Buoniconti, from The Miami Project and The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, joined Dwyane Wade and the Miami HEAT for a special evening on Friday, March 12th as they took on the Chicago Bulls.  At the game there were awareness and outreach efforts on behalf of The Buoniconti Fund’s support of the spinal cord injury research at The Miami Project.  Marc and Nick also made a special presentation at halftime to the Miami HEAT Family in recognition of their support of The Buoniconti Fund and The Miami Project.

Said Marc Buoniconti, “We are proud to have this special game to share with the Miami HEAT family and enjoyed sharing our message of a cure for paralysis with the team and its fans.  By allowing us to be a part of the amazing game of basketball, they are helping us move closer to a cure.”

There were a number of special Buoniconti Fund / Miami Project charity elements planned for the evening.  Specially priced HEAT tickets were available at a discounted rate with a portion of the proceeds of all tickets sold though the HEAT website being donated back to The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis / The Miami Project.  Each purchaser of game tickets through the HEAT’s website was entered into a halftime drawing for great prizes like; two tickets to The Buoniconti Fund’s Great Sports Legends Dinner in New York City, September 27, 2010, a Club Med Vacation for two, a LeBron James autographed shoe, and a signed Dwyane Wade photo.

“I have known Micky and Madeleine Arison for many years and their record of giving personally and through their amazing organizations, the Miami HEAT and Carnival, is without peer.   We are so fortunate to have the Arisons and the entire Miami HEAT family as longtime friends and supporters of The Buoniconti Fund and The Miami Project,” said Miami Project Founder and NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti.

In addition, representatives from The Buoniconti Fund were on hand with information tables at the arena.  Fans and the general public were also asked to become personally involved by texting STANDUP to 501501 to make a $5 donation to the charity.