Johania Charles at The Miami Times celebrates the Belafonte TACOLCY Center and Miami Heat.
’Tis the season of giving, so Miami’s beloved NBA franchise could not pass up the opportunity to give back to its community.
Last week, Miami Heat partnered with California-based entertainment company Ticketmaster to announce a generous donation in support of Miami Connected’s ongoing effort to close the digital divide.
The announcement was followed by a holiday event at the Belafonte TACOLCY Center featuring an ice cream party and gifts for children who participate in the center’s after-school program.
Miami Connected, an initiative led by The Miami Foundation and Achieve Miami, aims to increase access to at-home broadband internet, digital skills training and career pathways in tech for Miami-Dade County residents, free of charge. Leaders behind the initiative hope to reach 90,000 residents with a $2.2 million fundraising goal.