The HEAT Group Letter:

June 11, 2003

Dear Mr. Altman:

Our 6th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival was such a wonderful success at The Palms South Beach on Miami Beach. The purpose of this letter is to express to you how appreciative we were of your efforts in extending yourself on behalf of the Miami HEAT. You were extremely instrumental with regards to the production and outcome of our event. The weather was spectacular, the oceanfront concert was outstanding, the food was tantalizing, and the location was just the best - but most importantly, thanks to all of your arduous efforts, we were able to raise over $400,000.00 for our local beneficiaries.

These funds will go to Jackson Memorial Foundation's Guardian Angels, which supports the Holtz Center for seriously ill children, SafeSpace, a domestic violence shelter for women, as well as go to the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund to benefit at risk children and families throughout South Florida. Whent it comes to our community's youth, we are on a mission to help parents, teachers and families raise young leaders of strong character, who have a hopeful vision of the goals they achieve and have access to a quality education that serves as the seed to growth and the key to unlocking their greatest potential.

Rich, your creativity, vision, resourcefulness, and ability to see a project through really made the Family Festival better than ever. I highly welcome you and anticipate your participation again with us next year. Working with you on the Live & Silent Auction portion of the event, was an absolute pleasure.

On behalf of the many people who will benefit from our fun day in the sun, we thank you so much for your support. If I could ever be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Steve Stowe
Director of HEAT Foundation


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