The Miami Heat will help provide relief for its part-time employees, as well as provide additional funds to their partners to assist workers during the league-wide shutdown.
The Micky & Madeleine Arison Family Foundation will also donate $1 million to the Miami Heat Charitable Fund in order to "establish an initiative designed specifically for employees and/or other community needs as they arise in the coming months.”
Several teams across the league have established funds to help assist part-time employees.
“We have approximately 1,000 part-timers and they are the backbone of our business. Night in and night out, every single one of these employees works tirelessly to provide our guests and our community with the best experience in sports and entertainment. They deserve our help as we all navigate this unpredictable situation together," said Eric Woolworth, the team's president of business opereations.