Former Miami Heat player, Shane Battier and his wife Heidi, continue to give back to the community they call home by hosting the fourth annual “South Beach Battioke” on March 3rd, 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Theatre in Miami Beach – a star-studded, karaoke charity event where attendees include Miami’s elite, philanthropists and socialites and Miami Heat stars live out their pop star fantasies, all for a great cause.

“We are proud that we have been able to engage our community and send brilliant young minds to colleges and universities through the fundraising efforts of South Beach Battioke,” said Shane Battier, Founder of The Battier Take Charge Foundation. “This will be our fourth year putting together the most authentic and entertaining event in South Florida. I am extremely thankful to the Heat organization and everyone that supports us including my former teammates that come out and sing karaoke for charity.”

Notable past karaoke participants include Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Pat Riley, James Jones, Norris Cole, Udonis Haslem, Greg Oden, Jimmy Buffet, Gabrielle Union and Ken Jeong. Last year’s event was attended by over 600 people and raised more than $300,000 dollars. This year’s event aims to shatter that record, yet again, with funds raised through ticket sales, auction items and sponsorships.

“South Beach Battioke” 2015 is an annual event that raises funds and awareness for The Battier Take Charge Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Shane and his wife, Heidi. The foundation awards college scholarships to underprivileged high school students in Miami, Houston and Detroit. The foundation partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, KIPP Academy in Houston and Horizon Upward Bound in Detroit by empowering our future young leaders to “Do Well, Do Good,” the phrase that serves as the motto of the foundation and the Battier family.

Tickets to the “South Beach Battioke” 2015 are currently on-sale and are available for purchase at www.takechargefoundation.org. Advanced purchase tickets are significantly discounted at $175 per person. Admission at the door is $250. First 100 general admission tickets sold will receive a personalized Shane Battier autograph. In addition, table sponsorship packages are available by emailing info@takechargefoundation.org. Admission price includes delicious delectables from some of South Florida’s top restaurants, an open bar and of course, a chance to watch your favorite celebrities take the stage and belt out your favorite tunes. Attendees must be 21 or older.

The Battier Take Charge Foundation, established by Shane and Heidi, is dedicated to providing resources for the development and education of underserved youth and teens. The Battiers’ charge is to encourage and inspire a new generation of potential leaders through educational opportunities and the cultivation of effective leadership skills. National partnerships include Houston’s KIPP Academy, Detroit’s Horizon Upward Bound and Miami’s Big Brothers Big Sisters. Learn more at www.takechargefoundation.org.

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