Miami Heat players butcher song classics at fundraiser which benefits metro Detroit teens
Money raised will help deserving teens get into college
The Miami Heat may be champions of the NBA - but when it comes to singing, the champs need to stick to their day jobs.
The Heat's three-point specialist Shane Battier founded the Take Charge Foundation a few years ago.
The Battier Take Charge Scholarship Program awards four-year college scholarships to deserving young leaders from the greater Detroit, Miami and Houston areas. In partnership with KIPP Academy in Houston and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, the Battiers will provide at-risk students facing economic hardship an opportunity to continue their education at the college or university of their choice. Shane and Heidi believe that the scholarship program will create greater opportunities for children to improve and impact their own destiny.
Among the organizations Battier supports in Michigan: The Bob Ufer Scholarship fund for the University of Michigan and the Horizons Upward Bound of Bloomfield Hills.
Battier does something a bit different to raise money for his charity. It's called "Battioke."
Appearing at Battier's charity Battioke event Monday night, Miami Heat players spared no time in butchering some of the world's most popular songs.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade teamed up to "sing" Shai's hit "If I Ever Fall in Love," before LeBron went solo to perform Michael Jackson's classic "Rock With You."
According to Battier, the event raised over $100,000.