Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem will visit Jamaica on goodwill mission

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Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem on Thursday will visit Jamaica on a four-day goodwill mission to assist in the distribution of school supplies, clothes and athletic gear for children.

Haslem has visited Jamaica before but this is the first time he will get an up-close look at the hardships many Jamaican youths face.

“I want the kids to know whether studying to become a doctor or playing professional basketball it takes hard work,” Haslem said. “Things are not going to go your way all the time. There are going to be bumps in the road.”

Haslem will be part of a contingent that includes Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Wali Jones, who formerly worked in the Miami Heat front office, and Tournament of Champions, Inc., director Wesley Frater.