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About the Mike Miller Foundation

The Mike Miller Foundation's mission is to provide aid to disadvantaged or disabled children and to encourage children to have a healthy lifestyle. The Mike Miller Foundation has donated over 1.7 million in money and in kind donations to the Sanford Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Youth Athletic Foundation, St Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN and the Make-A-Wish Organizations, in both Tennessee and South Dakota.

The foundation is very proud to have helped Alonzo Mourning's Overtown youth facility and Hialeah's Park and Recreation Early Prevention Intervention Program in Miami, Florida.

Also, we are proud to have helped the 5th and 6th grade girls basketball program from inner city Washington, D.C. With the help of the Mike Miller Foundation, the girls were able to participate in the national tournament held in Nashville, TN. The Foundation has and will continue to aid Mitchell High School in Mitchell, South Dakota (Mike's High School) and to AAU programs in both Memphis and South Dakota. Please contact Tom Miller at 605.770.4541 if you would like to donate money for these great causes.

About Mike Miller

Full name is Michael Lloyd Miller

- Born in Mitchell, South Dakota, a town of 14,747 located 67 miles west of Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Mike and Jen have 2 sons and 1 daughter, Mason, Mavrick, and Jaelyn
- Son of Tom and Sheryl Miller
- Father is a retired assistant principal and a former basketball standout at Dakota Wesleyan, while his mother is a retired teacher
- Participated in the Read to Achieve Tip-off event where he read to kids, signed autographs, and helped open the reading and learning center
- Participated in the Grizzlies Tickets For Kids program with Head of 33's Class
- Participated in the Miami Heat Tickets For Kids program with Miller's Thrillers Class
- Participated in a toy delivery for the Hope House
- His foundation host annual events to encourage kids to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, and provides aid to disadvantaged and disabled children in the state of Tennessee, his home state of South Dakota, and Florida where he attended college and currently plays for the Miami Heat.
- His high school home court was named The Corn Palace, complete with corn murals on the outside that are completely stripped down each year and changed
- Hit 7 for 8 three pointers during game 5 of the 2011-2012 NBA Finals setting the record for most 3's by a reserve player on his way to his first NBA Championship.
- Mike teamed up with Derrick Rose and the USO Military Foundation along with other NBA players to raise funds and awareness for the US Military in Hawaii.
- Played with the USA Men's Basketball Team at the 2002 Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia and captured a gold medal
- Named McDonald's All-American
- Was Gatorade Player of the Year in South Dakota as both a junior and senior
- Nicknamed "Skinny"
- Scored tournament-record 54 points in Glaxo Holiday Invitational in Raleigh, N.C that broke the record previously held by Anfernee Hardaway in 1989
- His uncle, Alan, was South Dakota's all-time collegiate scorer after a career at Dakota Wesleyan, while another uncle, Chris, was Dakota Wesleyan's all-time leading rebounder
- Older brother, Ryan, is the Associate Head Coach for the University of Auburn's Men's Basketball coaching staff, and was a Division II All-American at Northern State (S.D.) and a 10th round draft pick in the 1998 CBA Draft by Sioux Falls
- Brother, Jared, graduated from Southwest State University and is working in the automobile industry
- Sister, Chelsey, graduated from Southwest State University and is married with two children as they reside in Sioux Falls, SD
- Mike, Ryan, Jared, and Chelsey all have won SD state High School State Basketball championships

 


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