Miami Dolphins Host Back to School Backpack Event
Miami Dolphins players including punter Matt Darr and his wife, Lauren, long snapper John Denney, tight end MarQueis Gray and his wife, Alison, defensive end Dion Jordan, wide receiver Kenny Stills and defensive tackle Julius Warmsley, along with cheerleaders and mascot T.D., distributed backpacks to students from Title I schools in Broward and Miami-Dade County schools who were selected by their principals.
“Our players, cheerleaders and staff had a great time interacting with students in the community and always look forward to this annual event,” Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President of Communications & Community Affairs Jason Jenkins said. “One of our main pillars is education and we hope that these much-needed supplies will push these kids to a successful school year.”
One hundred students from Sterling Elementary, Glades Middle School, Phillis Wheatley Elementary and Gertrude K. Edelman/Sabal Palm Elementary School enjoyed dinner, received a Dolphins T-shirt and had a chance to play games alongside the Dolphins players.
“The fact that the organization would take time out during football season to spend time with our students and give us the opportunity to engage in activity is incredible,” Phillis Wheatley Elementary Principal Cathy Williams said. “To go away with supplies and a book bag with an emblem of the Dolphins so they can remember forever is just an experience for them.”
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