Miami Dolphins players, alumni, cheerleaders, Miami Women’s Organization and mascot TD paired up with Publix to host 125 students from partner schools in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties to shop for Thanksgiving meals.
“The partnership with Publix and the Miami Dolphins is through and through, but especially around this particular event: we have 15 years under our belt,” Publix Media and Community Relations Manager Nicole Krauss said. “This evening is something that our associates get so excited about. And our counterparts at the Miami Dolphins get so excited about it, the players get excited about it, the cheerleaders get excited about it. But nobody gets more excited than the students.”
The students, ages 6-18, attend Title I schools and were selected by their principal to participate in the event. Students participated in a dance contest to start, enjoyed dinner and received a Miami Dolphins and Publix branded Kids and Fins T-shirt before hitting the aisles to shop to fill their families’ pantries for the Thanksgiving holiday.
“This evening was another example of the Miami Dolphins using our platform to be present in the community,” Miami Dolphins Safety Michael Thomas said. “This event is a big tradition for the Dolphins. We’re blessed to pair up with these kids and make their Thanksgiving holiday special.”