(from L-R) AutoNation Manager of Corporate Affairs & Communications Paula Levenson, AutoNation Miami Market President Benny Dominguez, students Toni-Ann, Selena Gayle, Norland High School Vice Principal Jorge Bulnes, student Tanisha, WFOR’s Kim Bokamper, student Tykerria, Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President of Communications & Community Affairs Jason Jenkins.
Miami-Dade Schools, the Miami Dolphins Foundation and Miami Norland Senior High School have teamed to develop a sports medicine magnet program, the first of its kind in Miami-Dade County. This pilot program will prepare students for future education and careers in sports medicine, including athletic trainers, personal trainers, nutritionists, EMTs and orthopedic doctors. This four-year curriculum will include practical skill development for athletic competition and quality educational training for future leaders in the sports medicine field. With funding of $10,000 made possible by AutoNation through CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program, Miami Norland will receive text books in 2015 and new athletic training equipment for a lab that will open during the 2016 school year.
The Miami Dolphins during halftime at their preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Satruday recognized the partnership.
Photo credit Miami Dolphins