Sun Life Stadium was the venue of The Make-A-Wish Ultimate Sports Auction hosted by The Make-A-Wish Foundation®. This marks the second time in the event’s 20-year history that the auction and dinner took place at the home of the Miami Dolphins. Mike Ditka was the featured guest head coach along with players, coaches and executives from all of South Florida’s sports teams - Miami Dolphins, Miami HEAT, Florida Panthers, Miami Marlins and the University of Miami Hurricanes.
Miami Dolphins wide receivers coach Ken O’Keefe attended and later stepped onto the stage surrounded by some of his current players to auction off the Fins Up Package, which eventually went for $8,000. Punter Brandon Fields
and cornerback Julian Posey
along with offensive linemen Nate Garner
, Mike Pouncey
and Josh Samuda
helped increase the bidding for a suite to a 2013 Dolphins home game, 4 Sideline Club passes, 4 Club Tickets with pre-game field passes, four VIP parking passes and signed memorabilia.
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors, and entire communities.