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Dolphins Give Back In A Big Way For Thanksgiving

Posted Nov 26, 2013

The Miami Dolphins organization’s presence could be felt all throughout South Florida as they helped to make Thanksgiving special for those in need

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.”

This quote by W.T. Purkiser may encapsulate best how the Miami Dolphins organization gives back to the South Florida community year round, and especially during the holidays.

Giving back in a big way, Miami Dolphins players, coaches, and members of the Miami Dolphins Women’s Organization came together at the Doctor’s Hospital Training Facility in Davie to distribute 750 Thanksgiving meals to families in need.

The families from Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties eagerly lined up to receive their meal from the Miami Dolphins organization. Provided by Publix, the meals consisted of turkey, mash potatoes, cranberry relish, stuffing, and gravy.

“This is probably my favorite event that we do here with the Dolphins. Its times like this when you realize that this is what’s really important,” Cameron Wake stated. “Giving back to families, family time, spending time, Thanksgiving and things like that. You put football on the back burner because it’s just a game, and this really means a lot to a lot of people and makes you feel good to be able to do it.”

From top to bottom, the Miami Dolphins organization’s presence could be felt all throughout South Florida as they helped to make Thanksgiving special for those in need, and the giving did not stop with the meal giveaways at the Doctor’s Hospital Training Facility.

At the Dolphins-Panthers game at Sun Life Stadium on November 24th, AARP and Miami Dolphins Special Team volunteers packed 50,000 meals to benefit Feeding South Florida to “DRIVE TO END HUNGER”.

Meanwhile, Miami Dolphins alumni, employees, and volunteers continued a decades-long Thanksgiving tradition as they hand-delivered approximately 1,500 turkeys throughout South Florida, impacting hundreds of families from Homestead to Davie and everywhere in between. Stops along the route included senior centers, schools, daycares, and non-profit agencies, all of whom serve underprivileged communities throughout South Florida.

“It is an honor and a privilege to continue the Miami Dolphins tradition of giving back to our neighbors during the holiday season,” said Miami Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel. “Every family deserves a warm Thanksgiving meal, and we are grateful to Stephen Ross for giving us the opportunity to help put food on the table for more than 15,000 needy South Floridians this Thanksgiving.”

The tradition of giving back to the South Florida community is a longstanding one at the Miami Dolphins Organization and everyone looks forward to continuing that tradition for years to come!
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