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Dolphins JTC Checks In At Crystal Lakes Middle School

Posted Feb 28, 2013

More than 300 students participate in six interactive football drills and cheerleading routines.

Pompano Beach, FL – The Miami Dolphins traveled north to Pompano Beach, FL to visit Crystal Lakes Middle School for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp (JTC), where nearly 320 eager students participated in six interactive football drills and cheerleading routines. To see the photos from the event, click here.

“I think it means the world to the kids. For them, it gives them the opportunity to see someone in this community who cares,” Crystal Lakes Principal Sabine Phillips said. “To go through the physical part of it, but having the Dolphins still talking about how important it is to do well in school and stay positive, it’s just the right message for the kids.”

Twan Russell, Director of Youth Programs, and Troy Drayton began the camp with encouraging words about the significance of education and making positive choices. Then, they led the students in a variety of football drills that enhance speed, agility, and fundamentals.

“The Crystal Lakes kids were terrific today,” Russell said. “There was great energy from the students, staff, faculty, and volunteers. It’s good to see the students get something out of the camp.”

Crystal Lakes, home to a student body of 1400, is part of Broward County’s Healthy Alliance program, which strives to promote healthy eating. Crystal Lakes offers healthy choices such as wraps and parfait yogurts in its cafeteria.

You may visit the Dolphins Academy website to request dates school visits for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp, Fins Friday, or Beyond the Game.

For more information on the Miami Dolphins Youth Football Clinic, Youth Football Camps, or school visits, contact the Miami Dolphins Youth and Community Programs Department at (305) 943-7272 or youthprograms@dolphins.com.

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