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Dolphins Junior Training Camp Hits Banyan Creek Elementary

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Nearly 500 students participate in football drills and cheerleader routines.

The Miami Dolphins made an appearance at Banyan Creek Elementary School, home of the Bears, for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp (JTC), and nearly 500 students participated in football drills and cheerleader routines. To see photos from the event, click here.

“The kids have been looking forward to this. They like being outside and interacting with the team,” Banyan Creek Assistant Principal Alison L’Etoile said. “The message of eating healthy and the importance of exercise is great. By you guys coming out, it encourages the kids to be involved and exercise. The Dolphins do a great job.”

Before the activities got started, Youth Programs Coordinator Troy Drayton instructed the students, 3rd through 5th graders, on the importance of exercising their brain and body, as well as making positive choices that will benefit their futures.

“These students had a great time today and you could see they got a lot out of the camp,” Drayton said. “The teachers and volunteers were a huge help making this a fantastic experience for the students.”

Banyan Creek Elementary, which services approximately 1,000 students, has its own health initiatives, including a running club and gardening club.

The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ vision is to prepare the next generation of leaders in staying physically active through the Junior Training Camps (JTC), Youth Football Clinics and Youth Football Camps.

You may visit DolphinsAcademy.com 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 Programs Department at (305) 943-7272 or youthprograms@dolphins.com.
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