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Dolphins Make JTC Appearance At Welleby Elementary School

Posted Mar 14, 2013

Welleby Elementary School students participate in football drills and cheerleader routines.

Sunrise, FL – The Miami Dolphins visited Welleby Elementary School in Sunrise, FL for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp (JTC) as students participated in six football drills as well as cheerleader routines.

“The Miami Dolphins had a great time today at Welleby Elementary,” Youth Programs Coordinator Troy Drayton said. “It’s always good to see our youth get outside and participate in something that is not only fun, but has a positive message.”

Drayton began the morning by lecturing the students on the importance of going to school, getting exercise and making positive choices. The students then took part in a variety of football drills, from throwing and catching, to running between pads and under hurdles.

“Today was wonderful. We use it as a reward for the kids, so it’s a great motivator,” Welleby Principal Donna Boruch said. “The message has a huge impact on the kids. It’s a wonderful theme to put forth.”

Welleby Elementary, which serves a student body of 800 children, belongs to the “Commit 2B Fit” program, an initiative that encourages kids to keep track of their exercise and they get rewarded for achieving certain levels. The school also participates in a Healthy Kids program, which consists of guest speakers such as nutritionists talking to the kids about the importance of healthy eating.

The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ mission is to emphasize the importance of education, physical fitness, and positive choices for kids in a safe and fun environment. The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ vision is to prepare the next generation of leaders in staying physically active through our Junior Training Camps (JTC), Youth Football Clinics, and Youth Football Camps.

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. To learn about the Dolphins Academy Training classes, visit here.

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