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Dolphins Make JTC Visit At Avocado Elementary School

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Dolphins visit Avocado Elementary School for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp.

Homestead, FL – The Miami Dolphins made their weekly school visit, as they visited Avocado Elementary School in Homestead, FL for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp (JTC). Nearly 250 Avocado Elementary students participated in the JTC, which consisted of interactive football drills and cheerleader routines. To see photos from the event, click here.

“The Avocado (Elementary) students were great kids, and we had a blast today,” Troy Drayton, Youth Programs Coordinator, said. “Teaching these kids about physical fitness, education and making positive choices is crucial.”

Drayton began the morning by lecturing the students on the importance of going to school, getting exercise and making positive choices. The students were then treated to six interactive football drills and cheerleader routines.

“This is wonderful because not only do they (the kids) get to do these drills, but they get to see an excellent role model in Mr. Drayton,” Avocado Assistant Principal Victoria Bourland said. “I think what the Dolphins are doing is great. We can’t tell them how much we appreciate it. The kids will never forget this.”

Avocado Elementary, founded in 1957, is home to approximately 580 students and serves K-3. The school also has some of its own physical fitness initiatives, including the mile club and health club. The mile club encourages children to get exercise by running, and they receive a plastic foot to put on a necklace for every mile they run.

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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