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Dolphins Rookies Participate In Team Service Project At Miami Norland Middle School

Posted May 21, 2014

the Dolphins continue to positively make an impact on the South Florida community and even have some fun while doing so.


The Miami Dolphins rookies may have only been in Miami for just a few weeks, but they are quickly getting acquainted with the South Florida community. Whether it is the Miami Dolphins rookies or the veterans, the Dolphins continue to positively make an impact on the South Florida community and even have some fun while doing so.

This time they set out to Norland Middle School for their second community service project. Arriving at the school, the rookies broke off into four groups and went into different classrooms where excited students were waiting to greet them. The students listened intently as the players addressed the classroom giving them life advice and answering questions. At the end of each classroom visit, the students then had the opportunity to ask the players questions. The players emphasized the importance of education and had fun with the students.

At the conclusion of the classroom portion of the school visit, the players and students moved outside where Dolphins special teams and youth programs set up a Gatorade Junior Training Camp. Music played loudly setting a fun atmosphere and the students quickly headed to workout stations where the rookies interacted with them. At each station, the groups took turns playing catch, going through various football drills, and building teamwork. It was imperative to the rookies to not only emphasize the importance of education but also the importance of health and fitness.

“It means the world to me to give back, in any sense, and in any form possible,” said second-round draft pick Jarvis Landry. “I think that for us as athletes it’s important to use this as a platform to touch kids lives every day and that’s what we’re here doing.”
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