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Dolphins Shop For Halloween Costumes At Party City

Posted Oct 9, 2012

Halloween came early this year thanks to the Dolphins.


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The anticipation of picking out the perfect Halloween costume can almost beat actually getting to wear it. October 31 came a little bit early, as the Dolphins helped a select group of kids walk away with Halloween and some extra treats.

Dolphins players, including tight ends Anthony Fasano and Charles Clay, defensive end Jared Odrick, guard Nate Garner, fullback Jorvorskie Lane and rookie defensive tackle Kheeston Randall, cheerleaders and members of the Miami Dolphins Women’s Organization (MDWO) were paired up with one of the 20 students from Miami’s Lorah Park Elementary School to help the kids to find the costume of their choice, courtesy of Party City. Duffy's donated lunches for the children to eat after the costume shopping.

For the players the event was a great way to take some focus off the football field and put it towards a life-changing day.

“Anytime you can take some time off of football and give back to the community and help out a little bit, it’s always big,” Clay said. “We were he here helping them pick out costumes and it was a lot of fun just seeing the smile on their faces and being able to make someone’s day.”

Choosing a Halloween costume can allow a child’s individuality to shine through. These children could choose any costume they liked with the choice of additional accessories to complete the look. This caused plenty of back-and-forth from aisle to aisle to find the perfect finishing touches.

As the children began exiting the dressing rooms, some of the finished products came into full focus, from traditional Halloween fare - vampires to superheroes - to the truly unique.

Dolphins defensive end Jared Odrick got a first-hand education on what goes into the making of a quintessential ‘80s California girl.

“I helped her pick out a Valley girl outfit,” Odrick said. “I tried to help as much as possible. We picked out some accessories and some glasses and everything that a Valley girl would need.”

It wasn’t just an opportunity to get all geared up for the special night; it was a day to kick off a favorite autumn night. The festivities had the players, cheerleaders and wives reminiscing of the many Halloween celebrations that have passed.

Clay’s most memorable Halloween was one that his mom helped dress him up.

“I dressed up as Aladdin a long time ago,” Clay said. “That’s actually the last time I remember dressing up in a costume for anything. I think she sent it to the media and they made fun of me about that. I was like seven years old, too, and ever since then, I got so much junk about it, I never dressed up again.”
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