The Miami Dolphins made their first Gatorade Junior Training Camp (JTC) visit of the new school year, to nearby Ben Gamla Charter School in Hollywood, and nearly 300 children participated in the event. The camp consisted of six interactive football drills, the “Dol-Fit” message and cheerleader routines.
“It means a great deal to the kids. It actually brings from something they see on TV to reality for them,” Ben Gamla Charter Assistant Principal Orli Goldstein said. “I think the message is a wonderful thing and the kids realize that eating healthy and exercising is just good and healthy to do.”
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The JTC started with Dolphins Youth Programs Coordinator Troy Drayton expressing to the students the importance of eating healthy, staying physically active and making positive choices.
The kids were then treated to six drills, which included a myriad of football-related activities, such as throwing and running with the football, going under hurdles and running in-between step overs and dummies.
“I think it was a great JTC to begin the new school year,” Drayton said. “The students, staff and faculty were all very helpful today, and it was a pleasure doing the event at Ben Gamla. We’d be happy to return to the school.”
Ben Gamla Charter, which serves approximately 675 students in grades K-8, has its own health initiatives, including healthy food choices in the cafeteria and a P.E. program.
The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ vision is to prepare the next generation of leaders in staying physically active through our Junior Training Camps, Youth Football Clinics and Youth Football Camps, while also emphasizing the significance of education and making positive choices.
You may visit DolphinsAcademy.com or call (305) 943-7272 to learn more about Junior Training Camps, Youth Football Clinics and summer camps.