Miami, FL – The Miami Dolphins dropped in to Kenwood K-8 Center, staying local to visit the Cougars for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp (JTC). Nearly 500 students, ranging from fourth to eighth grade, participated in the training camp, which consisted of six football stations and cheerleading routines. To see photos from the event, click here.
“It was an extremely positive message. I know our kids, teachers and staff definitely walked away uplifted today,” Kenwood K-8 Center Principal Moraima Almeida-Perez said. “It’s just a reminder that staying healthy should be part of life. It’s good to remember that a balanced child is so important. As the Dolphins say, 60 minutes of exercise a day is crucial.”
The JTC kicked off with Twan Russell, Director of Youth Programs, speaking to the students about being Dol-Fit, which stresses a healthy lifestyle through education, physical fitness and making positive choices.
The students were then treated to a multitude of football drills, including throwing, catching and running in between pads.
“The students, faculty and staff at Kenwood were outstanding today,” Russell said. “Teaching children about physical fitness is so important because it allows them to think clearly and make positive choices.”
Kenwood K-8 Center, founded in 1928, serves just over 1,000 students and participates in Dade County’s healthy meal program, where they provide healthy options for breakfast and lunch on a daily basis.
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.
You may visit DolphinsAcademy.com to request dates school visits for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp, Fins Friday, or Beyond the Game.