The Miami Dolphins paid a visit to Morrow Elementary School in North Lauderdale for their first Gatorade Junior Training Camp (JTC) since the Thanksgiving Holiday. Nearly 500 Morrow students participated in the event, which consisted of six interactive football drills, cheer routines and life lessons.
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“I think it’s important that the members in our community are supporting the kids and that the Dolphins organization is one that supports education,” Morrow Elementary Assistant Principal Irina Shearer said. “The message is very important- teaching health and exercise; I think this will show them they can have fun while exercising.”
The day commenced with former Miami Dolphins tight end and current Manager of Youth Programs Troy Drayton speaking to the kids about the importance of having an education, staying physically fit and making positive choices, which are all principals of being “Dol-Fit.”
After the influential message, the students were treated to six authentic and interactive football stations that emphasized speed, agility and the fundamentals of football and allowed kids to have fun in a positive learning environment.
“I was happy to see how well the JTC went today,” Drayton said. “I think the kids learned a positive message and had a lot of fun out there today,”
The girls also were treated to cheerleader routines from current Miami Dolphins cheerleader, Courtney.
Morrow Elementary School participates in their own health initiatives, such as their Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program, which allows kids to pick a healthy snack three times per week at school.
The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ vision is to prepare the next generation of leaders in staying physically active through the Junior Training Camps (JTC), Youth Football Clinics and Youth Football Camps.
For more information on the Miami Dolphins Youth Football Clinics, Youth Football Camps or school visits, contact the Miami Dolphins Youth Programs Department at (305) 943-7272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.