Miramar, FL – The Miami Dolphins stayed close to home, making an appearance at nearby New Renaissance Middle School in Miramar, FL for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp (JTC). Approximately 150 New Renaissance students participated in the camp, comprised of an assortment of interactive football drills. To see photos from the event click here.
“The kids were very excited about the visit because a lot of them love football,” New Renaissance Middle Assistant Principal Ricardo Angus said. “They were really excited to participate in real NFL-type drills. Exercise for kids these days is almost non-existent, so for the kids to come out and do something they like and exercise at the same time, it’s a big benefit to them.”
The students received an inspiring speech from Youth Programs Coordinator Troy Drayton about the importance of being Dol-Fit, which stresses staying in school, exercising daily and making positive choices. Then, the children participated in five football drills, ranging from throwing and catching to how to hold a football.
“We had an excellent experience at New Renaissance Middle today,” Drayton said. “There was great energy from the students, staff and faculty. We appreciate the opportunity to come out and make a difference.”
New Renaissance Middle School, which contains a student body of 1,200, offers a healthy food menu in its cafeteria and promotes plenty of physical exercise activities.
You may visit DolphinsAcademy.com to request dates school visits for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp, Fins Friday or Beyond the Game.
For more information on the Miami Dolphins Youth Football Clinic, Youth Football Camps, or school visits, contact the Miami Dolphins Youth and Community Programs Department at (305) 943-7272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.