Wheeler, Matthews and T.D. the mascot visited the student’s art class to help them make coral reefs out of clay. The students taught both players how to make ceramic coral reefs, while enjoying each other’s company.
“It’s wonderful how the Dolphins organization comes in and allows the students to interview the players and ask them questions. They walked through the halls so everyone got the chance to see them,” Nova Blanche Elementary Art Teacher Pam Brown said.
Both Wheeler and Matthews participated in the Mrs. Brown’s art class, while also taking questions from various students, which was broadcasted on the school’s TV for everyone to see. Additionally, the duo walked through the halls to meet and greet with the rest of the students, who were very excited to see them.
“They’ve embraced us and we’ve had a good time doing it, and they taught us a lot and showed us how to make these coral reefs,” Dolphins wide receiver Matthews said.
From teachers to students, everyone at the school was thrilled to have the Dolphins stars come to their school and visit, and the players clearly enjoyed spending their time with the students.
“It was fun. Everybody was loud; we were giving everyone a high five and it was just a fun time,” Dolphins linebacker Philip Wheeler said.
The Miami Dolphins organization visits schools on a weekly basis between the team’s Youth Programs Department and Community Relations Department, who have a variety of initiatives in the community. You can learn more about the Dolphins community efforts here and about the Dolphins Youth Programs at DolphinsAcademy.com.