The East Boynton Wildcats welcome back the Miami Dolphins to the Ezell Hester Center for another park visit. Last month, Miami Dolphins Alumni, Running Back Lorenzo Hampton, visited and spoke to the Wildcats about listening, working hard, and never quitting. This month, the Miami Dolphins visited for the first round of the South Florida Youth Football League (SFYFL) playoffs and to support Breast Cancer Awareness.
“I want to thank the Dolphins for coming,” said Mike Spivey, President for SFYFL. “They have brought a lot of people in the community together to show their support. I thank the Dolphins for coming and their support.”
Miami Dolphins Alumni signed autographs and took photos with players, cheerleaders, coaches, and parents from each team. The Miami Dolphins Alumni included: Defensive Lineman Charles Bennett, Tight End Troy Drayton, Offensive Lineman Roy Foster, Linebacker Bobby Harden, Defensive Back Sean Hill, Tight End Ed Perry, and Wide Receiver James Pruitt.
“It was great seeing the athletes support Breast Cancer Awareness,” said Troy Drayton, Miami Dolphins Youth & Community Programs Coordinator. “The NFL and Miami Dolphins fully support Breast Cancer Awareness and the fight against this disease.”
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, the Wildcats have their annual Pink in the Park Day where everyone in the park wears pink apparel. On Saturday, many staff, parents, and kids were wearing Fight Like A Wildcat Against Breast Cancer t-shirts.
“It’s very important, especially for the young kids to understand about Breast Cancer,” said Michael Byrd, President for the East Boynton Wildcats. “The kids love putting on their pink. It’s our tradition and we dedicate our Homecoming to that.”
Byrd is also the president of the Youth Enrichment Association For Academics and Athletics. It’s their parent company, which focuses on the kid’s academics in the community. The program ensures all kids are involved in the athletic programs while earning their education.
The East Boynton Wildcats is a member of the South Florida Youth Football League (SFYFL). The SFYFL is a non-profit organization that serves Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. The SFYFL has 22 member clubs with over 6,000 football players. The only purpose for the SFYFL is to benefit children.
Despite the early and mid-day showers, Saturday was a pretty good day for football. Throughout the day, the fans were exposed to the variety of extracurricular activities prior, during, and after the games, such as the Dolphins Bounce House, Quarterback Toss, and two interactive football drills. Many youth football teams had the opportunity to enter the field through the Dolphins’ inflatable tunnel prior to the game.
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.
For more information on the Miami Dolphins Youth Football Clinic or school visits, contact the Miami Dolphins Youth and Community Programs Department at (305) 943-7272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.