Press Release


Players Link with North Miami Police and Broward Sheriff’s Office for Community Event

Posted Oct 11, 2017

Miami Dolphins players, along with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Miami Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel, NFL and Dolphins staff joined members of the North Miami Police Department and Broward Sheriff’s Office to show support and take part in a ride along. The idea for this collaboration was borne from a town hall meeting in September 2016 with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), community leaders, law enforcement and youth coaches.

Miami Dolphins players Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas and Michael Thomas, Goodell and Garfinkel connected with law enforcement at the North Miami Police Department. There they had a discussion on community policing followed by a simulated training session. The group traveled to North Miami Middle School and Arch Creek Elementary School to visit with youth and pass out football trading cards sponsored by Panini America and assorted Dolphins items.

Later in the afternoon, Miami Dolphins players Kenyan Drake and Davon Godchaux connected with law enforcement at Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO). The group then visited Olsen Middle School’s after-school program to interact with youth and conduct football drills with the kids. The group conducted a BSO roll call and visited Vincent Torre Park where the Lauderdale Lakes football league was practicing. The players conducted some football drills and passed out football trading cards and assorted Dolphins items.