Football Unites | Miami Dolphins

The Why

The Miami Dolphins' goal is to level the playing field through the power of teamwork to inspire a healthier, more educated and united South Florida community. We believe it is important to be inclusive of the diversity and aware of the intersections that make up South Florida, uniting groups of different races, genders, sexual orientations, identities, abilities and faith around the power of football.

Football Unites

Community Partners

FOOTBALL UNITES™ Captains Program

The FOOTBALL UNITES™ Captains Program is a diversity and inclusion initiative that brings middle school students together once a month for a day of learning about tolerance, acceptance and leadership.



FOOTBALL UNITES™ CommUNITY tailgates, funded by ownership and players, are an opportunity to use football to unite groups of different races, genders, sexual orientation, identities and abilities. Diverse groups will attend Dolphins home games, fellowship and participate in group activities designed to break down barriers and build relationships.

Stephen Ross with Role Models at RISE Tailgate


FOOTBALL UNITES™ Cultural Tours are in partnership with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Miami Dolphins players, cheerleaders, alumni and staff join youth, community leaders and law enforcement to experience the richness and diversity of South Florida.


FOOTBALL UNITES™ with Law Enforcement

FOOTBALL UNITES™ Ride Alongs consist of Miami Dolphins players, alumni, cheerleaders and staff working with local law enforcement to jointly engage youth and discuss community policing with facilitated discussions led by RISE (Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality).  In addition, the FOOTBALL UNITES™ Police and Youth Conference is designed to promote positive interaction between youth and law enforcement. More than 600 students from the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project take part in the event.

Miami Dolphins and 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project Partner to Host FOOTBALL UNITES Police and Youth Conference

FOOTBALL UNITES™ Project Change Scholarship

The FOOTBALL UNITES™ Project Change Scholarship identifies one high school student each year and pays for their tuition to college over a four-year period. The goal is to provide financial support to students who have made a commitment to leading social progress initiatives in their communities.