MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins announced they will partner with the 5000 Role Models Excellence Project to host a conference at Hard Rock Stadium designed to promote positive interaction between youth and law enforcement. The conference will take place on February 20, 2018.
The sponsorship of the conference is a part of a yearly fund for advocacy and social justice programs created by Owner Stephen Ross and Miami Dolphins players. During the 2017-18 season, the team will create a social justice grant program, the Project Change Scholarship and sponsor the Police Athletic League of North Miami.
These initiatives will be in addition to the previous work in this space through the team's collaboration with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE). Founded and created by Ross in Oct. 2015, RISE harnesses the unifying power of sports to improve race relations and drive social progress. Since its founding, RISE programs have reached more than 30,000 students, coaches and athletic staff at the high school, collegiate and professional level. To learn more about RISE, visit risetowin.org.