Coconut Grove, Fla. – Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore yesterday surprised the Coconut Grove Cowboys of Greater Miami Pop Warner at Armbrister Park with new football equipment for their program. Growing up, Gore played for the Cowboys and also practiced at Armbrister Park. The donated equipment included Junior Dolphins branded shirts, Dolphins branded footballs, Gatorade bottles, cones, end zone pylons, tackling dummies and a chain set and down markers. The team also had the opportunity to hear from Dolphins alum Tony Nathan about the importance of working hard in school and getting good grades.
"It's real big, because that's where I'm from," Gore said. "We're big on football and I'm one of the big names that come from out that neighborhood, so every time I come back, I let them know it's possible and you can do the same thing."
This year, as part of the Junior Dolphins Donation Program, donations were made to Booker T. Washington High School in August, Miramar High School in May, Pompano Beach High School in July, Spanish River High School, Key West High School, Marathon High School and Coral Shores High School in September.
Photo gallery: Frank Gore Equipment Donation
The Junior Dolphins program encourages youth players and coaches to learn, teach and play football in a fun and safe environment. The Junior Dolphins program is designed to give kids access to learn the fundamentals of football using the NFL's top resources. To grow the game, the Junior Dolphins program will work to educate coaches, parents and youth on the health and safety of football with a strong emphasis on character development. Junior Dolphins is building the next generation of Dolphins Fans.