Miami Dolphins announce week 10 youth programs awards with partner Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)
By Sydney Wade
MIAMI, FL – The Miami Dolphins and the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) recognize the week 10 youth football players, coach and parent who have demonstrated their commitment to being leaders on and off the field:
* High School Player of the Week: Todd Centeio from Dwyer High School. The dynamic senior quarterback threw for 255 yards and five touch-downs last week. This type of performance exemplifies why Dwyer remains undefeated this season.
*High School Coach of the Week: Orson Walkes from Pahokee High School. His team currently sits undefeated at 10-0. Walkes has been an assistant coach on four state championship teams for the Blue Devils prior to becoming the head coach. He also has served as assistant athletic director and was co-head coach for the girls’ basketball team.
Walkes, 40, teaches exceptional student education classes at Pahokee High and has been a teacher at the school since 2004. He graduated from Pahokee High in 1994 and played linebacker. Walkes attended Alabama A&M University and played defensive end before transferring to the University of South Alabama, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
*Youth Player of the Week: Tenard Summerall from the Overtown Tornadoes 14U of the National Youth Football League. Summerall plays both quarter-back and cornerback for the Tornadoes. Last week, he threw two touchdowns and had one interception in a 33-0 victory over the Opa Locka Hurricanes.
*Team Mom of the Week: Marisella Readon from the Boca Braves of the Gold Coast Pop Warner League. Readon has overcome tremendous adversity as she lost her son earlier this year, who would have been on the Tiny Mite team (7U), yet she still finds the time and energy to support her older son’s team. She is always there when you need her and the first to take the initiative and volunteer her time. Readon never misses a practice or game and is there, not only for her son, but for all the boys on the team. This year, her Jr. Pee Wee team had an influx of new players which meant new moms to the organization. She welcomed everyone with open arms and has made them feel like family. Recently, Readon was appointed to the Braves’ board as scholastic coordinator because of her commitment to the scholastic performance of her players.
Each award recipient will be presented with a plaque on the field during the Nov. 27 Dolhins home game at Hard Rock Stadium against the San Francisco 49ers, and receive acknowledgement of their accomplishment in the game program and through the Dolphins’ and RISE’s social media platforms. They also will receive a pair of tickets to a Miami Dolphins home game and a Dolphins/RISE T-shirt.