Miami Dolphins visit Sunland Park Elementary for Hometown Huddle event with United Way
Tackle Branden Albert interacts with Sunland Park Elementary students at Hometown Huddle event.
Long Snapper John Denney interacts with students.
(Photo credit: Miami Dolphins)
From Theresa Manahan, Dolphins Communications
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Miami Dolphins Tackle Branden Albert, Long Snapper John Denney, Punter Brandon Fields, Tackle Jason Fox and Quarterback Seth Lobato, cheerleaders, mascot T.D., Miami Dolphins Women’s Organization members and United Way volunteers, alongside over 300 kids from Sunland Park Elementary School, participated in the Hometown Huddle on Monday.
“Some children here may never get to a Dolphins game. And you brought the Dolphins experience to them to make them realize that our community partners are here for them so that they can achieve whatever they dream they want to become,” Sunland Park Elementary Assistant Principal LaFerne McLean-Cross said. “It is so wonderful to our children to see the role models that they watch on television share with them and mentor them in the sport that they enjoy so much.”
The event included a Gatorade Junior Training Camp featuring football stations for the students. They ran through football drills and created thank you cards for military packages to be distributed at the Dolphins’ Nov. 13 Salute to Service game against the Bills.
In addition, the kids were given the Dol-fit message on education, physical fitness and positive choices.
“I think it’s very important that we’re out here because kids look up to us athletes on an everyday basis. And we’re out here encouraging.
Hopefully this will inspire kids to exercise every day,” said Albert.