The Miami Dolphins Continue To Give Back To Many Communities – In A Major Way

It’s an hour before the game –and as players are going through their stretching and tossing the football around – a familiar logo is visible in the background.

While it’s been a minute since the Miami Dolphins have been relevant on the playing field, this organization has been winning fans for decades for what they continue to do away from it.

Whether it’s trips to the Caribbean or throughout the state as ambassadors of the sport and the brand, there is simply no other NFL team that comes close to giving back to the communities.

Whether it’s owner Stephen Ross, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Garfinkel, Jason Jenkins (Senior Vice President Communications and Community Affairs), former Dolphin standout Nat Moore (Senior Vice President Projects, Alumni Relations) or any of the other personnel who continue to elevate this organization, there is a difference being made every day –and not just in sports.

Recently, former players and current administrators flew to the Bahamas twice to bring aid along with smiling faces that helped to brighten up lives during a very dark time.

The Dolphins are out in the community and helping to shape lives – and get little recognition for it.

But when it comes to football and making an impact with local programs and organization, this is a brand that brings smiles to everyone’s face.

From RaShauna Hamilton (Director Youth Programs, Camps) to former players Troy Drayton and Twan Russell and dozens of others, giving back to the community is a 12 month labor of love.

From the now famous Dolphins High School Football Media Day in August with over 100 south Florida schools - to hosting high school and youth players, coaches and teams at games and at the practice facility, lives are being shaped and opportunities to live out dreams are unfolding.


One of the most exciting parts of what happens during the fall is the weekly visit of The Audible: Football Fridays, which is a year round podcast that features Dolphin players and coaches, and is hosted by one-time Dolphin standout Kim Bokamper, with others, brings their show to high school football fields all over south Florida during the fall.

For years, Bokamper and Joe Rose – along with a team of technical professionals – bring The Audible to sidelines from Homestead to Delray Beach and everywhere in between.

Talking with players, coaches and administrators as part of a pre-game show, the Dolphins give high school football a forum like nobody has ever done.

Shown live on Facebook, this show has truly established itself as a one-of-a-kind production that combines high school football with timely Dolphin news.


Last Friday night, one of the premier games in Florida took place at Brian Piccolo Stadium in Fort Lauderdale – as nationally rated St. Thomas Aquinas and Deerfield Beach squared off and The Audible: Football Fridays took center stage.

As Bokamer and Rose spoke with coaches Roger Harriott and Jevon Glenn, along with Raiders’ defensive coach and Dolphins’ Hall of Famer Jason Taylor before the game, cameras captured every minute of the evening – and another chapter on this ongoing success story was written.

The Audible: Football Fridays game was also a “My Cause, My Cleats” game. One player from each team wore specially designed cleats with St. Thomas supporting the Jack & Jill Children’s Center and Deerfield supporting The Dan Marino Foundation.

Former St. Thomas standout quarterback, and current Miami Dolphin Jake Rudock dropped by practice to drop off the cleats.

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