The Miami Dolphins are hot on the field after winning 6 in a row against the San Francisco 49ers 31-24 on Sunday. On Tuesday, players, alumni, and cheerleaders were back on the field at Lakeside Elementary in Pembroke Pines for a Dolphins Blitz to promote physical activity.
“Even if it’s just 60 minutes a day, just getting out there doing physical activity, that’s what keeps you healthy and keeps kids bright and active. We’re trying to encourage that,” Miami Dolphins S Michael Thomas said. “Every time I get a chance to give back I always do it.”
Thomas, along with Dolphins WR Kenny Stills and OL Sam Young, alumni Lousaka Polite, Troy Drayton and Twan Russell and cheerleader Kristan hosted students in a Gatorade Junior Training Camp as they participated in several fitness orientated stations and learn the benefits of hydration and staying physically active.
“We are having a great time. The boys and girls are so inundated with standards and math, reading and science. Just to come out, relax and have their brain working in another way is amazing. They’re having a blast,” Lakeside Elementary Principal Cathy May said. “The Dolphins being here has been amazing for our community. The kids are going to go home and talk about this for a very long time.”
The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ mission is to emphasize the importance of education, physical fitness, and positive choices for kids in a safe and fun environment. The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ vision is to prepare the next generation of leaders in staying physically active through our Junior Training Camps (JTC), Youth Football Clinics, and Youth Football Camps. The goal of the event is to promote Youth Football in the south Florida community.
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