2009 RRA Miami Dolphins Alumni Weekend To Honor 1982 And 1984 AFC Championship Teams
The Miami Dolphins 1982 and 1984 AFC Championship teams will be honored as part of the 2009 RRA Alumni Weekend festivities, presented by Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Attorneys at Law, during the weekend of October 23-25. The weekend will culminate with the Dolphins game against the New Orleans Saints at 4:15 p.m. at Land Shark Stadium. All proceeds from the unique and interactive weekend will benefit the Miami Dolphins Foundation.
“This will be the largest turnout for Alumni Weekend from those great teams in the 1980s,” said Alumni, Youth and Special Projects Director Nat Moore who was a wide receiver for the Dolphins from 1974-86. “I have great memories of those two teams in particular and can’t wait to relive special moments with my teammates and fans, while raising money in support of our foundation’s initiatives to make a positive impact on youth in South Florida.”
Dol-Fans are invited to take part in the many events scheduled during Alumni Weekend which kicks off on Friday, October 23 with a Gala Party and Auction at Land Shark Stadium. The evening will start with a VIP reception at 6:30 p.m. with players and coaches from the 1982 and 1984 teams, Hall of Famers and Honor Roll alumni players, followed by a cocktail hour and the gala party, with fabulous live entertainment, dancing and games, from 8 to 11 p.m.
“It’s going to be special to get the 1984 team back together for the first time.” said Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino who was named NFL MVP after the 1984 season where he set six NFL season passing records including the records for most touchdown passes (48) and most passing yards (5,084) in a single season. “It was a great year, not only for me, but for all of the players and coaches. We were able to win the AFC Championship and make it to the Super Bowl. I have great memories from that year and I am glad for all of my teammates that their accomplishments are being recognized.”
Saturday, October 24 will feature the annual Alumni Weekend Golf Classic at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa’s Blue Monster golf course. A shotgun start is scheduled for 8:30 a.m., followed by an Awards Cocktail Party at 1:00 p.m.
“I look forward to seeing the other players and coaches that were a part of my generation,” said linebacker A.J. Duhe who intercepted three passes against the New York Jets in the 1982 AFC Championship Game. “I have wonderful memories from those teams that will be with me forever and I can’t wait to sit back, laugh and have a great time with my teammates and fans.”
A salute of both teams will take place at halftime of the Dolphins-Saints game on Sunday, October 25, preceding a 2:15 p.m. pregame tailgate party and the presentation of the 2009 Unsung Hero Award. The Unsung Hero Award was established in 2004 to honor a former Dolphins player who might not have received the recognition he deserved during his playing days.
For more information on Alumni Weekend events and to purchase tickets, please contact the Miami Dolphins Community Relations Department.
Schedule of Events for 2009 RRA Alumni Weekend
Friday, October 23 – Alumni Weekend Gala Party and Auction
Land Shark Stadium
6:30 p.m. – VIP Reception
7:00 p.m. – Cocktail Party
8:00 p.m. – Gala Party and Auction
Saturday, October 24 – Annual Alumni Golf Tournament
Doral Golf Resort and Spa
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
8:30 a.m. – Shotgun Start
1:00 p.m. – Awards Cocktail Party
Sunday, October 25
2:15 p.m. – Pregame Tailgate party
Pregame – Unsung Hero Presentation
4:15 p.m. Kickoff vs. New Orleans Saints
Halftime – 1982 and 1984 Teams Salute