The Miami Dolphins will be hosting their annual FinsWeekend from June 9th to 11th. The annual event for charity raised over 500,000 dollars last year. It involves coaches and players coming together to support the youth of south Florida. This years event will go on as planned thanks to the NFL allowing players and coaches to work together for the cause of charity.
The event will have a golf outing, a fishing tournament, and a silent auction with money benefiting the Miami Dolphins Foundation.
“The funds that are raised during FinsWeekend are an integral part of advancing the mission of the Miami Dolphins Foundation to support the betterment of South Florida’s youth,” head coach Tony Sparano said in a statement. “It’s an exciting opportunity for the entire organization to come together with our fans for a great cause, and make a huge impact in the community.” – from the Palm Beach Post
The Dolphins are one of the most, if not THE most active team in terms of charity events and this one will once again allow fans to rub elbows with coaches, players, and alumni as well. The Palm Beach Post article also points out that the what will be missing this year is the awards dinner where team awards from the previous year are handed out a a dinner that locals can attend. With a plate cost of course. It will be interesting to see how much this years event will raise.
If you are one of those fans who are boycotting NFL events while the lockout and labor mess is in full swing, don’t begrudge the opportunity to help your community or the communities youth. This is an opportunity for both sides to put aside their differences and come together for a great cause…now if they can find a way to get playbooks into the hands of the players…;)
For more information on the event and how you can attend visit MiamiDolphins.com