When it comes to helping your NFL community there are few, if any, better than the Miami Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross continues to prove that as true.
The Miami Dolphins have had for years now, a “Special Teams” program designed to help the surrounding communities in Miami. From food drives to homeless shelters, from YMCA make-overs to USO efforts for our American soldiers abroad. When it comes to community service, the Dolphins are at the top of their game.
It should come as no surprise that while Miami and all of Florida begin massive recovery after Hurricane Irma that Stephen Ross and his Miami Dolphins would be stepping up to help. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Ross is pledging $1 million in relief funds to help rebuild those hit hardest in South Florida.
Specifically the Florida Keys where Ross has pointed out has a large Dolphins fanbase as well and will seek partners in those hard hit areas to work with. The money will be used for immediate and future rebuilds around South Florida and a lot of that effort will be carried forward by the Miami Dolphins Special Teams, a group of volunteers from around the lower part of the state.
The Dolphins will work closely with AARP as they help the area recover, especially the 50 year and older lower income residents. The Florida Keys were hit espcially hard taking on the brunt and full impact of the storm.
Personally, myself and most of the other Miami Dolphins fan-sites have participated in many of these “Special Team” events. From boxing supplies and care packages to painting and landscaping of a YMCA youth center.
Ross has always stepped out in front to lead by example in these efforts and he is not afraid to put up money to make sure the right things are being done in his community. Between man power and volunteer hours, as well as monetary donations, that $1 million will likely be a lot higher when it is all over.