Miami Dolphins players will set aside the football and grab their golf clubs for Miami Dolphins FinsWeekend, the annual charity event which features current players, alumni, coaches and cheerleaders. FinsWeekend is May 17 through 19, 2012; the three day extravaganza not only features golf, but fishing and lots of celebrities are also part of the mix. All proceeds raised that weekend will benefit the Miami Dolphins Foundation, a fundraising arm of the Miami Dolphins Football Team, founded in 1996.
The charity weekend begins on Thursday, May 17, with the Celebrity Draw Party at Turnberry Isle. The party will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and interactive games such as putting, chipping, pitch shot and sand shot for unique prizes. On Friday, May 18, Dolphins players and alumni hit the green at Turnberry Isle’s award-winning golf course in Aventura for the FinsWeekend Golf Tournament. Players will tee-off with a shotgun start followed by a luncheon to announce the winners. Later that evening, the popular Hook & Tackle Captain’s Party will take place at the Miami Beach Marina,which will feature a silent auction and entertainment.
The following morning, on Saturday, May 19, amateur and professional anglers will meet at the Miami Beach Marina for the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing Tournament. Participants will enjoy a day of offshore fishing accompanied by Dolphins players and alumni. In the afternoon, all fishing participants will get together for the “Hooters” Weigh-in”. The first place finisher will receive a flight on the team charter to a Dolphins road game. That evening, attendees will gather for an awards ceremony to find out who walked away with the biggest catch.
The Miami Dolphins Foundation is working to raise awareness and funds for cancer research “One Mile At A Time through its Dolphins Cycling Challenge which raised more than $1,000,000 for the UM Sylvester Comprehensive Medical Center in its first year. The Sun Life Rising Star Awards is the Foundation’s education cornerstone program, which gives out over $220,000 in grants and scholarships a year for students who cannot otherwise afford to further their education. The Foundation also established the Special Teams Program, a grass roots volunteer organization whose mission is to offer hands-on services to communities and families in need.
For more information about the weekend, please call the Community Relations department at 305-943-7200 or visit www.finsweekend.com.