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Dolphins Cancer Challenge Hosted Halloween-Themed Fall Family Fests presented by The Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation   Download PDF version

October 29, 2016

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Dolphins Cancer Challenge Hosted Halloween-Themed Fall Family Fests presented by The Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation

Coral Gables & Fort Lauderdale – The Dolphins Cancer Challenge today hosted two Halloween-themed Fall Family Fests presented by The Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation at Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale and in Coral Gables. Children ages 3-16 came dressed in their Halloween costumes to participate in a kids ride in a car-free, safe location with their families – from short loops up to 3-5 miles. Miami Dolphins Wide receiver Kenny Stills awarded DCC-themed medals to ride participants in Fort Lauderdale and Wide receiver Rashawn Scott presented medals in Coral Gables.

“The Fall Family Fests are designed to provide families with an opportunity for kids to ride their bikes in a safe environment with no cars and get them started early raising money to help fight cancer,” Miami Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel said. “Everyone can be a cancer fighter. You don’t have to have cancer to fight cancer, and we want to get more families involved in that effort.”

The festivities continued with activities for the entire family, including a kids’ zone with bounce houses, an animal exhibit, face painting, food trucks, an adult beer garden, Dolphins Youth Programs football drill stations, a science show and a costume contest.

“We’re so grateful to see so many kids and families come out to support cancer research at Sylvester,” Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Dr. Stephen Nimer said. “What a wonderful partnership between the Dolphins and Sylvester, working together to save lives.”

This event precedes DCCVII, starting with the Kickoff Party on Friday, Feb. 10, followed by the DCC signature event on Saturday Feb. 11 that will include five bike routes through South Florida, a run/walk 5K, a finish line celebration concert, as well as the addition of a Dolphins Youth Ride and a Youth 5K for kids ages 14-17 – extending the opportunity for cancer fighters to be of all ages and all capabilities.

About Dolphins Cancer Challenge

The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) was founded in 2010 by the Miami Dolphins organization as the signature initiative of the Foundation’s health pillar. In part inspired by Dolphins alumnus and long-time radio voice Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich’s courageous battle with cancer, the DCC’s mission is to improve people’s lives through financial support for innovative cancer research at South Florida’s only academic-based cancer center – Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Since its inception, the DCC has raised more than $16 million, donating 100 percent of participant-raised funds to Sylvester. For additional information, call (305) 943-6799 or visit www. DolphinsCancerChallenge.com. DCC can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/RideDCC and on Twitter at @TackleCancer.

Miami Dolphins Return from Travels to Islands of The Bahamas, Haiti with Renewed Commitment to Hurricane Matthew Relief   Download PDF version

October 28, 2016

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Miami Dolphins Return from Travels to Islands of The Bahamas, Haiti with Renewed Commitment to Hurricane Matthew Relief

Miami –The Miami Dolphins on Friday returned from travels to The Bahamas and Haiti for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.

On Friday, Oct. 28, current player Terrence Fede and cheerleader Amina, both of Haitian descent, along with Senior Vice Presidents Nat Moore and Jason Jenkins and Dolphins staff flew to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to deliver medical supplies, safe water solutions and generators to help rebuild homes. The visit was arranged in conjunction with the City of North Miami and the North Miami Police Department.

The Dolphins on Thursday, Oct. 27 visited Freeport in the Grand Bahamas. Dolphins player Michael Thomas, his wife Gloria, Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel, Moore, Jenkins, alumnus Dwight Stephenson along with staff delivered supplies building supplies, met with local officials and visited some of the impacted areas.

This followed the Miami Dolphins Foundation presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 26 of a $20,000 check to The Miami Foundation Give2Cuba Fund with proceeds directed towards those impacted by the widespread devastation in Cuba.

For additional information about the team’s community programs, please visit http://www.dolphins.com/community.

Miami Dolphins Announce Week Eight Youth Programs Awards With Partner Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)   Download PDF version

October 28, 2016

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Miami Dolphins Announce Week Eight Youth Programs Awards With Partner Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)

Miami – The Miami Dolphins and the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) recognize the week eight youth football players, coach and parent who have demonstrated their commitment to being leaders on and off the field:

  • High School Player of the Week: Anthony Wynds Jr. from Palm Beach Central High School. Wynds Jr. is a senior running back, rushing for 260 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Jupiter High School. Last week’s victory marked the Broncos’ third-straight win and kept the team in contention for the playoffs.
  • High School Coach of the Week: Brendan Kent from Oxbridge Academy. Kent and his team are having a great season and have defeated some of the toughest teams in the state. He has lead Oxbridge Academy to victories over two 2015 State Champions – Charles W. Flanagan High School and Miami Carol City Senior High School. Kent is a native Floridian and a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a BA in Social Science. He has taught in both public and private school settings and is currently working on a Master’s in Educational Leadership. Kent has coached football in the state of Florida for nine years and has experience at both the college and high school levels. He loves to travel with his wife, Keisha, and lives an active lifestyle outside of coaching by golfing and fishing.
  • Youth Player of the Week: Ryan Mack from the Miami Gardens Ravens 10U of the Florida Youth Football League. Mack rushed for 50 yards and one touchdown on offense and also contributed five solo tackles as a safety. The Miami Gardens Ravens defeated the Fort Lauderdale Hurricanes 36-0.
  • Team Mom of the Week: Tererika Green from the Miami Junior Rockets 7U of the National Youth Football League. Green goes above and beyond for the 29 kids on her team. She volunteers well over 30 hours, six days a week to make sure that her team’s needs are met. Green helps with all of the park’s fundraisers, prepares pregame and post-game meals for home and away games and provides rides to and from practices and games to players who need transportation. She also remains the team mom for the Super Pee Wee team (5-6 year olds) at the park without missing a beat.

Each award recipient will be presented with a plaque on the field during the Nov. 6 Dolphins home game at Hard Rock Stadium against the New York Jets, and receive acknowledgement of their accomplishment in the game program and through the Dolphins’ and RISE’s social media platforms. They also will receive a pair of tickets to a Miami Dolphins home game and a Dolphins/RISE T-shirt.

As a newly added component of the program and part of the Dolphins/RISE partnership, winners will be empowered to make a difference by participating in a RISE training program where they will learn how to use the unifying power of sport to promote the importance and benefits of unity, equality and inclusiveness as well as address racial tensions their teams, schools and communities might experience.

Awardees also will be encouraged to take a pledge, committing to stand up to racial inequality and share how they plan to affect change by creating a “How I RISE” video message, which will be posted on RISEtoWIN.org.

About Miami Dolphins Youth Programs

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 is to promote Youth Football in the South Florida community.

About the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)

Founded in 2015 by Stephen M. Ross, the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the unifying power of sports to advance race relations and drive social progress. Supported by an unprecedented alliance of sports leagues, organizations, educators, media networks, sports professionals and athletes, RISE uses sports as a vehicle to promote understanding, respect and equality. Through public awareness campaigns and educational programming, RISE aims to spark enduring action. To learn more, visit RISEtoWIN.org.

Miami Dolphins Waive Warmsley   Download PDF version

October 26, 2016

Miami Dolphins Waive Warmsley

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have waived defensive end Julius Warmsley.

Warmsley played in five games for the Dolphins in 2016 and made eight tackles (four solo) and had one quarterback hit in the first regular-season action of his career. He was signed by Miami on Jan. 5, 2016. Warmsley spent portions of the 2015 season on the Seattle Seahawks and Dolphins practice squads. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted college free agent on May 19, 2014 with the Houston Texans. 

Miami Dolphins in the Community: Halloween Shop with a Fin   Download PDF version

October 25, 2016

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Miami Dolphins in the Community: Halloween Shop with a Fin

Plantation, Fla. – Miami Dolphins alumni Larry Ball, Chris Conlin, Lorenzo Hampton, Tony Nathan, Adewale Ogunleye, Lousaka Polite, Twan Russell, Jed Weaver and Shawn Wooden, cheerleaders Adrianna and Holly and mascot TD invited 50 preselected students from Miami-Dade and Broward County elementary schools to go shopping for Halloween costumes.

The students were selected by their school principals and had the opportunity to shop for their new outfit to wear on October 31.

“The whole ride here the students were so excited,” Madie Ives Elementary Assistant Principal said. “They were screaming, yelling ‘Miami Dolphins.’ They are so happy to be here.”

More than 50 students from Madie Ives Elementary and Peters Elementary feigned as princesses, ninja turtles, firemen and batgirls, pairing with alumni and cheerleaders to canvas the store for their right disguise.

“It’s always a fun time,” Polite said. “The best thing about these kids is they’re really thinking what they want to be. Their imagination is alive. I’m happy that element of their childhood is still alive.”

At the conclusion of the event, the students were treated to Papa John’s Pizza, the official pizza delivery service of the Miami Dolphins.

Miami Dolphins Sign Rambo   Download PDF version

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed safety Bacarri Rambo.

Rambo is entering his fourth NFL season after spending three years playing for the Washington Redskins (2013-14) and Buffalo Bills (2014-15). Rambo has played in 32 career games with 11 starts and has totaled 100 tackles (75 solo), two sacks, three interceptions, eight passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. In 2015, Rambo played in 15 games with eight starts for the Bills and recorded 58 tackles (44 solo) with one sack, one interception, six passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round selection (191st overall) by Washington in the 2013 NFL draft.

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Bacarri Rambo S 6-0 211 6/27/90 4 Georgia ’13 Donalsonville, Ga. FA, ‘16
Miami Dolphins Announce Week Seven Youth Programs Awards With Partner Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)   Download PDF version

October 19, 2016

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Miami Dolphins Announce Week Seven Youth Programs Awards With Partner Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)

Miami – The Miami Dolphins and the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) recognize the week seven youth football players, coach and parent who have demonstrated their commitment to being leaders on and off the field:

  • High School Player of the Week: Kai Henry from Miami Northwestern Senior High School. Henry rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns in the 45-44 victory over the four-time state champion Miami Central Rockets. He also scored the game-winning two-point conversion to secure the Bulls’ win. Henry leads all Miami-Dade County running backs in rushing yards.
  • High School Coach of the Week: Laron Culpepper from McArthur High School. What’s amazing about this team is that just two years ago, the Mustangs were 0-10. Now, Coach Culpepper’s team sits at 7-0 and won their district.
  • Youth Player of the Week: Deiontavius Glinton from Gold Coast Pop Warner. Glinton is a running back for the Boca Brave Varsity (180s). He ran for 170 yards, two touchdowns and added an additional receiving touchdown in a 22-0 victory over the Pompano Eagles.
  • Team Mom of the Week: Fonda Ware from the Lauderhill Broncos of the Gold Coast Pop Warner League. Mrs. Ware has been a dedicated volunteer to the Lauderhill Broncos Football and Cheer Program. Despite the changes in leadership over the years, she has stayed dedicated to the program and the kids which it serves. Mrs. Ware’s children (now adults) all played for the Lauderhill Broncos program. Despite not having any kids currently enrolled, Mrs. Ware’s attitude is that all the current and future participants are her kids, and she will be there for them one way or another. Currently, she is member of the Order of Eastern Star, where she has served in various roles over the past 20 years. Mrs. Ware also is a YMCA volunteer, Girl Scout troop leader, Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer and member of the Worldwide Fraternity of Turtle.

Each award recipient will be presented with a plaque on the field during the Oct. 23 Dolphins home game at Hard Rock Stadium against the Buffalo Bills, and receive acknowledgement of their accomplishment in the game program and through the Dolphins’ and RISE’s social media platforms. They also will receive a pair of tickets to a Miami Dolphins home game and a Dolphins/RISE T-shirt.

As a newly added component of the program and part of the Dolphins/RISE partnership, winners will be empowered to make a difference by participating in a RISE training program where they will learn how to use the unifying power of sport to promote the importance and benefits of unity, equality and inclusiveness as well as address racial tensions their teams, schools and communities might experience.

Awardees also will be encouraged to take a pledge, committing to stand up to racial inequality and share how they plan to affect change by creating a “How I RISE” video message, which will be posted on RISEtoWIN.org.

About Miami Dolphins Youth Programs

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 is to promote Youth Football in the South Florida community.

About the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)

Founded in 2015 by Stephen M. Ross, the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the unifying power of sports to advance race relations and drive social progress. Supported by an unprecedented alliance of sports leagues, organizations, educators, media networks, sports professionals and athletes, RISE uses sports as a vehicle to promote understanding, respect and equality. Through public awareness campaigns and educational programming, RISE aims to spark enduring action. To learn more, visit RISEtoWIN.org.

Miami Dolphins Awarded Williams Off Waivers   Download PDF version

October 19, 2016

Miami Dolphins Awarded Williams Off Waivers

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have been awarded defensive end Nick Williams off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs and have placed safety Reshad Jones on injured reserve.

Williams has played three seasons with the Chiefs (2014-16), appearing in 21 games with 14 tackles (nine solo). He played in five contests with the Chiefs this season, before he was waived on Oct. 18, 2016. Williams originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round selection (223rd overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2013 NFL draft after playing collegiately at Samford.

Jones was the AFC’s fifth-leading tackler with 51 total stops (31 solo) through the first six games of the season, before he suffered a season-ending injury. Jones earned his first Pro Bowl selection following the 2015 season and was named the No. 64 player in the league on the NFL Network’s Top 100 list during the offseason.

Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Birthdate Exp. College Hometown Acq.
Nick Williams DE 6-4 309 2/21/90 3 Samford ’13 Birmingham, Ala. Wai., ’16 (K.C.)
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