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.
October 25, 2016
***Photo Credit: Miami Dolphins***
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 – 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.
|Bacarri Rambo||S||6-0||211||6/27/90||4||Georgia ’13||Donalsonville, Ga.||FA, ‘16|
October 19, 2016
***Photo Credit: Miami Dolphins***
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.
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.
|Nick Williams||DE||6-4||309||2/21/90||3||Samford ’13||Birmingham, Ala.||Wai., ’16 (K.C.)|
October 19, 2016
Miami Dolphins Foundation Names Jennifer Jehn Executive Director
Miami, FL – The Miami Dolphins today announced Jennifer Jehn has been named Executive Director of the team’s foundation. In her new role, Jehn will provide strategic leadership for the foundation and steer it to achieve its full mission and financial objectives. Additionally, she will develop and execute a successful and diversified fundraising strategy and serve as an ambassador of the foundation’s efforts.
“This is an exciting time for the Miami Dolphins Foundation and adding a proven leader in Jennifer will elevate our philanthropic reach and efforts with our signature programs including the Dolphins Cancer Challenge, Alumni Weekend and Fins Weekend while playing a central role in achieving our mission,” Miami Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel said. “Jennifer has a diverse background and a track record of success that will unify our foundation and move us forward to support, educate and impact the South Florida community.”
Jehn will direct and lead the foundation’s signature fundraising events, including the Dolphins Cancer Challenge, which has raised more than $16.5 million for innovative cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, as well as Fins Weekend, the foundation’s largest annual event, featuring coaches and players with funds benefiting City Year Miami programs at Carol City and Norland High School.
She joins the Dolphins after serving as the chief executive officer and president of Keep America Beautiful, whose mission is to end littering, improve recycling and beautify America’s communities. While there, Jehn led the organization’s efforts to inspire and educate people to take action every day to improve their communities. Jehn set strategic direction and goals, drove revenue plans to diversify and grow funding, facilitated partner relationships and monitored results for mission impact.
“I am honored to have this great opportunity with the Miami Dolphins Foundation, a brand that resonates locally, nationally and globally,” Jehn said. “The Miami Dolphins are synonymous with impactful programs that service the community in a meaningful way and I look forward to working with the team to build upon this great tradition to elevate the foundation’s reach.”
Prior to joining Keep America Beautiful in 2014, Jehn held several leadership positions with News Corporation, including head of consumer marketing and revenue for Dow Jones & Company. She joined Dow Jones from the New York Post, where she had been a senior vice president, responsible for marketing, corporate communications, digital media and human resources.
Before joining the New York Post, Jehn held executive leadership positions for startup organizations Fortress Technologies and Liquidmetal Technologies. In addition, Jehn was executive vice president of marketing for News America Marketing and worked as senior vice president of marketing and human resources for TV Guide. She also worked as vice president of strategic planning and senior vice president of marketing and human resources for News America, FSI.
Jehn holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Wisconsin.
October 18, 2016
**Photo Credit Miami Dolphins**
Miami Dolphins Host Hometown Huddle in Partnership with PACER
Miami Lakes, Fla. – Miami Dolphins alumni Troy Drayton, Lousaka Polite and Twan Russell and cheerleaders Etta, Kristan and Rachael, in partnership with United Way and PACER, hosted a Hometown Huddle at Bob Graham Education Center on Oct. 18. The group hosted a Gatorade Junior Training Camp as the students participated in several fitness-orientated stations and learn the benefits of hydration and staying physically active.
“Today we’re partnering with United Way and PACER for this tremendous event. Tomorrow is Unity Day, so we’re out here showing the kids a good time and we’re also delivering an anti-bullying message,” Miami Dolphins alum and Youth Programs Manager Troy Drayton said. “So today’s a special day for us. It’s just a part of what we do and a part of the Miami Dolphins being in the community.”
Additionally, a UNITY station was added in honor of UNITY day. The kids pledged against bullying and created crafts using positive words. The Dolphins are working closely with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to spread awareness of bullying prevention and to celebrate Unity Day to be united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which initiated National Bullying Prevention Month and Unity Day, encourages students, parents, teachers, community members, schools and organizations to wear and share orange to support those who experience bullying.
“Unity Day is an opportunity to make a powerful statement that encourages everyone to unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion,” PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center Director Julie Hertzog said. “Bullying affects one out of every four children each year, and many say they feel alone in their experience. On Unity Day, we show our support and pledge to create safe environments for all children.”
The day concluded with a Fins Frenzy, hosted by Dolphins Alum Twan Russell with mascot T.D. The Dolphins highlighted the importance of education, physical fitness and positive choices.
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.
About PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
Founded in 2006, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center actively leads social change, so that bullying is no longer considered an accepted childhood rite of passage. PACER provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students. PACER offers tools to address bullying in schools, the community, and online. For information, visit: PACER.org/bullying or call 952-838-9000 or 888-248-0822 (national toll free).
October 18, 2016
Coldplay “A Head Full Of Dreams Tour” Slated for Hard Rock Stadium August 2017
Miami, FL – Coldplay recently announced a new 2017 run of North American stadium and arena shows for its “A Head Full Of Dreams Tour” with Hard Rock Stadium playing host to the band on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. This will be Coldplay’s first ever appearance at Hard Rock Stadium.
Presale VIP Packages will go on sale at 12 p.m., Monday Oct. 17, with Dolphins Season Tickets Members having the ability to purchase tickets from 12-10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21.
Since March of this year, “A Head Full Of Dreams Tour,” produced by Live Nation Entertainment, has played to 2.5 million people across Latin America, the U.S. and Europe. The show was created by the band alongside celebrated production designers Misty Buckley and Paul Normandale. The tour reaches Australia and New Zealand in December.
Tour trailer: https://youtu.be/HTuVTtFP1T4
Hi-res of image: http://cldp.ly/cp-photo (credit: Sam Neill)
For more information please visit Coldplay.com or contact:
Sheila Richman, Atlantic Records
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.