Owner Stephen Ross and the Miami Dolphins players have been working to find ways to make a positive impact on the South Florida community and this weekend, they announced a vast and potentially impactful series of initiatives.
Ross and the players have created a fund for advocacy and social justice programs. They will also highlight groups and organizations that tackle those challenges in the community during home games.
This season, the organization and and players will identify and support programs, including: Social Justice Grant Program, Project Change Scholarship, Police Athletic League of North Miami, 5000 Role Models and Miami Dolphins Police and Youth Conference, RISE Leadership Programs, CommUNITY Tailgate and Unity Day.
The Dolphins will work to provide funds to high school students who are participating in programs that positively impact the community.
Miami will host a conference at Hard Rock Stadium designed to promote positive interaction between youth and law enforcement.
There will be a 10-week program in which high school students learn about the history of race and sports, the power of sports to drive change and how they can become leaders in improving race relations.
Miami will foster dialogue between community leaders, youth, coaches and law enforcement in tailgates prior to each home game.
And the Dolphins will host a town hall meeting featuring community leaders, law enforcement and educators with a shared goal of improving race relations and bringing people together under the unifying values of sports.
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