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2012 FinsWeekend Is Here
May 17-19
Signature fund-raising event benefits the Miami Dolphins Foundation 

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins Foundation will host its largest annual event featuring current players, alumni, coaches and cheerleaders, FinsWeekend, on May 17-19, 2012. The three-day extravaganza will feature an exciting weekend of golf, fishing and celebrities.  All proceeds from FinsWeekend will benefit the Miami Dolphins Foundation. 

The festivities will begin 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. At the ceremony, major auction items include a jet ride with four (4) 2013 Super Bowl tickets sponsored by Sky Limo and a 21 foot Contender with a Mercury Engine. 

For more information about the weekend, please call the Community Relations department at (305) 943-7200 or visit www.finsweekend.com.

 About The Miami Dolphins Foundation

Established in 1996 as the fundraising arm of the Miami Dolphins Football Team, the Miami Dolphins Foundation is committed to making a difference year round in the South Florida community. Since Chairman/Managing General Partner Steve Ross assumed the leadership of the organization, Foundation refocused their philanthropic efforts to provide and support cornerstone programs in four distinct areas: health, education, youth fitness programs and volunteer activities.  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.  The Special Teams program also partners with existing organizations on worthwhile social, civic and charitable programs, to provide assistance at Miami Dolphins Foundation events and to support the community in times of emergency. The Miami Dolphins Foundation youth programs currently work with more than 160,000 students throughout South Florida to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle while growing the game of football.  For more information, visit the organization’s website at dolphins.com.






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