Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Ever since CEO Tom Garfinkel came to the Miami Dolphins, he has made it an effort to get more engaged in the community and to get the Dolphins brand out there for all to see. With that in mind, one of the new things the Dolphins organization is doing this year is that they will light up various buildings in South Florida in aqua and orange before home games.
On Thursday night, former Dolphins players Nat Moore, Larry Little and Joe Rose were at the Freedom Tower to flip the switch.
“To me flipping the switch is flipping the switch to a new season with plenty of hope that we can become one of the elite teams again,” Moore said to the Miami Dolphins website.. “I just look at tonight as a chance to kick off the season, lighting up South Florida, especially in Miami, with Dolphins aqua and orange. Hopefully it’s the start of things to come for the season.”
In addition to the Freedom Tower, the Miami Tower and Hotel InterContinental will be lit each time the Dolphins play a home game. Administrators say it’s much more about making buildings look pretty.
“It’s about capturing the excitement in South Florida, specifically in Dade County, for Dolphins football,” said Dolphins Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer Claudia Lezcano Del Campo. “The thought is as we get back into the season to showcase the excitement for Dolphins football in Miami.
“Stronger together with our community, stronger together with these iconic buildings in our community and stronger together is when I’ve shown (fans I grew up with) the pictures, it’s a pride thing. It’s a Dolphins pride thing again. It’s kind of like, wow, that’s neat. We’re back. Football is back. The Miami Dolphins are back.”