Miami Dolphins Special Teams Volunteers work together with AARP-Foundation to renovate Ruben Dario Park
Written by Luis Sung | Twitter: @FLSportDebater
Once again the Miami Dolphins organization has reached out to the community in an attempt to make the Miami-Dade and Broward County areas a better place. This time, the Dolphins Special Teams Volunteers and the AARP-Foundation teamed up along with several other sponsors to renovate Ruben Dario Park and the Community Center there.
Lauren Breckenridge, one of the people in charge of the event, had this to say about why they chose a specific park. "The park in this area is under-served, we have a lot of after-school programs here and we wanted to make the park really beautiful for them (the children), really nice for them to do their homework, to play, to get active, we have our fit to play program, it's a combat against childhood obesity, so we want them to know that we appreciate them and want a good park for them to stay active in."
The Miami Dolphins Special Teams teamed up with several other organizations in this endeavor, such as the AARP, Miami Dade College Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy, Miami Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, WLRN, and Barry University. In addition, Hooters and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sponsored the event and even provided some much-needed nourishment for the hard-working people.
There was a lot to do, including painting the Center, adding new playground sand to the park playground and re-mulching the trees in the area. Luckily, there was plenty of man (and woman) power to go around, as over 300 people of all ages arrived to volunteer and make the park a better place for the local children.
In addition to a renovated park and Center, the Ruben Dario Park Community Center would have one of their classrooms painted with the Dolphins colors. In the past few weeks I've come to realize exactly how involved the Dolphins are in the community. Even if the event wasn't headed up by the organization, that doesn't stop them from trying their hardest to make a positive impact in the community, showing once again that they're a first-class organization.