PLANTATION, Florida (February 17, 2015) ….. For a second year in a row, legendary NFL great Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins alumni will hold a free football clinic for Bahamian children ages 6 to 14 years old, this Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium.
Opened to boys and girls, registration can be made online at Bahamas.com/danmarino or registration forms can be collected and dropped off at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, Wednesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at the Stadium at 8 a.m. on Saturday, February 21st, 2015.
“These youth can expected to receive one-on-one training by some of the top professional players including Dan Marino, along with Miami Dolphins Alumni Dick Anderson, Keith Byars, Mark Clayton, Mark Duper, Hugh Green, Jim Jenson, Sam Madison, O.J. McDuffie, Louis Oliver, Joe Rose, Pat Surtain, Dwight Stephenson, Shawn Wooden and myself’”, says Nat Moore, Miami Dolphins organizer.
“We are coming together to teach the kids football fundamentals, motivate them to do the right things,” he said. “We are encouraging all the Bahamians to come out and be a part of this weekend. It’s good when we come down but it is also better when we meet all of the Bahamian people and make friends and it gives us incentives to keep coming for more than just an event.”
Former Miami Dolphin Linebacker Twan Russell, who is leading the charge in the Youth Clinic, said the attendees can expect to benefit from the years of football experience that the Legends will provide. “We are excited about doing this because the last time we did it we found that the kids wanted to learn. And we are excited to return to see if the kids retained what we taught them. Who knows? We might be building the next football star coming out of here. But at the end of the day it is about giving a positive message,” he said. “When we come over there is so much kindness given to us. But so many life lessons are learnt on the football field. One of the kids might fall and we have to tell them ‘In life you are going to fall but you have to get up and try again.’”
Children attending the clinic will also be invited to participate in the opening ceremony for the Flag Football match being played at the Stadium the same day on Saturday, February 21, at 5:00 p.m. The historic game, which is free to the public, will feature Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins Alumni playing against members of the Bahamas Flag Football League along with some of The Bahamas’ top athletes, politicians and celebrities.
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