MIAMI – As part of the Miami Dolphins “Teamwork at Work” platform to level the playing field through the power of teamwork to inspire a healthier, more educated and united South Florida community, the team announced its 2019 community partners and programs for FOOTBALL UNITES™. Through the team’s social justice initiative, the goal of FOOTBALL UNITES™ is to be inclusive of the diversity and aware of the intersections that make up South Florida, uniting groups of different races, genders, sexual orientations, identities, abilities and faith around the power of football. These programs connect to the NFL’s Inspire Change platform, showcasing the collaborative efforts of players, owners and the league to create positive change in communities across the country and work with RISE – the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality — to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations.
FOOTBALL UNITES™ community partners for 2019 include 4Ward Miami (Gay8 Festival), 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, ADL Florida, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Alliance for GLBTQ Youth, Aqua Foundation for Women, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, Boy and Girls Club of Broward County, CAN Community Health, Community Justice Project, Generational Cure, The Dan Marino Foundation, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Iranian American Foundation, Islamic Center of Greater Miami, Israeli Miami Consulate, L.E.A.D. Nation (South Florida Youth Summit), Miami Beach Pride, Mission United, The Mission Continues, Pridelines, Progressive Firefighters Association, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, SAVE, Special Olympics Florida, Trayvon Martin Foundation, Urban League of Broward County, Ted Lucas Foundation, Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, Women of Tomorrow, Year Up South Florida and YWCA Miami.
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