During the summer, NFL players have some great opportunities to give back to their local communities. For members of the Miami Dolphins, those opportunities led them to a fishing trip in Coral Springs.
The Miami Dolphins Foundation held an incredible weekend of events which featured a golf tournament on Friday and the Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament on Saturday.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, all proceeds from this weekend’s events go directly to City Year Miami, which mentors local high school students.
The trip was especially special for offensive tackle Sam Young, who joined the team this offseason after stints with Dallas, Buffalo and Jacksonville. Young played high school football at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and jumped all over the opportunity.
“Anytime you can give back to the community you live in, it’s helpful,” Young said. “Whether it’s time, money, whatever, it’s beneficial.”
A number of other Dolphins players joined the trip and shared their thoughts with the Sun-Sentinel for a great feature you can read in full here.
It’s always great seeing athletes using their platforms for good and giving back to the community. Well done, Dolphins.
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