Going “Over the Edge”

Recently, a member from our Marlins front office participated in a very unique fundraising opportunity. Beth McConville, Executive Assistant to CEO, President & Vice Chairman, was approached by a friend about joining an effort to raise money for Gilda’s Club South Florida – a local chapter of Gilda’s Club that provides support to those touched by cancer.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presented by Gilda’s Club was executed by an organization called “Over the Edge.” “Over the Edge is a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations around the world. Participants are invited to raise funds in exchange for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of going over the edge of a local building.”

Here’s an excerpt from Beth’s experience.

Last Saturday, I participated in an amazing event called “Over the Edge” for Gilda’s Club. We raised over $115,000 for this very worthy cause. I have several friends battling cancer right now, so this event really inspired me! I am so looking forward to participating again next year and raising even more money!!

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Click here to learn more about how you can support Gilda’s Club and find out how you can go Over the Edge.

6 Reasons to Participate in Global Youth Service Day

Looking for a fun and rewarding way to spend your Saturday morning this weekend? Why not join Marlins Ayudan and the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade for Global Youth Service Day? Here are 6 serious reasons why you should come to Amelia Earhart Park this weekend!

 

1. You’ll officially become a “Blue Shirt”…and you’ll receive a blue shirt too.

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You’ve seen the Marlins front office all over the community sporting our blue jerseys, now you can join the club too and get this awesome free t-shirt.

 

2. 15 minutes of fame.

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Join the big leaguers on Marlins Park Field. All volunteers from the day will be recognized for their efforts in a special pre-game on-field ceremony at Marlins Park!

 

3. It’s fun!

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These guys found time to stop for a laugh and smile in between all the hard work during Global Youth Service Day 2013.

 

4. Networking.

 
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You never know who’s watching and where you’ll run into them later in life. I’ll tell you two people who will definitely be on scene on Saturday, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 13, Esteban Bovo, Jr. and Miami-Dade Parks Director, Jack Kardys.

 

 5. Hours.

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Listed as number 5, this reason is significant because every participant will receive 5 hours of community service! Look out graduation, here we come!

 

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This year’s activities which will impact one of your local parks include mulching, painting, planting and clean-up.

 

There’s still time to sign up for Global Youth Service Day. If you’d like to join us from 8am-1pm at Amelia Earhart Park this Saturday, e-mail your name, age, and t-shirt size to community@marlins.com.

You Won’t Believe What This Marlins Fan Did For A Fellow Marlins Fan

It can be hard to remember sometimes that the world is a wonderful place…

One young Marlins fan who attends Miami Senior High School  was at a Marlins vs Rockies game this week and unfortunately lost his wallet.

 Lucky for him, a good-hearted fellow Marlins fan found it. Even more remarkable, that anonymous Marlins fan also did THIS…

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The story rings particularly close to home as Miami Senior High is a neighbor of ours and a Partner School in our MASPP program.

This is a just little testament to the quality of Marlins fans. #DiehardFish Fans stick together!

Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day

Sports Marketing and Broadcasting Workshop

In its fifteenth installment at Marlins Park, the Marlins Ayudan Career Workshop Series was as exciting as ever today.

The first workshop of 2014 took place today featuring presentations from Marlins Supervisor of Promotions, Ralph Capdevila, and Radio Broadcaster, Glenn Geffner. Check out the photos below and to learn more about the Marlins Ayudan Career Workshop Series, visit www.marlins.com/maspp .

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