On November 5th, my Ayudan Team, Pulse spent the day with Olympians at Gulliver High school. These inspiring athletes of The Special Olympics of Miami-Dade County where training for the states competition in Softball.
Our Ayudan team members hit the field aiding the students in practicing catching, pitching, fielding, and hitting. Working with these athletes was an incredible and heartwarming experience. Their determination, skill and love for sports couldn’t be matched. Many of the Athletes were better at the game than our own front office staff!
The Marlins proudly support the Special Olympics. “The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities*, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”
For more information please visit:
Special Olympics Miami Dade County
Special Olympics Florida- Broward County
Benny Rodriguez: Man, this is baseball. You gotta stop thinking. Just have fun. – The Sandlot
On Sunday, October 28th, Marlins Park hosted a once-of-a-lifetime game between the mighty South Florida Sandlot 13u’s and the brave Pembroke Lakes 13u Bulldogs! These little leaguers got to play ball like the big boys with access to the club houses, dug out and a Fox Sports Florida presence. The game was a teeth clincher as it ended tied at 2-2!
This opportunity was given to these two incredible teams through the Field of Dreams Experience, won at the Marlins’ Foundation Fantasy Auction Event.
Last week, Stephanie, Joanne and I had the pleasure of visiting the Sunrise Community. Our time spent with the Sunrise Community touched our lives.
Sunrise Community is an organization whose mission is to “provide people with disabilities the assistance and support necessary to enable them to live valued lives in the community.”
Through group residential homes, assisted living, residential habilitation services, dedication and love, this incredible organization offers a large variety of services in efforts to grant disabled individuals with the independence they desire. These communities are inspirational, as employees and patients become like family. The progress seen in their members is remarkable.
Please visit http://www.sunrisegroup.org/ for more information!
On Sunday, October 28th, former Marlin Cliff Floyd hosted a Man Cave Experience as part of a mini-board auction item won at this year’s Marlins Fox Sports Fantasy Auction presented by The Clevelander and Tommy Bahama. The Ruebens family enjoyed a fully catered football watch party at the All-Star left fielder’s home!
The Miami Marlins went to bat against breast cancer this past Saturday at the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. Marlins front office staff, Billy the Marlin and the RBI Softball team joined survivors and supports for the 17th Annual 5K at Bayfront Park. Before the race the Marlins passed out towels to breast cancer survivors.