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Miami Lighthouse Day

The Miami Marlins and the Marlins Foundation present Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired with a check for $25,000.

The Miami Marlins and Marlins Foundation present Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired with a check for $25,000.

As a 2013 Official Charity Partner, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired held their day at Marlins Park on August 3rd. Before the game, Marlins President David Samson, and Marlins executives PJ Loyello and Alfredo Mesa presented them with a $25,000 check before the game. Accepting on behalf of Miami Lighthouse was President and C.E.O. Virginia Jacko, Chairman of the Board, Agustin Arellano, Jr., and former Board Chair, Ray Casas. The Marlins Foundation also hosted a silent auction and 50/50 Raffle, with all of the proceeds going to the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks to provide vision rehabilitation and eye health services that promote independence, to educate professionals, and to conduct research in related fields. We are proud to have them as a 2013 Charity Partner!

Marlins cupcakes are available at Duffy’s!

From July 7th- August 4th taste a funfetti sweet treat to help support the Boys & Girls Clubs in South Florida. For each $1 cupcake you buy, Duffy’s is donating $.50 to the Marlins Foundation.

Stop by Duffy’s between now and Saturday and help the Marlins Foundation support South Florida’s Boys and Girls Clubs! 

NOTE: Donations will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs within the respective county where each cupcake is purchased.  The Boys and Girls Clubs of America is an official Charity Partner of the Miami Marlins.


Great day at Shake-A-Leg Miami!

Earlier today I was a t Shake-A-Leg Miami with folks from Broward Navy Days.  Broward Navy Days organizes the Annual Fleet Week at Port Everglades and makes sure all of the men and women who serve our country enjoy a good time while they are in port.  We are looking forward to working together during Fleet Week 2013, but today was about introducing them to our charity partner, Shake-A-Leg Miami.

We had a wonderful time learning about what we all can bring to the table, and I am excited to get working on it!  Stayed tuned for a Veterans Day event!

The afternoon was capped off meeting with veterans from the VA Medical Center…they had just returned from a day of fishing on Biscayne Bay.  These Veterans fishing outings generally take place twice a month, and sometimes in lieu of fishing, they opt for kayaking or sailing.  Regardless of the activity, the veterans all enjoyed their day at Shake, and many will be coing out to a Marlins game over the weekend!

Shake-A-Leg Miami is an official Charity Partner of the Miami Marlins.

Marlins Foundation donates $50,000 to Shake-A-Leg Miami

On Friday, April 13th we presented one of our favorite partners with a check for $50,000. The work that “Shake” does in our community is so important because it provides a water sport community for one and all. At the Marlins Foundation, we talk a lot about improving the lives of our youth through education, baseball and the arts. We strive to provide unique experiences for kids in our schools, parks and on the WATER!

Please support your favorite Miami Marlins players and Shake-A-Leg Miami by clicking HERE🙂

Buck-a-Roos and Lil’ Dobbers

We just wrapped up an awesome homestand!  Not only did the guys go 5-1 on the field, but they also made their impact known off of it.

On Friday night, John Buck hosted his first Buck-a-Roos night of the season.  A group of kids from Shake-A-Leg Miami living with autism along with their families were treated to a pre-game meet and greet with Buck, a new-look Buck-a-Roos t shirt, tickets behind homeplate and refreshments.  Shake-A-Leg Miami also received a check from the Foundation for $50,000.  A portion of that gift will go to fund Marlins Mornings on the Bay, which will also feature a Buck-a-Roo component.  Shake-A-Leg Miami, one of Miami’s premier sailing and water sports centers, provides the opportunity for everyone to enjoy the waters of Biscayne Bay, regardless of physical, emotional or financial abilities. 

Prior to the game against the Cubs on Wednesday night, Greg Dobbs debuted his Lil’ Dobbers program.  Every Wednesday night game, Dobbs will host 10 Lil’ Dobbers from the Boys and Girls Club.  Each Lil’ Dobber will have the opportunity to watch batting practice from the field, meet Dobbs, receive a tshirt, a ticket above the Marlins dugout and refreshments for the game. 

Both Shake-A-Leg Miami and the Boys and Girls Club are official charity partners of the MIami Marlins.

Check out the Lil’ Dobbers on FS Florida!