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The Best Things in Life are Free!

Thursday, April 17th, 2014, the Marlins Ayudan program sent our “Blue Shirts” into the community. We visited three senior living centers, one of which housed a wonderful lady who just celebrated her 101st birthday! The day was exceptional and as I soaked it all in, I reflected on five things that money could never buy.

  1. Smile. A simple smile, especially to a complete stranger can brighten someone’s whole day. Some of us walk around with the weight of the world on our shoulders and it takes a toll on our mind, body, and soul.   You never know what someone is going through, so lighten the mood and smile, it’s contagious! J
  2. Gratitude. Often we say “thank you” as a notion of respect, or even custom, without much regard. Take the time to give thanks no matter how big or small the blessing. And remember actions speak louder than words, so don’t be afraid to show it.
  3. Selflessness. Each day should be a new experience and a new hour of learning. It is easy to get so caught up in our daily tasks that we develop tunnel-vision from the outside world. Take a second and spread your wealth, whether it be wisdom or material, reach out and share yourself with another.
  4. Hope. A little bit of hope can go a long way. Through acts of selflessness we can provide opportunities for others to gain a sense of hope. This nation was built on hope and that same hope is in the foundation of a strong community. So dream big, and if you have nothing left, keep hope alive.
  5. Community. This is where people gain their identity, a sense of family and the place they call home. There have never been truer words than “you get what you put in”. It is important to build one another, grow with them, teach them, and learn from them. Life Lesson #1: The Best Things in Life are Free!

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.


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!


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.




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.


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

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 .


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A Different Kind of Depth Chart

In Case you missed it, On Cloud Conine put together a fantastic list of the 11 Most Inspirational Moments of #AYUDANWEEK.

To follow up on this list, I’d like to share some of the experiences that touched me personally. If you think our young roster is exciting on the field, just spend a few minutes with them off the field. Here are some of the moments from last week in which I realized the depth of character of the young men that make up the Miami Marlins…

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Infielder Derek Dietrich was asked to join students on an Art Education Tour of Marlins Park. A few minute into the tour, he literally beading to LEAD it! Dietrich gave our Elementary friends the inside scoop on each location around the field, dugout, clubhouse, etc. He made sure that they knew that they may never be back in a professional sports clubhouse if they didn’t work hard in school. The impact of his efforts was realized at the end of the tour when one 2nd grader from Citrus Grove Elementary told him, “I do my homework every day. I go to school every day. I want to be a baseball player when I grow up, just like you!”

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Pitcher Carter Capps joined students from Miami Edison Middle School at the Frost Science Museum. Though he was itching to see the outdoor water wildlife display, he sacrificed his wants to help guide students in the classroom portion of their visit. He helped them learn how different races are similar and different.


Pitcher Jacob Turner motivated his kickball team during a pickup game. He talked his roster of 4th graders up, demanding of them not only that they beat Pitcher Brian Flynn’s team, but that they play by the rules like good sports, and have fun!

Now, if our players’ leadership and humility within the Miami community don’t hook you on these guys, then take a minute to remember, they’re human just like us and everybody likes to have a little fun…


Outfielder Brian Bogusevic taking this game of hoops seriously!

Pitcher AJ Ramos helping out the cheerleaders at Key Largo School!


Former Manager Jack McKeon laughing it up with our own Director of Community Outreach and Beyond the Ballpark author, Angela Smith!

Through these stories you may feel a little closer to your Miami Marlins. Stop by Spring Training in Jupiter or visit us on March 31st at Marlins Park to get to know us even better! See you soon.


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