UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, DOLPHIN STADIUM, MIAMI DOLPHINS, AND FLORIDA MARLINS TEAM UP TO HELP HURRICANE VICTIMS
Sept. 15, 2008
Coral Gables, FLA (www.hurricanesports.com) — – The University of Miami joins Dolphin Stadium, the City of Miami, Miami Gardens, Miami-Dade County and Congressman Kendrick Meek’s office allowing fans to continue to help with the hurricane donation drive.
Fans can bring non-perishable canned food, water and clothing donations to the games and deposit them in the appropriate bin by the stadium entry gates.
Hurricane fans attending the University of Miami football game on October 4 against Florida State University will have the opportunity to drop off donated items at the stadium, as well as Dolphins’ fans during the Dolphins-Chargers game on October 5th. The game-day collection drive will culminate on October 12 during the Haiti vs. El Salvador soccer match at Dolphin Stadium.
Donations will also be accepted on non-gamedays at the stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If you would like to make a gift to help hurricane victims, the United Way has a fund to help. Operation Helping Hands provides relief to those impacted domestically and internationally by recent hurricanes. Gifts are directed to non-government organizations in hurricane-affected regions, with no administrative fee charged by the United Way. To make a gift to hurricane relief, you can: mail a check to Operation Helping Hands, c/o United Way of Miami-Dade County, P.O. Box 459007, Miami, Florida 33245-9007; make a gift via telephone by calling 305-646-7129; or visit this Web site www.unitedwaymiami.org/iwant2help_contribute.asp.
Several Caribbean nations have been affected by Hurricane Ike, as well as Hurricane Gustav and Tropical Storm Hanna, leaving many residents in dire need of food, clothing and emergency assistance. All items collected at the stadium will be distributed to Haiti and the other affected countries in the Caribbean through the City of Miami and Carma Foundation led by Milky Jean, sister of award-winning recording artist Wyclef Jean and World Vision. Other participating organizations assisting are Red Cross and Catholic Charities.
About Dolphin Stadium
Dolphin Stadium, located in Miami Gardens, Florida, is a world-class sports and entertainment facility that hosts a wide variety of events including Miami Dolphins football, Florida Marlins baseball, University of Miami football, FedEx Orange Bowl, the BCS national championship game in 2009, World Baseball Classic in 2009 and Super Bowl XLIV in 2010. The stadium also has been the home of two Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series, four National Football League (NFL) Super Bowls, international soccer and numerous concerts. Dolphin Stadium boasts the largest hi-definition video boards in professional sports and the world’s longest LED ribbon display. Owned by H. Wayne Huizenga and Stephen M. Ross, Dolphin Stadium recently received extensive renovations and improvements, making the venue the premier stadium of the Americas. For more information on Dolphin Stadium, please visit www.DolphinStadium.com.