The Miami Dolphins have their one Sunday off during the 2016 NFL regular season this weekend, giving them two weeks to prepare for the New York Jets as well as allowing the players to get healthy and get some rest. It was also a chance for the team and the players to give back.
This week feature three separate events for the team, all focused on providing relief to some of the hardest hit areas from Hurricane Matthew. On October 26, the Miami Dolphins Foundation presented a check for $20,000 to The Miami Foundation Give2Cuba Fund with all proceeds going directly toward assisting those impacted by the storm.
On October 27, safety Michael Thomas, his wife Gloria, Dolphins President and CEO Tom Garfinkel, Senior Vice Presidents Nat Moore and Jason Jenkins, Hall of Fame center Dwight Stephenson, and other members of the team’s staff flew to the Grand Bahamas. While there, they delivered building supplies, met with local officials, and visited some of the impacted regions.
The next day, Moore, Jenkins, team staff, defensive end Terrence Fede, and Dolphins Cheerleader Amina, all flew to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The group delivered medical supplies, safe water solutions, and generators to assist in the rebuilding of homes destroyed by the storm. Both Fede and Amina are of Haitian decent. The City of North Miami and the North Miami Police Department assisted with the visit as well.