Called “A Day Out With The Dolphins,” the pregame event is designed to bring together people across the many partners the team has in local LGBTQ organizations. The team works year-round with over a dozen of these groups, and they wanted to find a way to bring the community together as an opportunity to network and celebrate.
“We wanted to figure out how to get all of these people in the same place at the same time,” said Jason Jenkins, Dolphins Senior Vice President, Communications and Community Affairs.
The event will feature a panel discussion, as education is a cornerstone of the team’s Football UNITES efforts. The discussion will feature:
- Rene Cantu, Business Outreach Director, Equality Florida
- Israel Gutierrez, ESPN/South Florida Flag Football League
- RaShauna Hamilton, Miami Dolphins, Senior Director of Community Relations and Youth Programs
The event also includes complimentary drinks and music by DJ Citizen Jane.
The Dolphins have now for years built a year-round program of support for the LGBTQ community. In the past they have lit up Hard Rock Stadium in rainbow colors, co-hosted the Out At The Open event at the Miami Open tennis tournament, participated in Miami Beach Pride, held listening tours with LGBTQ spots across South Florida including the Florida Stonewall Museum, added gender identity to the equal employment section of the team handbook and built partnerships with over a dozen LGBTQ organizations in Florida including Alliance for GLBTQ Youth, SAVE and Pridelines.
Tickets to the event include a game ticket and run from $45 to $115.