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February 20, 2013

2013 FinsWeekend Kicks Off May 16-18

Signature fund-raising event has raised over $3 million for local charities; All events to take place in Miami Dade-County

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins Foundation will host FinsWeekend, its largest annual event featuring current players, alumni, coaches and cheerleaders, on May 16-18, 2013. The three-day extravaganza features an exciting weekend of golf, fishing and celebrities.  All proceeds from FinsWeekend benefit the Miami Dolphins Foundation. The event has raised more than $3 million for local charities.

The festivities begin on Thursday, May 16, with the Celebrity Draw Party at Turnberry Isle. The party will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and interactive games such as putting, chipping, pitch shot and sand shot for unique prizes. On Friday, May 17, Dolphins players and alumni hit the green at Turnberry Isle’s award-winning golf course in Aventura for the FinsWeekend Golf Tournament.  Players will tee-off with a shotgun start followed by a luncheon to announce the winners.  Later that evening, the popular Hook & Tackle Captain’s Party will take place at the Miami Beach Marina, which will feature a silent auction and entertainment.

The following morning, on Saturday, May 18, amateur and professional anglers will meet at the Miami Beach Marina for the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing Tournament.  Participants will enjoy a day of offshore fishing accompanied by Dolphins players and alumni.  In the afternoon, all fishing participants will get together for the “Hooters” Weigh-in”. The first place finisher will receive a flight on the team charter to a Dolphins road game. That evening, attendees will gather for an awards ceremony to find out who walked away with the biggest catch.

For more information about the weekend, please call the Community Relations department at (305) 943-7200 or visit www.finsweekend.com.

 

–– Source: Miami Dolphins