Miami Dolphins Partner With Hyundai To Distribute Thanksgiving Meals To South Florida Community

DAVIE – With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, the Dolphins gave back to the community on Monday afternoon by partnering with Hyundai to give 500 Thanksgiving meals to South Florida families.

Each meal contained turkey, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, marshmallow delight and cranberry-orange relish, fashioned to serve 7-8 people. Recipients of meals provided by Publix were pre-selected by Feeding South Florida from 50 nonprofit partner agencies.

Players, coaches, T.D. the Dolphins, Miami Dolphins Women’s Organization, and the Hyundai staff distributed meals to South Florida residents chosen to participate in the program. Players also took the time to pose for photographs with many of the families in attendance.

Dolphins’ defensive end Cameron Wake was among the many players present for Monday’s event, and he was grateful for the opportunity to serve the South Florida community with his teammates.

“Usually for most of the week we’re focusing on playing the game that we love, but there’s so much more that goes on in this community, it’s bigger than football,” Wake said. “When you get the time to step away from the game and focus on things that matter – like the less fortunate – doing whatever you can for the people that cheer you on and seeing the smiles on their faces with your brothers, it’s a tremendous honor and we’re having a lot of fun at the same time.”

In addition to visiting numerous schools, hospitals and community centers in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties throughout the year, the Dolphins efforts to prevent hunger during the holidays are palpable. They’ve distributed Publix gift cards and turkeys to feed more than 1,500 families throughout South Florida. Dolphins’ staff and Players past and present also took 125 students shopping for their Thanksgiving meals at Publix.

Brandon Howard joined the Sports Talk Florida team to cover the Miami Dolphins in April 2017 and will work diligently to provide daily Dolphins content and give accurate analysis of the roster, coaching and front office. Last season, Howard was the curator of content for Miami Dolphins Wire/ USA Today while aggregating high school sports results in Broward and Palm Beach counties for the Sun Sentinel. Prior to moving to South Florida Howard developed NFL content for Pro Player Insiders while covering the Cleveland Browns from 2014-2015. Howard, a Columbus, Ohio native graduated from West Virginia in 2004 in Athletic Coaching and Education. He also was a scholarship track and field athlete and walk-on football player. Howard was the 2003 Big East Long and IC4A long jump Champion and was a provisional national qualifier in the event. He also maintained his status as a member of the Athletic Director Academic Honor Roll during his time as a Mountaineer.