Dolphins “draft” fans for local volunteer projects

With the 2010 NFL Draft having kicked off Thursday, the Dolphins have begun “drafting” fans to take part in community projects with the team, according to Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

“The initiative is aimed at encouraging Dolphins fans to pledge hours volunteering with the team across South Florida – and beyond,” writes Talalay.

“This is a terrific opportunity to really put volunteerism on the map,” Dolphins Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Adam Grossman told Talalay. “We want to be a resource for people.  People feel great about giving back. That’s the fundamental commitment of our organization as well. We want as many people as possible to come along for the ride.”

Dolphins chairman Stephen Ross (left), who took over the club last year, has received numerous civic and philanthropic honors for his own volunteerism. He currently devotes time to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Levin Institute of the State University of New York, and the World Resources Institute, which focuses on protecting the environment.

For the complete Sun-Sentinel story, click here.

For more information on the Miami Dolphins’ “Special Teams” for fans, click here.

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