MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In a few days The Miami Dolphins Foundation will host its 21st annual Fins Weekend.
The amazing weekend will feature appearances by Dolphins players, coaches, alumni and cheerleaders.
Proceeds from the event weekend, through the educational pillar of the Miami Dolphins Foundation, will benefit City Year Miami.
City Year Miami is an education-focused nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students on track to graduate.
It all starts Friday with the Fins Weekend Golf Tournament at Miami Beach Golf Club.
Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the shotgun start to the tournament is at 8 a.m.
That evening will be the Fins Friday Night Party which is going down at Marine Stadium on the Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne from 6:30-10 p.m.
On Saturday comes the big Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament at Rickenbacker Marina.
Lines can be cast into the water beginning at 8 a.m. and will have until 3 p.m. to complete fishing.
The tournament weigh-in will take place between 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Additionally, members of the Dolphins 2017 rookie class will be on hand to sign autographs and speak with fans.
There will also be a special Dolphins Garage Sale with lots of team items for sale, with all proceeds from the sale benefitting the Miami Dolphins Foundation.
But the goal in all the fun is to make sure students like those at Miami’s Norland High School receive the tools to succeed.
“To me City Year it’s not just a program, it’s more like they were a family for the students,” said Jean Latorteue, a student at Norland High. “They help you out, they’re here to support you, they’re here to talk to you. They’re not just here for your work they’re here for you after school. They stay extra time so if you need them to call them or to talk to them they’re here to support you.”
Odette Clayton is in her fourth year with City Year Miami. The team leader says she is seeing a huge impact the program is had on the high school.
“I think the biggest impact that they are making is with our students behavior and attendance,” Clayton said. “Not only focused on academics also but we also focus on their social and emotional learning of all of our students.”
For more information about the events and festivities, www.visit FinsWeekend.com.