The Miami Dolphins and the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) recognized the week four youth football players and coach who have demonstrated their commitment to being leaders on and off the field:
• High School Player of the Week: Malcolm Vigille is a senior quarterback at Miami Edison Senior High School. Vigille completed 13-of-17 passes for an astounding 455 yards and five touchdowns in a win over Braddock High School last Friday. His team is currently undefeated with a 4-0 record.
• High School Coach of the Week: Roland Smith from Miami Central Senior High School. The Rockets are currently 5-0 and are ranked No. 23 in the country in the USA Today’s Super 25 Poll. This impressive record and ranking are coupled with the team’s four consecutive state championships and appearance in the last five state championship contests.
About Miami Dolphins Youth Programs
The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ mission is to emphasize the importance of education, physical fitness and positive choices for kids in a safe and fun environment. The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ vision is to prepare the next generation of leaders in staying physically active through our Junior Training Camps (JTC), Youth Football Clinics and Youth Football Camps. The goal is to promote Youth Football in the South Florida community.
About the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)
Founded in 2015 by Stephen M. Ross, the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the unifying power of sport to advance race relations and drive social progress. Supported by an unprecedented alliance of sports leagues, organizations, educators, media networks, sports professionals and athletes, RISE uses sport as a vehicle to promote understanding, respect and equality. Through public awareness campaigns and educational programming, RISE aims to spark enduring action. To learn more, visit RISEtoWIN.org.