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2011 Fins Weekend Raises more than $600,000 for Miami Dolphins Foundation
 

Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee on golf course
at Fairmont Turnberry Isle

The Miami Dolphins Foundation hosted its largest annual event featuring current players, alumni and cheerleaders, FinsWeekend. The three-day extravaganza featured an exciting weekend of golf, fishing and celebrities. In all, FinsWeekend raised more than $600,000 for the Miami Dolphins Foundation, whose mission is devoted to providing and supporting signature education, health, youth athletic programs and volunteer activities that inspire and engage communities throughout Florida.

“This is such a unique event,” Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said. “I don’t think there is anything like it in sports.”

Now in its 15th year, FinsWeekend has grown into the signature fundraising event for the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

“In our first year, we had 23 boats and raised about $30,000. This year, we had over 80 boats and raised $600,000,” said FinsWeekend Chairman Jeff Peck.

The festivities began with the Celebrity Draw Party, presented by Sun Life Financial in the Harry Soffer room at Fairmont Turnberry Isle. The following day, celebrities, Dolphins players and alumni hit the greens at Fairmont Turnberry Isle’s award-winning golf course in Aventura for the FinsWeekend Golf Tournament. The golf tournament was followed by a luncheon presented by Doctors Hospital Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. The winning golf team included Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne, Tony Segreto, Jack Paltani and Mike Mominey, who represented Nova Southeastern and posted a tournament low score of 57.

Later that evening, the popular Hook & Tackle Captain’s Party took place at the Miami Beach Marina, which featured entertainment and a silent auction. At the dinner, Dolphins fullback Lousaka Polite was named the winner of the 2010 Nat Moore Community Service Award.

The following morning, amateur and professional anglers gathered at the Miami Beach Marina for the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing Tournament, presented by eDiets.com. In the afternoon, all fishing participants got together for the “Hooters Weigh-in” where Contender 1, captained by Joe Neber, outweighed Mercury’s O-Sea-D by 13.5 pounds to claim the top overall prize.

For more information about Fins Weekend and other charitable events hosted by the Miami Dolphins, please call the Community Relations department at (305) 943-7200 or visit dolphins.com. Photos courtesy of Miami Dolphins


Fins Weekend Chairmen Paul Castronovo and Jeff Peck at Miami Beach Marina


Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey lands a dolphin on ediets.com boat


Miami Dolphins Linebacker A.J. Edds catches a fish at the Miami Beach Marina

Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne takes a swing at Fairmont Turnberry Isle


Dolphins Wide Receiver Brian Hartline Tees Off at Fairmont Turnberry Isle


Miami Dolphins current players and alumni on golf course at Fairmont Turnberry Isle


Dolphins Alumnus Mark Duper at Fairmont Turnberry Isle

Vice President of Retail Operations for Publix Supermarkets Bill Fauerbach and Dolphins Quarterback Chad Henne at Miami Beach Marina


Miami Dolphins Tyrone Culver on golf course at Fairmont Turnberry Isle

Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Brian Hartline on golf course at Fairmont Turnberry Isle


Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Brian Hartline and Linebacker A.J. Edds at Miami Beach Marina


Live Entertainment at Miami Beach Marina

Dolphins Wide Receiver Davone Bess at Miami Beach Marina


Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Davone Bess and Family at Miami Beach Marina


2011 Fins Weekend Hook and Tackle Captain's Party at Miami Beach Marina


Head Coach Tony Sparano and Jeanette Sparano, Kristen and WWE Smackdown Superstar Ted DiBiase Jr.


WWE Smackdown Superstar Ted DiBiase Jr. and Dolphins Cheerleaders at Fairmont Turnberry Isle in Aventura


Jake Long with WWE Smackdown Superstar Ted DiBiase Jr. after he won the WWE Wrestlemania Experience auction


WWE Smackdown Superstar Ted DiBiase Jr., Dolphins linemen Vernon Carey and Mike Pouncey with catches on ediets.com boat


Fins Weekend Chairman Paul Castronovo and Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland at Miami Beach Marina

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