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Miami Marlins Educational Initiatives

Intro

As a teacher, you give students the tools they need to succeed. Your dedication changes lives and we are grateful for you! We are also here to help. The Miami Marlins are committed to making a continued positive impact in education. We would love for baseball to become part of your instructional curriculum, to engage your students and spark their desire to learn. Our Think Tank program is a perfect way to add some fun to learning.

Breaking Barriers Essay Contest

"Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life" is a baseball-themed character education program developed by Major League Baseball and Scholastic Inc., which uses America's Pastime, baseball, as the metaphor for life. The Breaking Barriers essay contest asks students in grades four through nine to submit an essay about barriers or obstacles they have faced or are still facing in their lives, and how they overcame those obstacles using the values demonstrated by Jackie Robinson: citizenship, commitment, courage, determination, excellence, integrity, justice, persistence and teamwork. The contest will recognize ten national winners in 2019, which will include two Grand Prize winners and eight MVP Prize winners split between two separate grade groups (Grades 4-6 & Grades 7-9). All ten prize winners will receive a laptop computer, Breaking Barriers t-shirts and books for their class written by Sharon Robinson. 

S.T.E.A.M. Day hosted by WPLG Channel 10

Thursday, May 17 - Dodgers vs. Marlins

The Miami Marlins invite students in grades three through eight to Marlins Park to be part of our annual S.T.E.A.M. Day field trip at the ballpark. This educational program explores how various S.T.E.A.M. principles relate to the game of baseball and Marlins Park. Participating schools receive a pre-event packet with an activity tied into the S.T.E.A.M. Day curriculum. 

Tentative Event Day Timeline

09:30 AM: Gates Open

10:30 AM: S.T.E.A.M. Day program begins

11:45 AM: S.T.E.A.M. Day pregame ceremonies

12:10 PM: First Pitch

As a special bonus, all schools in attendance see their school or class name on the Marlins Vision scoreboard during the game!

Tickets start as low as $10! For more information, call 305.480.2523 or email groups@marlins.com.

Fundraising Opportunities

Raise money for your cause and enjoy a group outing, all at once! Marlins' group outings offer creative fundraising opportunities and new ways to bring parents, students, and teachers closer together. Fundraising with the Fish is a unique program that allows your organization to receive a portion of the proceeds from the tickets you sell.

For larger groups, we have additional benefits, such as singing the National Anthem or performing on our Showtime Stage! The Marlins will provide promotional materials such as customized flyers for your group to print and distribute, as well as posters, to help promote your special group outing.

The Marlins fundraising program is easy and profitable. Follow these steps to begin your fundraising today:

  • Choose your game by visiting our schedule
  • Select a seat category
  • Estimate the number of tickets needed
  • Give us a call at 305.480.2523

Global Youth Service Day

Each year in early April, we encourage South Florida's youth to engage with us in Global Youth Service Day. This is a chance to participate in hands-on activities and projects that will help leave the world in better shape as a result of their service.

Marlins Park Tours

Classrooms can now experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Marlins Park! Opening in 2012, Marlins Park, deemed the jewel of Major League Baseball, is a state-of-the-art, 37,000- seat retractable roof facility in the heart of Miami.

Tours can be organized to meet the specific needs and interest of your class. Specialized tours include:

  • Environmentally-focused Green Tours
  • Art in Public Spaces Tours
  • History of Sports Tours

Tours for students are offered at a discounted rate. For every 10 students, one chaperone receives a complimentary admission.

Pep Rallies

The Marlins recognize the hard work and dedication that students and teachers put in all year. The Marlins also recognize that encouragement and motivation on the eve of testing can help students perform to the best of their abilities. As a benefit for bringing your group to a Marlins game this season, we will come to your school and host a pep rally.

The Marlins offer a variety of services to support all students preparing for testing, including:

  • Pep rallies hosted by a Marlins DJ
  • Marlins giveaways
  • Appearances by Billy The Marlin
  • Interactive inflatables 

To plan your Marlins pep rally, contact 305.480.2523 or email groups@marlins.com

Teacher and Faculty Discounts

Teachers, administrators and school employees receive an exclusive discount on tickets to multiple games throughout the season.

For groups of 10 or more, contact 305.480.2523 or email groups@marlins.com.

Camp Days

Does your school host a summer camp? Make sure you sign them up for our annual Summer Camp Days! These weekday games feature an early 12:10 PM start time and tickets range from only $10 - $15 each.

Student Club Days

The Marlins understand the role that extracurricular activities play in contributing to the development of well-rounded students. We offer various gameday special events that can serve as valuable supplements to existing club activities. Our activities can support extracurricular groups such as the following clubs:

  • DECA
  • Key Club
  • Fine Arts
  • Leadership
  • Math
  • Music Showcase
  • Robotics
  • Speech & Debate

For more information on how to customize your club's outing, call 305.480.2523 , or email groups@marlins.com.

Group Deposit

To have your school join us at the ballpark, contact Shoshana Baker-Bradley [Miami-Dade County Schools] at 305.480.1519 or sbradley@marlins.com or Kathleen Massolio [Broward County Schools] at 305.480.1508 or kmassolio@marlins.com.