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Miami Marlins Educational Initiatives

As a member of the Dade and Broward Education community, you give students the tools they need to succeed. Your dedication changes lives and we are grateful for you.

We also want 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 curriculum, to engage your students and assist with their desire to learn. Our brand new educational initiatives are a perfect way to spark interest, raise money for your school and help students to actively participate in their school & community.

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. 

Summer Slugger

Each summer, students lose critical math and literacy skills, which can widen the achievement gap among students. To prevent this "summer slide," EVERFI has partnered with Major League Baseball to develop a continuous and engaging learning experience that prepares students of all backgrounds to enter the next school year on track. The 18-week program, targeted to 4th and 5th graders, unlocks activities at regular intervals and offers rewards for progress and consistency along the way. Students can engage with content that reinforces critical math and language skills while enjoying the freedom and motivation of a baseball-themed, game-based learning experience.

S.T.E.A.M Day Hosted by NBC 6

The Miami Marlins, in partnership with the Dade and Broward County School Boards and NBC 6, 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 2 tickets per student to a future game. For the first time ever, chaperones are complimentary (1 chaperone per 10 students). 

Event Day Timeline

9:30AM: Gates open
10:00AM: S.T.E.A.M. Day Program begins
11:00AM: S.T.E.A.M. Day Fair

Tickets start as low as $10. For more information, call Shana Baker-Bradley at 305.480.1519 or email SBradley@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 Marlins 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

Marlins Park Tours

Classrooms can now experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Marlins Park.

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

We recognize the hard work and dedication that students and teachers put in all year. We also recognize that encouragement and motivation on the eve of testing can help students perform to the best of their abilities. As an added benefit for bringing your group to a Marlins game this season, The Miami Marlins 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
  • Interactive inflatables 
  • Appearances by Billy The Marlin
  • Marlins giveaways

Pep Rallies are based off ticket minimum(s).

For more information, contact 305.480.2523.

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.

Dates:

  • July 18 vs. San Diego Padres
  • August 1 vs. Minnesota Twins

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 South Florida school join us at the ballpark, contact Shoshana Baker-Bradley at 305.480.1519 or sbradley@marlins.com.