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Marlins Ayudan will host fifth annual Day of Service and Philanthropy on Thursday, November 20

The Miami Marlins front office will shut down on Thursday, November 20 to participate in the fifth annual Marlins Ayudan Day of Service and Philanthropy. Beginning at 9 a.m. on the West Plaza at Marlins Park, Marlins employees will be split into nine groups consisting of 18 employees. Each of the nine groups will represent one of Jackie Robinson's core values (citizenship, commitment, courage, determination, excellence, integrity, justice, persistence and teamwork). The teams will begin the day by participating in The Miami Foundation's Give Miami Day, which is a unique, online giving event that provides everyone in the community an opportunity to build a greater Miami through philanthropy.

"Philanthropy and Service are at the core of the Marlins' commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility," said Marlins President David Samson. "My front office colleagues and I will deploy on this day to serve several local charities in our Marlins Ayudan Blue Shirts, and be part of a great new tradition known as Give Miami Day."

The Miami Marlins front office will shut down on Thursday, November 20 to participate in the fifth annual Marlins Ayudan Day of Service and Philanthropy. Beginning at 9 a.m. on the West Plaza at Marlins Park, Marlins employees will be split into nine groups consisting of 18 employees. Each of the nine groups will represent one of Jackie Robinson's core values (citizenship, commitment, courage, determination, excellence, integrity, justice, persistence and teamwork). The teams will begin the day by participating in The Miami Foundation's Give Miami Day, which is a unique, online giving event that provides everyone in the community an opportunity to build a greater Miami through philanthropy.

"Philanthropy and Service are at the core of the Marlins' commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility," said Marlins President David Samson. "My front office colleagues and I will deploy on this day to serve several local charities in our Marlins Ayudan Blue Shirts, and be part of a great new tradition known as Give Miami Day."

From 1 to 4 p.m, with the help of HandsOn Miami, teams will begin their service projects with each of their corresponding partner organizations, including two current Miami Marlins Charity Partners (Young at Art Museum and Feeding South Florida), as well as two previous Miami Marlins Charity Partners (Boys & Girls Club and Shake-A-Leg Miami). The nine locations are:

- Young At Art Mural at Lenora B. Smith Elementary School (4700 NW 12th Ave., Miami, FL, 33127)

- Feeding South Florida at 93rd Street Missionary Baptist Church (2330 NW 93rd St., Miami, FL, 33147)

- Miami River Commission (555 NW South River Dr., Miami, FL, 33125)

- Camillus House (1603 NW 7th Ave., Miami, FL 33136)

- Boys and Girls Clubs - Hank Kline Unit (2805 SW 32 Ave., Miami, FL 33133)

- Kristi House (1265 NW 12th Ave., Miami, FL 33136)

- Shake-A-Leg Miami (2620 S Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove, FL 33133)

- Alice Wainwright Park (2845 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33129)

- Fisher House (1201 NW 16th St., Miami, FL, 33125)

"We're grateful for partners like the Miami Marlins and the support they give to the South Florida community," said Darrill A. Gaschler, Chief Operating Officer of HandsOn Miami. "We look forward to achieving an inspiring impact through our efforts on our upcoming Day of Service and Philanthropy."

The Miami Foundation will be closing their Give Miami Day by hosting their Give Miami Day Community Block Party at Marlins Park from 6 to 9 p.m. in the West Plaza.

 

About Marlins Foundation

The Marlins Foundation supports the Charity Partners of the Miami Marlins through philanthropy and service. Since the approval of Marlins Park, more than $4 million in philanthropy has been gifted to South Florida charities. The Foundation is committed to improving the lives of our youth through education, the arts and baseball, with a focus on children with special needs. The funds raised by the Foundation provide unique experiences for kids in our schools, parks and on the water. The Foundation community partnerships and outreach efforts demonstrate the Marlins' leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility and civic engagement.

For additional information please visit www.marlinsfoundation.com.

About Marlins Ayudan

Marlins Ayudan (Spanish for "help") is the signature outreach initiative of the Miami Marlins. The purpose of Marlins Ayudan is to provide a sustainable corps of volunteers willing and ready to effectuate positive change in the South Florida community. It is the fabric of the Club's corporate culture and engages every front office employee with schools and charities throughout South Florida. The goal of Marlins Ayudan is to leave a lasting legacy through impactful service activities that tackle the community's most pressing needs. The three-tier Ayudan methodology consists of organizational service days, team events and individual volunteer opportunities. Since its inception in 2010, Marlins Ayudan has contributed over 25,000 hours of service and established partnerships and traditions of giving that inspire employees to pursue their passions and contribute their time and talents year-round. 

About the Miami Foundation

Established in 1967, The Miami Foundation has helped hundreds of people create personal, permanent and powerful legacies by establishing custom, charitable funds. With foundation expertise, fund holders have fostered the arts, awarded scholarships, championed diversity, taught kids to read, and provided food and shelter for the hungry and homeless. More than $170 million in grants and scholarships have been awarded in the foundation's 45-year history. Today, the foundation stewards more than $200 million in charitable assets. For more information about The Miami Foundation, please visit miamifoundation.org.

About HandsOn Miami: 

HandsOn Miami inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action to positively effect change in Miami-Dade County. To learn more about HandsOn Miami's upcoming service opportunities or to schedule a volunteer orientation at your organization or place of business, please call 305.504.4510 or visit us online at www.HandsOnMiami.org

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