Entire Marlins organization, including players, alumni and executives, will take part in week of community impact featuring seven events in seven days
Fundraising opportunities are available now at Marlins.com/ImpactWeek and include an online raffle and auction of unique experiences and memorabilia
MIAMI – The Miami Marlins today reintroduced the Miami Marlins Foundation, which returns with the launch of a new initiative, Impact Week (August 23-29). The seven days of community impact aims to make a difference in South Florida’s youth by creating opportunities to foster an active lifestyle, achieve academic success, and build leadership skills. The entire Marlins organization, including players, alumni, and executives, will participate in seven events in seven days. As part of Impact Week, an online raffle and auction, featuring unique experiences and memorabilia, is available for fans to participate in to benefit the Miami Marlins Foundation programs. Bidding is now available at Marlins.com/ImpactWeek.
On each day during Impact Week, the Marlins will highlight the following three key focus areas: Wellness, Empowerment, and Youth Baseball and Softball. In addition to events at various locations across South Florida, the Miami Marlins Foundation will recognize one individual from each event at the corresponding game that day as the Ballpark Wishes recipient. Ballpark Wishes is a new initiative launched this season that honors and celebrates individuals or organizations during each Marlins home game. Fans can submit their nominations for those individuals who inspire others or make a difference in the community at Marlins.com/BallparkWishes.
Below please find the list of events during Impact Week:
Friday, August 23: Play Ball Event (Youth Baseball and Softball)
o Poinciana Park Elementary (6745 NW 23 Ave, Miami, FL 33147)
o 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
o A Play Ball event for approximately 300 students that will provide instruction on the fundamentals of baseball and softball, and feature a positive platform to connect those who play
Saturday, August 24: Philanthropy Fun Day (Wellness)
o Feeding South Florida Broward (2501 SW 32nd Terrace, Pembroke Park, FL 33023)
o 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
o The organization will gather as a community to sort food that will assist more than 706,000 families and individuals in South Florida that face food insecurity.
Sunday, August 25: Beautification Project (Empowerment)
o Charles R. Drew K-8 Center (1775 NW 60th St, Miami, FL 33142)
o 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
o A beautification project to inspire students by painting a Jackie Robinson themed mural with our colores created by artist local William Osorio
Monday, August 26: Home Plate Meals Mobile Food Distribution (Wellness)
o SLAM Charter School (542 NW 12 Ave, Miami, FL, 33136)
o 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
o In an effort to address food insecurity in the community, the Home Plate Meals program will conduct a farmer’s market-style food distribution. In addition, a panel of Marlins players will be held for seniors at the school to discuss the nine values of Jackie Robinson.
Tuesday, August 27: Slugger Schoolhouse (Empowerment)
o Kensington Park Elementary (711 NW 30th Ave, Miami, FL 33125)
o 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
o Miami Marlins players and staff will assist with Physical Education class, serving lunch, back to school distribution, and eye exams with Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The Miami Marlins Foundation Slugger Schoolhouse program brings together year-round resources from the Miami Marlins, MLB, and our partners to schools in our Marlins Park neighborhood.
Wednesday, August 28: Slugger Schoolhouse (Empowerment)
o Lenora B. Smith Elementary (4700 NW 12th Ave, Miami, FL 33127)
o 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
o Miami Marlins players and staff, who will be joined by volunteers from proud partner Citrix, will conduct a distribution of school supplies in partnership with the Kiwanis of Little Havana.
Thursday, August 29: Instructional Clinic (Youth Baseball and Softball)
o Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium (4751 Main St, Jupiter, FL 33458)
o 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
o Marlins prospects will provide a clinic to members from the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach and Martin County. The clinic will be divided into skills and mentoring stations to allow for participants to learn how to be a professional athlete on and off the field.
For more information on the Impact Week, please visit Marlins.com/ImpactWeek.