MIAMI, June 24 (UPI) – The Miami Dolphins plan to replace some of the expensive football gear and gear that was destroyed in a fire at a local high school.
A spokesperson for the team told UPI that the Dolphins will donate “in the near future” to Miami Edison High School. The school is located approximately 10 miles south of Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Dolphins.
Football equipment was destroyed when a fire broke out in the pavilion used by the team over the weekend. The pavilion contains the team changing room. Former rapper Luther Campbell, the team’s coach and several players were returning from a tour of nearby colleges when they discovered the fire had destroyed some material and equipment.
Items destroyed included blocking dummies, buffers, sleds, and terrain markers. The Dolphins are partnering with Baptist Health on the replacement effort.
“Happy to announce the Miami Dolphins with Baptist Health will replace this equipment for Miami Edison Football … [Former Dolphins player] Nat Moore’s high school, “Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel tweeted.
No children were injured in the fire. Arson is not suspected.
The Dolphins frequently donate football equipment to local high schools and host players from schools during training camp and OTAs on an annual basis.
Last year, the team helped 125 high schools and youth teams, including more than 3,400 student athletes through its Junior Dolphins program. The program included team visits, high school media days, equipment donations and free youth football clinics.