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Eighteen former Miami Dolphins football players, family, and friends fly to the Bahamas to coach 300 Bahamain youth in American football, joined by a retinue of football fans.

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Miami Dolphins Legends taking part in the Dan Marino and Friends Weekend in the Bahamas. Photo Credit: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

 

Eighteen former Miami Dolphins football players, their families, and their friends will fly to the Bahamas on 19 February 2015 to participate in the 2nd annual Dan Marino and Friends Weekend.

Running from 19 to 22 February, Dan Marino and Friends Weekend is partnership between the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and the Miami Dolphins.

Fans of the football team traveling to the Bahamas will have the chance  to play golf with former Miami Dolphins football players at the Ocean Club, take a sunset cruise, participate in a Youth Football Clinic at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, and watch the Miami Dolphins Legends play a football game at the stadium.

Participants will stay at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, a sprawling resort with hundreds of hotel rooms in several towers and a spectacular waterpark. It is located on Paradise Island.

Football Fundamentals

Miami Dolphins Alumni Dick Anderson, Keith Byars, Mark Clayton, Mark Duper, Hugh Green, Jim Jenson, Sam Madison, O.J. McDuffie, Nat Moore, Louis Oliver, Joe Rose, Pat Surtain, Dwight Stephenson, and Shawn Wooden will join Dan in hosting a youth clinic for 300 Bahamian children, age 6-14.

"We are coming together to teach the kids football fundamentals, motivate them to do the right things," says Miami Dolphins Legend Nat Moore.

"We are encouraging all the Bahamians to come out and be a part of this weekend. It's good when we come down but it is also better when we meet all of the Bahamian people and make friends and it gives us incentives to keep coming for more than just an event."

Dan Marino 101

Dan was a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL) from 1983 through 1999. He led the American football team to the playoffs in 10 of his 17 years with the football team.

Dan led the Dolphins to the American Football Conference (AFC) championship in 1984, but the team lost the Super Bowl to the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 16 to 38.

Considered one of the best quarterbacks in the history of American football, Dan was named NFL Man of the Year in 1998 for his charitable activities off the field. He was inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame in 2005.

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