Dan Marino Foundation Teams Up With Five Local Autism Agencies For The 1st Annual
Dan Marino Foundation Walkabout Autism
Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins
Saturday, January 29, 2011, 10 am to 2 pm
The Dan Marino Foundation has teamed up with five South Florida autism agencies to create the 1st Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism, benefiting the Autism Societies of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, UM-NSU CARD (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities), FAU CARD, and the Dan Marino Foundation. . This exciting and unique event will take place on Saturday, January 29th, 2011 from 10 am to 2 pm at the home of the Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium.
Driven by individuals with autism and their families and friends, this historic fundraising effort will generate crucial funds for the autism community of South Florida. Corporate sponsorships are available, and corporate teams are encouraged to join the fun. All proceeds raised through this event will stay in our local community and benefit autism services, and awareness. Participating schools in South Florida will receive 25% of the money raised by their teams to support special needs programming in their school. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder. According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 110 children in the United States have autism.
â€œAs parents of children with autism, my wife Rachel and I are thrilled to be a part of the Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism,â€ noted Jeff Ireland, General Manager of the Miami Dolphins. â€œWe know first hand the importance of support services for children and adults with autism and this event will raise money specifically for those services right here in South Florida. Having the event at Sun Life Stadium where Dan played his Hall of Fame career for the Miami Dolphins seemed like the perfect choice.â€
Celebrity walk attendees include:
Â· Dan Marino: Legendary Hall of Fame & Miami Dolphins Quarterback
Â· Rachel & Jeff Ireland, Miami Dolphins General Manager
Â· Alumni Miami Dolphins Players
Â· Miami-Dade and Broward County Elected Officials
Â· Local Celebrities as well as Local News and Television Anchors
The Sports Animal WINZ 940â€™s own Footy, legendary South Florida radio persona and host of the South Florida Sportsman Show, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Members of the media are invited to attend the event. The event kicks off at 10 am on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. For more information about the event or how to participate, go to www.dmfwalkaboutautism.org.