|Wade, Sydney <SWade@dolphins.com>||2:19 PM (4 hours ago)|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2020
Miami Dolphins Social Impact Committee Works to Bridge the Digital Divide in Public Schools
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins Social Impact Committee announced a $300,000 commitment to bridge the digital divide and assist with wireless technology for underserved students that attend public schools in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Each county will receive $100,000 toward these efforts. The donation is a collaboration from Miami Dolphins players, the organization and an NFL Foundation social justice grant.
“We believe the best way out of poverty is through quality education,” said Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones. “Kids in South Florida are being forced to learn at home as Covid-19 still effects their community. Providing them with reliable internet access will give them the chance to continue their education to become the future doctors, lawyers, legislators, and police chiefs of the world.”
“With the nation facing a pandemic, schools as well as many other aspects of life are done online, we wanted to help the South Florida community with something tangible and relevant,” said Dolphins center Ted Karras. “Access to internet services is as close to a basic human right in this day and age without being one. Students and families without access are at a distinct disadvantage and we want to help bridge the divide. I’m very proud of the men on our team and in this organization, who have contributed to this cause and look forward to continuing to find and contribute positively to issues important to South Florida.”
The committee was formed by Miami Dolphins players to positively impact civic engagement, education and economic empowerment.