Published On: Mon, Aug 16th, 2010

Partnership Between Dolphins and City of Boca Raton Establishes “South Florida’s Biggest Away Game Party”

BOCA RATON, FL – The Miami Dolphins and the City of Boca Raton have teamed up in a ground-breaking partnership to present the FINS’ South Florida’s Biggest Away Game Party in DOWNTOWN BOCA, serving as the Dolphins’ Away Game Central.

The announcement was made jointly today by Miami Dolphins’ CEO Mike Dee and City of Boca Mayor Susan Whelchel and Council Members Susan Haynie, Constance Scott, Mike Mullaugh and Anthony Majhess at the first official Dolphins’ pep rally of the 2010 Season held in Downtown Boca at Mizner Park Amphitheater.

On-hand for the historic moment were Dolphins’ alumni Nat Moore, Dwight Stephenson, Jim Kiick, Troy Drayton, Keith Byars, and Manny Fernandez as well as Dolphins’ Cheerleaders, TD the Mascot, and hundreds of Dolphins’ fans.

Serving as a kick-off to the debut of Downtown Boca’s Super Sundays programming, the Dolphins away game parties will be free and open to the public with free parking available in the four Mizner Park garages and at other designated commercial parking areas within walking distance to activities. Held at various locations in Downtown Boca, the away game parties will feature large screen airing of the away games, and include a Dolphins MC, Q&A with team alumni, performances by the Dolphins’ Cheerleaders, plenty of family fun with bounce houses and quarterback toss games, photos with TD the mascot, special giveaways, and more.

“South Florida’s Biggest Away Game Party” festivities will be held on the following dates. Fans will note that the party starts an hour before game time so that they can participate in a wide variety of free activities and enjoy Dolphins and Downtown Boca’s Super Sundays entertainment.

“We are humbled and excited that the City of Boca Raton has chosen to designate Downtown Boca as Finstown and enter into a truly innovative public/private partnership with the Miami Dolphins,” said Mike Dee, Dolphins’ CEO. “South Florida’s Biggest Away Game Party is a special way for our fans in Boca and throughout South Florida to come together to cheer for their Fins while the team plays away from Sun Life Stadium.”

“The City of Boca Raton is pleased to team up with the Miami Dolphins to present our own away game tail-great parties in our Downtown Boca so that fans of all ages can cheer on our South Florida home team,” noted City of Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel in her welcome remarks. “We invite Dolphins fans to come early and stay late to discover all that is Downtown Boca as we rollout the aqua and orange carpet , complete with fresh new activities each away game event.”

As a specially designed “South Florida’s Biggest Away Game Party” logo was unveiled to the audience, City of Boca Raton officials presented a Key to the City to the Miami Dolphins and the Dolphins cheerleaders presented City officials with a framed Dolphins’ jersey embroidered with DOWNTOWN BOCA on the back featuring a plaque reading “Welcome To The Dolphins Family”.

City of Boca Raton CRA Chairman and Council Member Constance Scott added that this partnership and away game party schedule kicks off Downtown Boca’s new Super Sundays program that will include many Fins-related events in Downtown Boca to grow the momentum for away game festivities, including a competition of Downtown Boca restaurants to develop a Super Sundays Downtown Boca Dolphin drink to be judged by food and entertainment media. She noted that there will be a variety of sponsorship opportunities available in which national brands, South Florida companies, organizations and media can participate and partner in the year ‘round program that will also include non-Fins-related Super Sundays programming that will follow the away games schedule.

These include plans for large scale events, festivals, concerts, walk/runs, block parties, etc. for enjoyment by visitors of all ages.

For continuous updates on the Downtown Boca’s Super Sundays programming, beginning with its hosting of “South Florida’s Biggest Away Game Party” events, visit www.downtownboca.org or www.dolphins.com.

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