DAVIE – Miami Dolphins players took some time off Tuesday to go shopping with students from Miami-Dade and Broward County Schools for Halloween costumes.
The Dolphins included alumni Elmer Bailey, Chris Conlin, Troy Drayton, Mark Duper, Lorenzo Hampton, Mark Higgs, Mack Moore, Lousaka Polite and Twan Russell, cheerleaders and the team mascot T.D. The students were selected by their school principals and had the opportunity to shop for their new outfits to wear on Halloween.
“These students that are here today were all recipients of the September Star Award. Those are our students that have shown excellence in academics, effort and behavior for their homerooms. So they had an extra treat to be able to come here and pick out costumes with the Miami Dolphins,” Markham Elementary Principal Craig Saddler said.
More than 50 students from Markham Elementary in Broward County and Carol City Elementary in Miami-Dade looked for costumes as princesses, ninja turtles, firemen and batgirls.
“We had a blast today. The kids all picked out great costumes. They came in super excited about this holiday and to get their new outfits,” Duper said.
At the conclusion of the event, the students were treated to pizza.