Prime Minister Perry Christie and Obie Wilchcombe receive personal Miami Dolphins jerseys during the Dan Marino’s Youth Football Clinic, May 31, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. Also pictured are Miami Dolphins legends Nat Moore, Dan Marino and Tom Garfinkel, Dolphins CEO. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)
Miami Dolphins Partner with The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Over the weekend, American Football Legend Dan Marino and 11 other Miami Dolphin legends visited The Bahamas to form a partnership with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. The two sides formed a five-year partnership Saturday with the first “Weekend in the Bahamas”. The event was hosted at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau. Marino, along with the other Dolphins greats, enjoyed a weekend of golf at the Ocean Club at Atlantis, a sunset cruise and a youth clinic hosted by the Miami Dolphins Alumni and Dolphins Academy.The Bahamas will now be the official island destination of Miami Dolphins Legends.
According to the Miami Herald, Marino stated, “The support I have received in the Bahamas from the vast array of Dolphins fans made this deal twofold in serving both the Miami fans eager to travel to the Bahamas and the Bahamian football fans fully supportive of the team I hold dear,” he said in his statement. In response to Marino,The Bahamas Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchombe noted that, “We are equally excited that the alumni and friends of the Dolphins can now experience firsthand the warm hospitality of our people, the natural beauty of our 700 islands chain, our sportsmanship and the diversity of our culture in a country less than 55 miles away from their home.”
As stated in an article by Bahamas Weekly, The agreement between the two parties call for a “Bahamas Bash,” with Sun Life Stadium hosting themed sections on game days. The Bahamas will have in-stadium exposure as well as digital and traditional media as part of the deal. In addition, the Miami Dolphins’ signature event — Fins Weekend, which raises funds for the Miami Dolphins Foundation — will host Bahamian-themed parties.