HERE IS A RELEASE I JUST RECEIVED IN CASE THERE ARE ANY FISHERMEN OUT THERE WANTING TO HELP OUT THE UM SPORTS HALL OF FAME, AS WELL AS SHAKE-A-LEG AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY -- ALL GREAT ORGANIZATIONS:
MIAMI, June 12, 2012 – More than 200 former Hurricanes football greats and sports fans are expected to take to the waters off of Islamorada, Fla., later this month for the 2nd Annual University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame (UMSHoF) Celebrity Dolphin Tournament.
Hosted by Warren Sapp, a Hurricanes defensive lineman who starred for 13 years in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders and who is known today for his work as an NFL television analyst, as well as for his runner-up finish in season seven of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, the event will provide anglers with the opportunity to fish alongside former University of Miami sports stars while raising money for several non-profit organizations. The tournament, slated for June 29 and 30, will benefit the UMSHoF, which is set to undergo a renovation of its on-campus facility in Coral Gables, Fla., Shake-a-Leg Miami and Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys.
“The registration numbers have already surpassed those of last year’s tournament,” said K.C. Jones, president-elect of the UMSHoF, a 2008 hall inductee, two-time Super Bowl winner with the Denver Broncos and founder of the tournament. “However, we still have space for individual participants and groups with or without their own boats. In keeping with the UMSHoF’s mission of recognizing, showcasing and celebrating the achievements of athletes who brought acclaim to the university, the tournament is an ideal venue for Hurricanes fans to network, socialize and have fun with former UM athletes while contributing to important causes.”
Former Hurricanes sports stars expected to participate include Brett Romberg (Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams and Atlanta Falcons), Bubba Franks (Green Bay Packers), Gary Dunn (Pittsburgh Steelers), Damione Lewis (St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots and Houston Texans), Jeremy Shockey (New York Giants, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers) and Randal Hill (Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints).
For information about tournament participation, including boat entry or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.canesfish.com, send an email to [email protected] or contact K.C. Jones directly at (305) 925-3660.