July 6, 2009

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - With participation from all players on the roster, the University of Miami football team will perform community outreach throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties throughout the month of July.

"South Florida is our home," explained Head Coach Randy Shannon. "This is a way for our players to give back to the community and it allows the football program and the athletic department to say thanks as well."

Team members will host events for youth teams with approximately 15-20 players attending each gathering. In addition to the host teams, the events are open to youngsters up to and including the eighth grade. The outreach events will focus on football and life skills and last approximately 45 minutes at each site.

Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt added, "Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are all very supportive of and important to our athletics program. The 2009 Football Summer Tour is an opportunity for us to continue to build strong relationships in South Florida and provide a chance for children and families to meet and interact with our greatest representatives-our student-athletes."

The Hurricanes open the 2009 season at Florida State on Monday, September 7. The first home game will be versus Georgia Tech on Thursday, September 17. For information on season tickets, please call 1-800-GO-CANES.

A complete list of the tri-county events follows:

Delray Rocks
Hilltopper Stadium
2401 Seacrest Blvd
Delray Beach, FL
Boynton Beach Bulldogs
Ezell Hester Community Center
1901 N. Seacrest Blvd.
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Belle Glade
Pioneer Park
866 State Road 715
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Palm Beach County Youth Football
Lake Lytal Park
3645 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

West Pines Optimist
Chapel Trails Park
19351 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL
PAL Field
1000 NW 70th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Pembroke Pines
PPO Field,
7400 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Weston Warriors
Tequesta Trace Park
600 Indian Trace
Weston, FL

BROWARD COUNTY - July 18 (1:00pm)
Western Tigers
Carter Park
1450 West Sunrise Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Lauderdale Lakes Vikings
Vincent Torres Park
4331 N.W. 36th Street
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes
Mills Pond Park
2201 NW 9th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Pompano Tigers
North Broward Park
4400 NE 18th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33064

BROWARD COUNTY - July 18 (3:00pm)
Washington Park Buccaneers
5199 Pembroke Road
Hollywood, FL 33023
SWBJAA Steelers
Miramar Athletic Park
6200 SW 33 Street
Miramar, FL 33023
Forzano Park
2001 Douglas Road
Hollywood, FL 33025
Hallandale Beach Vikings
O.B. Johnson Park
900 N.W. 8th Avenue
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY - July 24 (2:00pm)
Overtown Optimist Rattlers
Gibson Park
401 NW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33136
Liberty City Optimist
Hadley Park
1350 NW 50th Street
Miami, FL 33142
Gwen Cherry Park
7090 NW 22nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33147
Doral Broncos
Doral Meadows Park
11555 NW 58th Street
Doral, FL

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY - July 24 (4:00pm)
Bunche Park Cowboys
Bunche Park
5600 N.W. 22nd Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
Miami Gardens Chargers
Myrtle Grove Park
3030 N.W. 179th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Scott Lake Vikings
Scott Park
17710 NW 15th Court
Miami, FL 33169
Carol City Chiefs
Risco Park
19100 NW 39th Avenue
Miami, FL

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY - July 31 (2:00pm)
West Kendall Dolphins
McMillian Park
6125 SW 133rd Avenue
Miami, FL 33162
Kendall Hammocks Warriors
Devon Aire Park
10411 SW 122nd Ave
Miami, FL
Palmetto Raiders Optimist
Bel Aire Park (Franjo Road)
18500 SW 97th Avenue
Cutler Bay, FL 33157
Richmond Giants
Richmond Park
14375 Boggs Drive
Miami, FL 33176