Say what you want to say about the football team on the gridiron. The Miami Dolphins as a franchise gives back to the community in diverse ways throughout the calendar year. They are practically undefeated is doing so.
Speaking of a calendar, it is that time of the year. The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders will host their annual Swimsuit Fashion Show on Friday, Oct. 27 at Hard Rock Stadium. Also, the cheerleaders will celebrate the release of their swimsuit annual; instead of the classic calendar, the cheerleaders will unveil a 100-page coffee table book with stunning photos.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross announced that he would pledge $1 million to speedy and long-term rebuilding efforts for the region.
The cheerleaders who are a staple of the franchise will bring their energy, beauty, and talent to help in the aftermath of the storm in style. The proceeds from this book, photographed from Key West to Miami Beach, will benefit the rebuilding efforts in the Florida Keys through the Miami Dolphins Foundation.
The cheerleading squad has come a long way since its inaugural year of 1966 moreover being called the “Dolphin Dolls” to the “Dolphin Starbrites.”
“One thing I loved when I was auditioning is I got to see how the team was so diverse” Miami native and captain Britt stated. “That’s one thing about Miami and being a Miamian; our team has a ton of ethnicities and looks.”
The Dolphins were the first team in NFL history to hold auditions in countries outside the United States. The squad represents different nations moreover speak several different languages.
Britt is a fifth-year veteran who began her cheerleading career with the Dolphins at the young age of 18. The franchise has taught her so many things that make her the person she is today.
“I began dancing at the age of three in genres of tap, jazz, and ballet,” Britt stated. “At the age of 12, I started ballroom dancing that became my passion and defines me on the team. I know styles of Cha Cha, Rumba, and Jive. I found out about the cheerleaders out of high school. I auditioned. I made the team. It has been such a dream.”
The team traveled overseas to visit US troops on four different tours, bringing the diverse cheerleaders to 25 military trips completed. Britt had the honor of attending troops in United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, and Bahrain.
“We got to bring the troops a piece of home,” Britt shared. “We got to know the guys and speak to them about their families, what they do, we performed for them. They welcomed us and gave us a tour of their station. We got to know them, build friendships with them. It was very rewarding; we really appreciate what they do for us.”
Releasing a swimsuit annual alongside composing a fashion show can be arduous. Swimsuits designs from by Brooke and Arrow, Meg Liz Swimwear and DESPI swim to name a few will be a showcase. Choreographed dancing will be a bonus for the runway show.
“I’m going to be doing a samba routine with my ballroom abilities,” Britt added. “I am helping style for that, helping the girls the next few weeks and walking as well.”
The cheerleaders get the fans involved in the game. Their contribution off the sidelines in assisting with a hurricane that caused widespread and catastrophic damage in the Florida Keys is a cheer itself.
“It is going to be this beautiful book that represents what our team is, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle, ” Britt said. “It is incredible to know it is going help benefit those who unfortunately got touched by the hurricane; we are going to help them out, looking forward to the different events to help.
You can check out the swimsuit fashion show at Hard Rock Stadium this Friday. Tickets to the event can be purchased in advance for $25 or $30 at the door. The Annual will be available for purchase at the event for $20. Fans can go to DolphinsCheerleaders.com to reserve tickets to this exclusive event.