Jason Jenkins, Vice President of Communications for the Dolphins, has died

Jason Jenkins, Vice President of Communications for the Dolphins, has died

The 47-year-old executive died suddenly in the hours leading up to the preseason game between Miami and the Eagles.

MIAMI– Jason Jenkins, vice president of communications and community affairs Miami Dolphins, died suddenly in the hours leading up to Saturday’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced. Jenkins I had 47 years.

The pillar of the community had worked with the dolphins since 2009 and is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children.

“Our hearts are broken and heavy at the loss of a man who was a dear and beloved friend to many,” said the President and CEO of the dolphins, Tom Garfinkel, through a press release. “Jason worked faithfully to the organization of the dolphins For 14 years he was an example to the community, a trailblazer and champion to others, and above all, he treated people with a kindness and dignity that left a lasting mark on everyone he met. .

“Our deepest condolences and unwavering support to his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children.”

Jenkins reaches the dolphins from the San Francisco 49ers media department and was promoted to his position in 2015.

He has been the driving force behind many of the community outreach programs of the dolphins, Hard Rock Stadium and the Miami Grand Prix. He created the “Football Unites” team platform and served as chairman of the dolphins Challenge Cancer, the NFL’s largest fundraiser that has raised over $53 million for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

JenkinsHouston native and Texas Tech graduate, was a member of several organizations in South Florida, including the Anti-Defamation League of Florida, Breakthrough Miami, dolphins Challenge Cancer, the Professional Sports Caucus, the Broward County Urban League, Women of Tomorrow and the YWCA Miami.

Funeral details Jenkins will be announced at a later date.



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