The Marlins once again, as is their tradition, handed out Thanksgiving meals to some of the residents of Little Havana.
The Marlins new ballpark is set to open in 500 days and the organization commemorated the milestone by hosting a neighborly celebratory Thanksgiving distribution.
The Marlins, in conjunction Hunt/Moss, A Joint Venture, Suffolk Construction, City of Miami, Miami-Dade County, Farm Share, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Abriendo Puertas, CBS4/TV33 Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Florida Marlins Community Foundation, Winn-Dixie, Badia, Café Bustelo, Original Grandma's Style Merenguitos and Coca-Cola, donated 500 Thanksgiving meals to needy families in Little Havana. Receiving families were chosen by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami and Abriendo Puertas. Each family received a turkey, fixings and desserts for their Thanksgiving meal.
Joining the team employees at Thursday's distribution were manager Edwin Rodriguez, pitcher Anibal Sanchez, infielder Gaby Sanchez and former Marlins Jeff Conine and Andre Dawson. Thursday's event was special for all five men.
This is a very a good thing that the club does. The people who have had to suffer the most by putting up with the construction of the stadium are the residents of Little Havana and it is the least the Marlins can do to help with Thanksgiving meals for the neediest in what will soon be, our new neighborhood.
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