Miami Dolphins senior vice president Jason Jenkins dies at 47

MIAMI — Jason Jenkins, the Dolphins’ senior vice president of interactions and neighborhood affairs, dropped dead in the hours prior to Miami’s video game Saturday versus the Eagles, the group revealed. He was 47.

The neighborhood pillar had actually dealt with the Dolphins given that 2009 and is endured by his spouse, Elizabeth, and their 3 kids.

“Our hearts are broken and grieving the loss of a man who was a dear friend and beloved by so many people,” Dolphins Vice Chairman, President and CEO Tom Garfinkel stated. “Jason faithfully served the Dolphins organization for 14 years, was a beacon in the community, a trailblazer and champion for others, and above all, treated people with a kindness and dignity that left a lasting mark on everyone he met. Our deepest condolences and our unwavering support go out to his wife, Elizabeth, and his three children.”

Jenkins pertained to the Dolphins from the San Francisco 49ers media department and was promoted to his function in 2015. He was the driving force behind a number of the neighborhood outreach programs for the Dolphins, Hard Rock Stadium and the Miami Grand Prix. He developed the group’s “Football Unites” platform and functioned as the board chair of the Dolphins Challenge Cancer — the biggest fundraising event in the NFL, which has actually raised more than $53 million for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Houston native and Texas Tech graduate was a board member of numerous companies throughout South Florida, consisting of Anti-Defamation League Florida, Breakthrough Miami, Dolphins Challenge Cancer, Pro Sports Assembly, Urban League of Broward County, Women of Tomorrow and YWCA Miami.

Funeral plans for Jenkins will be revealed at a later date.

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