Miami Dolphins Go Shopping With Kids for Halloween Costumes

Defensive end Jared Odrick was helping a student pull together a "Valley girl" outfit

By David Jeannot
|  Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012  |  Updated 10:31 PM EDT
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With Halloween coming up, the Miami Dolphins and Party City teamed up with students from a Brownsville elementary school for a costume shopping spree on Tuesday. Players Jared Odrick, Anthany Fasano, and Nate Garner talked about the experience, as did Lauren Tannehill and Party City district manager Marvin Sclaver.

With Halloween coming up, the Miami Dolphins and Party City teamed up with students from a Brownsville elementary school for a costume shopping spree on Tuesday. Players Jared Odrick, Anthany Fasano, and Nate Garner talked about the experience, as did Lauren Tannehill and Party City district manager Marvin Sclaver.

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When you think Halloween you think ghouls and goblins, not the Miami Dolphins and shopping.

But the latter combo is what came together Tuesday at a local costume store.

“It’s good because this the first time I ever seen a Dolphin and Party City,” said James, a student at Lorah Park Elementary School in Brownsville.

With the creepy holiday right around the corner, the Miami Dolphins and Party City teamed up with students from the school for a costume shopping spree on Tuesday.

“In this case she wants to be a Valley girl, so (I’m) excited to make her a Valley girl for Halloween and she’s got her glasses there. We need to find a purse,” Dolphins defensive end Jared Odrick said of a student by his side. “I’m not sure what exactly you need to be a Valley girl, but she would know better than I.”

The kids weren’t at all scared of the huge Dolphins players. They had fun going aisle to aisle buying costumes and accessories for outfits like princesses and werewolves.

“I think it’s just important to get involved in the community and develop relationships with the kids,” said Lauren Tannehill, the wife of rookie starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. “It’s really fun. We’re enjoying it a lot.”

With smiles on their faces, the students were happier than a Dolphin scoring the winning touchdown.

“It means a lot. You know, I think the Dolphins do a great job of organizing events for children in need, and incorporating the players into it,” tight end Anthony Fasano said. “I’m privileged to do what I do and it’s a no-brainer for me to be able to give back.”

It was the second year that Party City and the Dolphins worked together to make Halloween special for kids.

“Everybody was excited. I was watching those children. I mean, they were watching these gigantic men who play football for the Miami Dolphins and they were just admiring them,” said Party City’s district manager, Marvin Sclaver. “They were very kind and considerate.”

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