Marlins visit Pinecrest Elementary during ‘Ayudan Week’

Marlins visit Pinecrest Elementary during ‘Ayudan Week’

Miami Marlins players Nathan Eovaldi, Mike Dunn, Braulio Lara and mascot Billy the Marlin help students deliver
morning announcements at Pinecrest Elementary School during Marlins Ayudan Week 2013.

Marlins Ayudan — Spanish for help — is the Major League baseball team’s front-office volunteer program. The purpose is to provide volunteers who will help bring about positive change in the Greater Miami community.

The goal of Marlins Ayudan is to engage the team’s front office in volunteer work, act as a conduit to help employees find a cause to get involved with, and to gain recognition in the community as a corporate leader in volunteerism. The three tier program consists of Days of Service, team events and individual volunteer opportunities.

Marlins visit Pinecrest Elementary during ‘Ayudan Week’

Marlins player Braulio Lara signs autographs for Pinecrest Elementary students.

This year, Marlins Ayudan Week ran Feb. 4-8 in preparation for the Marlin’s Winter Warm Up on Saturday, Feb. 9. The annual celebration engaged the community through outreach events and signature Marlins Foundation events, including the annual Basebowl event at Lucky Strike Lanes in Miami Beach and Trivia Night hosted by The Clevelander Hotel at Marlins Park.

In addition to the various community endeavors, Marlins players, coaches and executives made appearances throughout the week at area schools, Little League organizations and corporate partners. Marlins employees visited several schools in Miami-Dade for check presentations, the raising of Marlins Ayudan flags and the implementation of a school plan of action to increase attendance, grades, participation and health and fitness.

For more information about Marlins Ayudan and the Marlins Foundation, go to visit

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