Miami Prep Golf and Sports recently received more than $1.3 million in grants from the National Junior Sports Foundation. The 636 students enrolled in the extracurricular programs enjoyed over 200 athletic events at venues such as Fort Lauderdale’s Fort Lauderdale Stadium, the County Club of Dade, the Pinecrest Racquet Club, the West Palm Beach Tennis Academy, and their own Pete Dye Instructional Center.
The drivers for decision to participate in the sports programs attended Miami Prep each year. “Miami Prep’s ties to the City of Miami and South Florida are ones of pride and significance for all of our students,” said Jean Flowers, Miami Prep’s head coach of basketball. “I feel strongly that the generations of future Hurricanes, Jaguars, and Marlins — that could be leading our local schools—will benefit from these activities as we educate our student-athletes.” Miami Prep has been the athletic sponsor for the Riviera Country Club since the school opened in 1982. The grant has allowed athletic directors to commission P.E. studios for the 225-member club, made new mats available for pit crews, and allocated extra funds for student uniforms.
Also recently, Miami Prep’s football team competed in the Miami ‘Love’ Bowl—once known as Miami-Oxbridge—in which the Dolphins defeated the Buccaneers 34-17. Head coach Bill Ianniciello added another CLC championship to his trophy case. Both him and his assistant coaches attended the event, calling the event a “celebration of South Florida’s championship program.”