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Miami Marlins Team Up with Amazon to Surprise All-Star Teachers From Our Community with MVP Awards and Gifts

The Miami Marlins and Amazon have teamed up to celebrate All-Star teachers from the community by delivering these superstar educators MVP awards and additional rewards. Each month during the school year, a teacher will receive a surprise visit from Billy The Marlin, $500 Amazon gift card, customized Marlins jersey, and four tickets to a Marlins game in which they will be recognized on the field during a special in-game ceremony.

“Teachers are often the Most Valuable People for our local youth, and we are excited to team with Amazon in celebrating these All-Stars for their dedication and commitment to education,” said David Oxfeld, Marlins Chief Commercial Officer. “These MVPs deserve a special recognition, and what better way to do that than by giving them a special experience at the ballpark and an Amazon gift card.”

“At Amazon, our culture is built around solving problems and working side-by-side with community partners like the Miami Marlins to provide solutions and services to our communities,” said Angelica Santibanez, Amazon Head of Community Engagement, South Florida region. “Teachers are the backbone of our community, and we are proud to support them as they continue to put students in the best position to succeed.”

Along with providing these educators with the recognition that they deserve, Amazon and the Marlins will be giving directly back to students as well. With Amazon serving as the presenting partner of the Marlins Back to School Night giveaway item, kids will receive a back-to-school kit containing all the essentials for a successful school year. To receive this kit, fans must purchase a ticket package at, which features special pricing for teachers, students, friends, and families, when the Marlins host the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, September 6 at 7:10 p.m. One hundred of these ticket packages and kits will also be donated to local students to provide even more opportunities for kids in the area to experience Marlins Baseball and receive the tools they need for another school year.

In addition, Amazon will be the presenting partner of two Miami Marlins Foundation Back to School distributions. These distributions provide thousands of students with free educational materials, such as notebooks, pencils, erasers, and other school supplies. Amazon employees will have the opportunity to volunteer alongside Marlins front office members, as they give back to the community and help set up local students for success heading into the school year. One distribution will take place in Miami-Dade County, and the other will occur in Jupiter, providing extended reach throughout South Florida.

By ML Staff. Content/Image courtesy of Miami Marlins/Getty Images

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