Miami Marlins announce Ayudan Week 2015

Week-long celebration highlighted by community visits from players and staff, Jack McKeon Marlins Celebrity Golf Classic, Taste of Miami and Winter Warm-Up

The Miami Marlins today announced that Marlins Ayudan Week 2015, the team's annual celebration of community engagement, kicks off on Sunday, February 15 and culminates at Marlins Park with the 2015 Miami Marlins Winter Warm-Up on February 21. Winter Warm-Up, the official on-sale of single-game tickets, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free for all fans. Throughout the week, Marlins players will be appearing at over 30 stops throughout South Florida.

Marlins Ayudan Week begins on February 15 with appearances at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and the BB&T Center for the Florida Panthers game that evening. Additionally, Marlins players and personnel will engage the community during the week with visits to schools, little leagues, military partners, senior centers and corporate partners in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. There will also be several events at Marlins Park, including a beep ball game with Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and S.L.A.M., R.B.I. baseball and softball games, an exclusive batting practice on the field at Marlins Park for current season ticket holders and an Art Education Tour of Marlins Park. Also during the week, the 2015 Marlins Charity Partners will be announced and recognized with surprise visits by Marlins players.

Two Marlins Foundation events will also highlight Marlins Ayudan Week, the Jack McKeon Marlins Celebrity Golf Classic and Taste of Miami. The golf classic, which pays homage to former Marlins manager and 2003 World Series Champion Jack McKeon, will take place at Crandon Golf Course on February 18. The classic is set to tee off at 12 p.m.; limited foursomes and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information about the Jack McKeon Marlins Celebrity Golf Classic, go to Marlins.com/Golf.

Taste of Miami is a new, special event added to Marlins Ayudan Week that will celebrate the stylish flavors of Miami with culinary bites from the city's best restaurants. The event will take place on Friday, February 20 on East Plaza of Marlins Park, beginning at 6 p.m. for VIP guests and 7 p.m. for general admission. Guests will indulge in a variety of wine, premium spirits and craft beers to pair with the food offerings, while also interacting with Marlins players. For tickets or more information about Taste of Miami, please visit Marlins.com/TasteOfMiami.