Torrey Charles and Willner Agency
Washington DC | San Francisco
For Immediate Release: November 9, 2012
Miami Dolphin Richard Marshall gives Birthday Surprise to Local Grade School Student in Miami Gardens
What does a NFL player do before he goes into season ending surgery? He surprises a Facebook fan at Brentwood Elementary (Miami Gardens, FL) for his birthday with a cake, autographed jersey and tickets to this weekends game for the family! A local student Chad Plaisir messaged Richard Marshall on his Facebook page with a simple request, “I am your biggest fan in the universe… will you come to my school for my birthday and surprise me?”
“Absolutely!” Richard Marshall and his family said when he saw the post and his management team got to work. On Tuesday, just hours before Richard was scheduled in LA for back surgery due to an NFL injury he visited the school. While there he visited with teachers and left a surprise of gifts and good will for the student with the help of Principal Jackson at Brentwood Elementary School.
Due to the election, students were out for the day, but birthday cake and Jersey were left for Chad and a video message posted on Facebook and twitter was made for Chad at the school. (All items were presented to Chad the following day)
Richard’s message to Chad and the students at the school is to keep hitting the books, make sure their uniforms are worn every day and that they don’t let small incidents lead to heated tempers, fights and class disruption. Bullying and flared tempers are also a big challenge and Marshall vowed to come back after his recovery to address the students at the school personally.
All these items are challenges at the school that the teachers and staff deal with daily. Chad has shown a great deal of improvement in these areas and was identified as a gifted student and is now in the gifted student program at the school. Marshall will spend the rest of the season and offseason in sports rehab and is expected to make a full recovery leading into next season with the Miami Dolphins.
Photo of Richard at the School: http://pics.lockerz.com/s/259377267
Video Message to Chad for his birthday: http://tinyurl.com/bxqetvu
Richard Marshall on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/TheMarshall31
Richard Marshall on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RichardMarshallCB
Press Contact Torrey C Pocock at 202-351-1344 (@Torrey_Charles) Torrey@TheTCWAgency.com