Dolphins senior VP Jason Jenkins dies


MIAMI GARDENS — Jason Jenkins, the longtime right-hand man of dolphin owner Stephen Ross and the face of the organization’s outreach efforts for many in the South Florida community, died Saturday following a medical emergency.

The exact cause of death was not immediately known.

The Dolphins announced Jenkins’ death during halftime of Saturday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

“I’m devastated,” Ross said. “Jason Jenkins was an icon in the Miami community and above all a kind and incredible family man. His commitment to our organization was unparalleled. He was my friend, but above all he was a generous soul. My heart is with Elizabeth and his children tonight. The Jenkins family will always be part of the Dolphins family.”

Tom Garfinkel, Vice Chairman, President and CEO of the Dolphins, said: “Our hearts are broken and mourn the loss of a man who was a dear friend and loved by so many people. Jason served the Dolphins organization faithfully for 14 years, was a beacon in the community, a pioneer and champion to others, and above all, he treated people with a kindness and dignity that left a lasting impression on everyone he met. Our deepest condolences and unwavering support go out to his wife, Elizabeth, and his three children.”

The Dolphins paid tribute to Jason Jenkins during halftime of Saturday's game.

Jenkins, 47, began working for the Dolphins in 2009 and was promoted to senior vice president of communications and community affairs in 2015. Few, if any, community events took place without Jenkins representing the organization.

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