In recent news, Jason Jenkins, Miami Dolphins’ senior vice president, died at the age of 47. The saddening piece of news was announced by the team. Taking to Twitter, the team shared a heartfelt post for Jason. Soon, it started getting flooded with tributes and condolence messages. Tom Garfinkel, Dolphins Vice Chairman, President, and CEO said that their hearts are broken and grieving the loss of a man who was a dear friend and beloved by so many people. Adding further, he said that Jason served the Dolphins organization for 14 years and was a beacon in the community.
Tom Garfinkel further said that Jason Jenkins was a trailblazer and champion for others and above all, he treated people with kindness and dignity that left a lasting mark on everyone he met. Tom went on to extend his deepest condolences and his unwavering support to his wife, Elizabeth, and his three children. Apart from Garfinkel, other personalities also came forward and paid the senior vice president sincere tributes. It is no doubt to say that everyone was saddened to learn about his sudden death news. His teammates, friends, and his fans flooded the internet with heartfelt messages and posts.
2015 saw Jenkins advance to his current position after joining the Dolphins from the San Francisco 49ers media department. Many of the Dolphins, Hard Rock Stadium and Miami Grand Prix community outreach initiatives were spearheaded by him. He developed the team’s “Football Unites” initiative and presided over the board of the Dolphins Challenge Cancer, the biggest NFL charity event that has helped the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center raise more than $53 million.
The Texas Tech graduate from Houston served on the boards of the Anti-Defamation League Florida, Breakthrough Miami, Dolphins Challenge Cancer, Pro Sports Assembly, Urban League of Broward County, Women of Tomorrow, and YWCA Miami, among other South Florida organizations. Jenkins’ funeral plans will be revealed at a later time. Following the Dolphins’ announcement, tributes from other sports media relations specialists from a variety of leagues flooded social media.
B.J. Evans, vice president of the Cleveland Cavaliers, called Jenkins “a fantastic human being.” Owner of the Dolphins Stephen Ross expressed his “heartbreak.” In addition to being a beloved figure in the Miami community, Jason Jenkins was also a wonderful father and husband. Needless to say, a large section of people are shattered to learn about Jason’s passing. However, Jason Jenkins’ cause of death remains to be unknown at this moment.