Started in 2001 the Miami Dolphin Touchdown Club by Jim “Maddog” Mandich with a goal to help former Dolphins in need. Today it has expanded to help fight cancer.
Come meet us every Tuesday at Bokamper's in Miramar during the NFL season for an NFL Power Lunch. Meet and greet other professionals while you are entertained by hosts Kim Bokamper and Joe Rose and while they share the state with current and former Dolphins and media personalities. Make excellent business contacts and enjoy great food!
For information on how to join for the 2012 season, please contact Nick Mandich at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Rose, of course shared the radio booth with Mandich and Jimmy Cefalo for a number of years so he also felt a strong obligation to keep the legacy going. He was one of “Mad Dog’s” most popular guests at the luncheon every year.
“I have felt Jim’s presence on everything that I have done from his charity event to this,” Rose said. “Every time I’m in the booth something will happen and I almost sense a Mad Dog moment coming in the corner. He is in my brain and in my mind, so this thing being his baby, you’ve got to bring it every Tuesday because he was so damn good at all of this stuff. He built this up and these are his people.
“If he was here now he would say, ‘Bring it. Don’t throw softballs. What are you worried about? Don’t give me that vanilla ice cream stuff.’ I could hear him saying it now.”
Kim Bokamper had one final important message to get out there after the luncheon ended.
“I would ask fans out there to rally around the Touchdown Club and rally around the legacy of Jim because this is very, very important to him,” he said. “If I didn’t know how important this was to Jim I wouldn’t have been so quick to agree to do it, but I know what this meant to Jim. I know what it means to him to give money back to the organization and help former players, so anybody that can join the Touchdown Club and be a part of it, on behalf of Jim I would ask you to participate.”
Membership to the Miami Dolphins Touchdown Club includes lunch each week, an official Touchdown Club polo shirt and an opportunity to mingle with community business leaders. Jim Mandich started the Touchdown Club with the goal of giving back to the community. Since it was formed, more than $300,000 has been raised through memberships and sponsorships.