The Marlins Wives held their annual drive to help prepare South Florida's less fortunate children with the necessary supplies to head back to school. School supplies, such as paper, pencils, folders, notebooks, backpacks, calculators, rulers, crayons, and even clothing such as socks and under garments, were collected at the entrance gates. Items were donated to local children's charities and underserved schools in South Florida. Fans who donated supplies received two complimentary tickets to a 2012 Marlins home game.
The Marlins Wives and the Marlins Foundation once again teamed up to hold the Wives Tackle Box Auction. Each Tackle Box represented a Marlins player and included autographed memorabilia and equipment as well as items unique to their personalities. The Marlins wives collected the items for the tackle boxes and were presented during the silent auction held at Marlins Park in Section 16. Proceeds benefited the Shake-A-Leg Miami.
In a new twist to the Citrus Series, the Rays and Marlins wives played the second annual Citrus Cup Softball game. Prior to the start of the game at Marlins Park, fans had the opportunity to arrive when gates open for the 5:30 softball game time prior to that night's game. This year the winning team received $2,000 to donate to the charity of their choice. The Marlins Wives played on behalf of Shake-A-Leg Miami which uses the environment to improve the health, education, independence and quality of life for all with an emphasis on individuals with physical, developmental and economic challenges. For more information visit www.shakealegmiami.org