By: Sharon Aron Baron
A Coral Springs Army Veteran received a surprise after the Miami Dolphins, in collaboration with Verizon, surprised him with smart technology gear in his home.
After Army Veteran Patrick Moore enjoyed a day watching the Miami Dolphins practice at their training camp on Sunday, he arrived home to a surprise and welcome by Miami Dolphins Alumni Kim Bokamper, Nat Moore, and Cheerleaders Briana and Carina – along with the latest installments of Verizon’s smart technology.
Verizon installed a Ring Doorbell, Chromecast Ultra, Google Home + Mini, Nest Cam, Canary, All in one, WeMo Smart Plug and Tile 4 pack, all managed via a Google Pixel 2 smartphone.
“I’m totally surprised and overwhelmed at the amount of great things that Verizon was able to provide us, and the Miami Dolphins gave us access to players and an incredible on-field experience,” said Moore.
An Army veteran of 20 years, during his time in the military, Moore was a squad leader for the 75th Ranger Regiment and was awarded the Expert Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and two Bronze Stars among several others. He continues to serve the Army as a military exercise planner. He is also a husband and a father.
“Verizon has a longstanding commitment to supporting our military communities,” Verizon Southeast Market President Russ Preite said. “We are thrilled to partner with the Dolphins to honor the service and sacrifice of Major Moore, and we hope the technology we installed today will help enhance his family’s home and keep them all connected.”
Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President of Special Projects & Alumni Relations Nat Moore said the Miami Dolphins have a decades-long tradition of celebrating and recognizing the men and women of the armed forces and first responders who have dedicated their lives to the service of America.
“Today is another example of the Dolphins’ teamwork at work, uniting together with Verizon to surprise the Moore family and honor Patrick for the service he has done and continues to provide,” he said.
The event is part of a Miami Dolphins and Verizon collaborative effort to highlight Army veterans.
Said Moore, “My experience in the military was fantastic but never in a million years did I think that it was going to lead to this. For all veterans ?— I say thank you for your service. And thank you Verizon and thank you Miami Dolphins.”