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(Miami, April 26, 2018) Retired Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes Offensive Lineman Vernon Carey and the Vernon Carey Foundation presented three scholarships to a High School Senior at Miami Central, Miami Northwestern and Miami Carol City Senior High Schools on Thursday, April 26th. The scholarships are part of the Vernon Carey Foundation “One Step to a Brighter Future” Scholarship program. Each scholarship is in the amount of $2,500.00, totaling $7,500.00 given out to deserving local students.

The schools selected have extra special ties to the Vernon Carey Foundation Board Members. Miami Northwestern is the Alma Mater of Vernon Carey. The Miami Carol City scholarship is in memory of Vincent Banks, father of LaTavia Carey and father in law to Vernon Carey. Miami Central is the Alma Mater of Felix Williams; Mentor to Vernon Carey and Treasurer of the Vernon Carey Foundation. Congratulations to Brittney Jones (Miami Carol City Senior High School) Guerley Benoit(Miami Northwestern High School) and Miya Gilmore (Miami Central High School).

One of the goals of the Vernon Carey Foundation is to give children a vision of hope. “I am humbled to be able to present three amazing young ladies with a scholarship check towards them continuing their education. Each one represents their school, family and community in such an extraordinary way. I know they will continue to make everyone proud,” said Vernon Carey.

The Vernon Carey Foundation creates programs and provides support to encourage the improvement of our youth. These programs are designed to enhance educational and recreational development and economic opportunities within the community. Money raised from the Tournament will fund the Foundation’s Programs including the Vernon Carey Foundation “One-Step to a Brighter Future” Scholarship and Mentoring Program with Miami-Dade Public Middle Schools, Back to School Sneaker Shopping Spree Event, Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway, Holiday Mall Shopping Spree and additional charitable contributions to Youth Athletics and Education. For more information on the Vernon Carey Foundation, please visit

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