In 2012, Phil Morin asked a few of his fantasy football buddies if they might be interested in trading the keyboard for the clipboard and signing up to play in the New York Football Giants Snow Bowl.
“Special Olympics is a very worthwhile charity that people are happy to give to they just need to be asked. It’s been all low dollars from friends, from family, from coworkers, that see how inspired how I get and my friends get from interacting with Finn.”
Their response was a resounding “Let’s get started.” and they did. The group from Cranford, New Jersey created the Shark Finns in honor of Phil’s one-year-old son Finn.
In the years since, the team has seen some players hang up the cleats and few new players join on but their mission of raising funds for Special Olympics athletes like Finn has remained the focus. As a team, the Shark Finns have raised more than $125,000 through their fundraising efforts. As for Finn, he’s since been involved with the Special Olympics through the Young Athletes Program.Donate to the Shark Finns