St. Pete Resident to Take Part in 50th Anniversary of the Miami Dolphins06 Oct 2015, Posted by Community, In the Papers, News, Press Releases in
As a teen girl growing up in Miami in the late 1960s, Cory Adler believed there was no better club to join than the Miami Dolphins’ cheerleaders, who were as famous as the football players competing for annual Super Bowl titles.
Adler’s dream came true in 1970 when she tried out and made the exclusive Dolphins’ cheerleading squad. Her three-year career as a cheerleader culminated in 1972 when the Dolphins went undefeated to win a world championship. To this day, no NFL team has gone undefeated through the Super Bowl.
Adler, a St. Petersburg resident for 19 years and currently the director of development for the Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete, is packing her bags this week in preparation for a very memorable trip back to Miami: A weekend celebration of the Dolphins’ 50th anniversary as a pro football franchise.
The team has invited every player and cheerleader from the last 50 years to celebrate the historic milestone anniversary with a flurry of weekend activities, including being announced and honored on the field before and during Sunday’s home game against the rival Buffalo Bills.
“It was a perfect time,” Adler recalls about her three years cheering for NFL legends Don Shula, Larry Csonka, Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, Earl Morrall and so many others. “We’re all sixty years old now and we still keep in touch. I am so glad to have been a part of the Dolphins organization as a young woman. I’m really excited about visiting this weekend and seeing all my friends from those seasons.”
Cory leaves Friday morning. She is available today and tomorrow to converse if you’re looking for a fun human interest story. She has a lot of great old photos and stories to share.