Eighth-grader Heather Barrientos wins ‘My Cause My Cleats’ contest

Dolphins DE Christian Wilkins will wear cleats during Dec. 22 game

MIAMI – Dolphins DE Christian Wilkins made a surprise visit to a Miami-Dade student’s eighth-grade classroom Tuesday.

Heather Barrientos won a district-wide contest in which the Miami Dolphins and Miami-Dade school district Values Matter partnership. Barrientos’ design was printed on a cleat and was unboxed during the surprise visit to her classroom.

Wilkins, with Miami-Dade County superintendent Alberto M. Cavalho in attendance, also presented Heather Barrientos with a jersey and a little photobombing.

Wilkins will wear Barrientos’ design on Dec. 22 when the Dolphins host the Cincinnati Bengals as part of the NFL league-wide “My Cause My Cleats” initiative that raises money for charities of participating players’ choice.

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