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Legal Aid Programs in Broward to Honor Former All-Pro Miami Dolphins Linebacker John Offerdahl During 10th Annual Bridge to Justice Breakfast

John Offerdahl
The organizations will honor entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former all-pro Miami Dolphins linebacker John Offerdahl with the Bridge to Justice Award. This award recognizes and highlights the important work an individual has done to build connections and resources in Broward County. Photo: Conceptual Communications.

PLANTATION, FL – The Legal Aid programs in Broward County will jointly hold their annual Bridge to Justice breakfast fundraiser honoring the bridge between the legal and business communities on Friday, June 3, 2022, at Signature Grand Event venue in Davie, Florida. (6900 W State Rd 84, Davie)

The organizations will honor entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former all-pro Miami Dolphins linebacker John Offerdahl with the Bridge to Justice Award. This award recognizes and highlights the important work an individual has done to build connections and resources in Broward County.

“Throughout his entire adult life John had devoted himself to assisting the most vulnerable in our community. During the past twenty years John has been a never-ending bridge of resources to foster care, family and homeless agencies. John and his wife Lynn established the Offerdahl Hand Off Foundation in 2012 to help families become self-supportive by providing housing and educational resources, including the Broward College Offerdahl Scholarship. During the past two years of the pandemic, John launched a significant undertaking by providing more than a million meals to our frontline healthcare providers and at-risk population. We cannot think of a more worthy candidate to receive this award” said Douglas Reynolds, Board Chair of Legal Aid Service of Broward County.

During the breakfast program, guests will also hear from Pulitzer Prize-Winning AuthorGilbert King who will share his dynamic perspectives blending his gift for narrative with his knowledge of civil rights cases. King has written about race, civil rights, and the death penalty for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Atlantic, and he is a contributor to The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system. King will also unveil his most recent project during the program.


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The annual Bridge to Justice Breakfast serves to increase awareness and raise critical funds for Legal Aid programs in Broward. The morning program will spotlight the vital work of these organizations to assist vulnerable and underserved populations in Broward. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit the more than 20,000 children, seniors, veterans, homeless persons, victims of domestic violence and other crimes, unaccompanied immigrant minors, and persons living with HIV/AIDS served by Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida each year.

The breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m. with coffee and networking and a breakfast and program starting at 8:00 a.m.  Individual tickets are $80 and available by going to https://bit.ly/BTJ2022.

Event sponsors include JM Family, Jacquelyn & Bruce Rogow, Setnor Byer Insurance and Risk, Shutts, Buchanan Ingersoll-Rooney, Florida Power and Light, GlantzLaw, Kim Vaughan Lerner, Tripp Scott, Valley Bank, South Florida Business & Wealth, Birnbaum, Lippman, Gregoire PLLC, Centennial Bank, GrayRobinson, PA, Kelley Kronenberg, Kelley Legal, King Lindsey, P.A., Law Office of Diana Santa Maria,  Nelson Mullins, Truist Bank, Van Horn Law Group, Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP, Associated Investor Services, Inc., Boies Schiller Flexner, LLP, Carlos E. Sandoval P.A., Joshua Levenson, Esq., Law Offices of Khani & Auerbach, Law Offices of Samantha J. Fitzgerald, The Quackenbush Law Firm, Rosen Injury Law, P.A.

About Legal Aid Programs in Broward County
Legal Aid Service of Broward County is a not-for-profit law firm established in 1973. The mission is to provide high quality free civil legal advice, representation and education to the poor of Broward County so as to improve the lifestyle and living conditions of the low-income community and to encourage self-sufficiency.

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida is a not-for-profit law firm established in 2003 and funded, in part, by the Legal Services Corporation. The mission is to improve the lives of low-income persons in our community through advocacy, education, representation and empowerment.

Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) are 501(c)(3) corporations registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer services (LAS #SC-02337 and CCLA #CH19226).  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state OR VISITING WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM.

Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.


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