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Floral Group Does Partnership With Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa

Danny Sanchez, founder of South Florals, talks about how the group has formed the bond over flowers with the Fins starting quarterback.

 

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South Florals announces partnership with The Tua Foundation

Today, South Florals is announcing a new partnership with The Tua Foundation established by Miami Dolphins Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Teaming up to further support the non-profit organization’s youth initiatives, health and wellness, and other charitable causes, South Florals is introducing the launch of the TUA Leis with proceeds benefiting The Tua Foundation.

Designed specifically for Tua and his fans nationwide, the custom leis are made with either fresh florals or silk flowers in orange and blue resembling the Miami Dolphin team colors. The TUA Leis will be available in all of the South Florals retail locations throughout South Florida and online. The silk TUA Leis will also be available for purchase and shipping nationwide to all 50 states and are now available for pre-order online at: www.southflorals.com/tua

“The Tua Foundation is excited to team with South Florals,” said Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins Quarterback. “It is our hope that TUA Leis will help in our charitable mission to support kids for years to come.”

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In addition to giving back to those the non-profit organization supports, together South Florals and The Tua Foundation are aiming to build on Tua’s tradition of using floral leis before and after football games and at media appearances to create a new tradition amongst Dolphin fans. The hope is to encourage fans to join in on wearing the leis on game days, interact in a new way, and show their support for Tua and The Foundation.

“We are very excited to partner with The Tua Foundation and Miami Dolphins Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to further support their cause,” commented, Daniel Sanchez, Founder and CEO of South Florals. “We are looking forward to the launch of the custom designed TUA Leis and bringing the tradition of the leis to Dolphin fans in South Florida and in the homes of Tua fans across the country.”

Part of the Polynesian culture, the lei (a wreath of flowers) is commonly presented upon arriving or leaving as a symbol of affection. For Tua and his family, the leis have often been given by Tua’s parents to congratulate big game wins or show support throughout his football career. Stemming back to his collegiate football days at Alabama, the tradition of the lei with Tua and his parents grew in such popularity that local companies and venues began handing out leis in Alabama colors to fans on big game days.

Tua Tagovailoa was the #5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins after a record-breaking career at the University of Alabama. He was the highest drafted quarterback by the Dolphins since 1967. As a freshman at Alabama, he led the team to the College Football National Championship and was named MVP after throwing a touchdown in overtime to win the game.

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On the late April evening when he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins, Tua Tagovailoa and his entire family wore leis, a tribute to the family’s Polynesian culture. When Tagovailoa arrived at Hard Rock Stadium to make his first NFL start in November, he sported a floral button-up with an ie faitaga around his waist and a kukui lei around his neck.

During life’s biggest moments, Tagovailoa has remembered and honored his diverse background and heritage by donning the lei, a necklace commonly presented upon arriving or leaving as a symbol of affection in Polynesian culture.