HOLLYWOOD, FLA. – Pittsburgh native Jason Taylor, legendary Miami Dolphins defender and 2007 NFL Man of the Year, will celebrate another year of his charitable Foundation’s work in the South Florida community with the 12th annual Jason Taylor Celebrity Golf Classic Presented by Community Capital Management and Invicta Watch Group on February 15-16, 2015. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jason Taylor Foundation, Holtz Children’s Hospital and Take Stock in Children.
The festivities will begin this Sunday evening, February 15, with “The heART of Giving” Charity Dinner and Auction at Bongos Cuban Café located at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The star-studded affair, emceed by Joy Taylor, younger sister of Jason, and co-host of FM 104.3/790 AM The Ticket’s Morning Show, will feature celebrity guests, a silent auction and performances throughout the evening from a myriad of artists representing diverse disciplines, including saxophonist Jon Saxx, visual artists Surge, Nate Dee and James Brutus, the Raw Miami Crew performers and teen poets from SPEAK! as part of the Foundation’s own Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. Additionally, guests will be entertained throughout the evening by the musical stylings of Power Parties and Que Bolero Band. All golfers will tee off at Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie, Fla. on Monday morning, February 16.
An all-star guest list is again slated to support the Jason Taylor Foundation at this year’s Classic. The Dolphins career sack leader will be joined by current Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl performers Brent Grimes, Mike Pouncey and Brandon Fields, among others. Actor Omari Hardwick, who partnered with the Jason Taylor Foundation to found the bluapple Poetry Network and currently stars in the hit series Power, will also be in attendance, as will Derrick Brooks (Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker), Ronnie Brown (Pro Bowl running back), Dan Carpenter (Pro Bowl running back), Ki-Jana Carter (former NFL #1 overall selection), Channing Crowder (former Dolphins linebacker and current 560 WQAM radio personality), Chris Doleman (Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end), Teddy Dupay (Former Florida Gators shooting guard), Leroy Hoard (former Pro Bowl running back), Ed “Too Tall” Jones (member of Dallas Cowboys “Doomsday Defense”), Rob Konrad (former Dolphins fullback), Sam Madison (former Dolphins Pro Bowl cornerback) Olindo Mare (former Dolphins and Carolina Panthers kicker), Maurkice Pouncey (Pittsburgh Steelers three-time All-Pro center), Brett Romberg (former Miami Hurricanes and NFL center), Mark Schlereth (ESPN broadcaster and three-time Super Bowl Champion), Bart Scott (CBS NFL analyst and former All-Pro linebacker), Tony Siragusa (FOX broadcaster and member of Baltimore Ravens 2000 Super Bowl championship team), and Ickey Woods (former NFL All-Pro running back ).
For the tenth consecutive year, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC, have generously donated a vehicle to be raffled off as part of the Jason Taylor Celebrity Golf Classic. For the first time, however, donors have a chance to win a 2015 Toyota Corolla S (www.Toyota.com)! Tickets are available for a $100 contribution (each) to the Jason Taylor Foundation and the winning ticket will be drawn following the golf tournament on Monday. A maximum of only 500 tickets will be sold and one lucky winner will drive away in a 2015 Toyota Corolla S.
In addition to Invicta Watch Group, Community Capital Management and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, other major contributors to the Jason Taylor Celebrity Golf Classic include 3CInteractive, FM 104.3/790 AM The Ticket, A&T Dry Cleaners, BankUnited, Best Buy of Davie Town Center, Brown-Forman, Callaway, Choice Transportation, Dada, DBI Services, Doctors Hospital, EDCO Awards & Specialties, Tony Galvin, Gerlinde & Michael Photography, Graycliff Cigar Company, The Halsey Gaister Collins Group, High End Transport, Heritage Travelware, Heroes of Hip Hop, Hoffman’s Chocolates, JM Family Enterprises, JM Lexus, Jordan Brand, JuiceBlendz, Kopelowitz Ostrow Attorneys at Law, Doug Leeman, Michelob Ultra, Pepsi Beverages Company, PDQ, Perry Ellis, Power Parties, Premier Beverage Company, Raw Miami Crew, Seminole Tribe of Florida, ShakeFX, Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC, Steven Douglas Associates, Sullivan Construction, UPS, Wizard Creations and Zing Sock Club.
Limited individual tickets still remain for The heART of Giving Dinner & Charity Auction for $250 each or $2,000 for groups of 10, and can be purchased by calling the Jason Taylor Foundation at (954) 424-0799.
The Jason Taylor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support and create programs that facilitate the personal growth and empowerment of South Florida’s children in need by focusing on improved health care, education and quality of life. For more information on the Jason Taylor Celebrity Golf Classic Presented by Community Capital Management and Invicta Watch Group or the Jason Taylor Foundation, please visit the organization’s website at www.JasonTaylorFoundation.org or follow on social media sites including Facebook: www.facebook.com/jasontaylorfoundation or Twitter: www.twitter.com/@jtfoundation99.