PRESS | Press Release
Posted on 02/20/2013
In 2004, Miami Dolphins legendary defender Jason Taylor launched the first-ever Jason Taylor Celebrity Golf Classic with a goal of helping children in need. Today, the current ESPN analyst and 2007 NFL Man of the Year will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of what has become one of the premier charitable events in South Florida! Taylor and his wife, Katina, will host the tenth annual Jason Taylor Celebrity Golf Classic Presented by Community Capital Management and Invicta Watch Group on February 24-25, 2013. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jason Taylor Foundation, Holtz Children's Hospital and Take Stock in Children.
The special event kicks-off on Sunday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. with a "White Party" dinner and charity auction, poolside, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The star-studded affair will feature celebrity guests, a silent auction, musical stylings by Michael "DJ 1Tre" Marino and a special performance by hip hop pioneers The SugarHill Gang at South Florida's most spectacular venue. All golfers will tee off at Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie, Fla. on Monday morning, February 25.
The Taylors will be joined by an all-star guest list that features some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. From the music and television worlds, Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNC fame will return to the Classic while Aubrey O'Day of Danity Kane and The Celebrity Apprentice will make her first appearance at the annual charity event.
The list of sports stars once again seems endless, including the likes of Ronnie Brown (Pro Bowl running back), Tedy Bruschi (three-time Super Bowl Champion with New England Patriots and current ESPN Analyst), Jeff Conine (two-time World Series Champion: "Mr. Marlin"), Andre Dawson (member of MLB Hall of Fame), Richard Dent (former Chicago Bear great and member of NFL Hall of Fame), Jay Feely (Arizona Cardinals kicker), Dwight Freeney (seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end), Ed "Too Tall" Jones (member of Dallas Cowboys "Doomsday Defense"), Olindo Mare (former Dolphins and current Carolina Panthers kicker), O.J. McDuffie (two-time Miami Dolphins MVP), Jonathan Ogden (Baltimore Ravens legendary left tackle & 2013 NFL Hall of Fame inductee), Maurkice Pouncey (Pittsburgh Steelers three-time All-Pro center), Mike Pouncey (Dolphins center & member of 2009 BCS National Champion Gator squad), Mark Schlereth (three-time Super Bowl Champion with the Washington Redskins & Denver Broncos), Tony Siragusa (FOX broadcaster and member of Baltimore Ravens 2000 Super Bowl championship team), Bruce Smith (Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame; NFL's All-Time sack leader), Dwight Stephenson (Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame) and Zach Thomas (Miami Dolphins legendary linebacker).
For the eighth consecutive year, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC, have generously donated a Scion tC for the raffle (www.Scion.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 2013 Scion tC.
In addition to Community Capital Management and Invicta Watch Group, other major contributors to the Jason Taylor Celebrity Golf Classic include 3CInteractive, 790 AM/104.3 FM The Ticket, American Express, Bessemer Trust, Best Buy (Davie, Pembroke Pines & Margate Stores), Brown-Forman, Callaway, Carnival Cruise Lines, Chambord Flavored Vodka, Chick-fil-A at Davie North, Dada, Divine Delicacies, Doctors Hospital, EDCO Awards & Specialties, Fastboats Marine Group, Tony Galvin, Gerlinde & Michael Photography, Graycliff Cigar Company, Heritage Travelware, JM Family Enterprises, JM Lexus, Jordan Brand, JuiceBlendz, Kopelowitz Ostrow Attorneys at Law, Miami Dolphins, Michelob Ultra, Motive8 Marketing, NeoStar Sports & Entertainment, Neutrogena, Pepsi Beverages Company, Perry Ellis, Publix, Seminole Tribe of Florida, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, ShakeFX, Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC, Steven Douglas Associates, Techzilla Tech Support and VooDoo BBQ & Grill.
Limited individual tickets still remain for the "White Party" 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 www.JasonTaylorFoundation.org.