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Jason has given his time and talents to a variety of good causes.  Here are just some of the many positive ventures that Jason has had a hand in:
 
  • The past five offseasons, has hosted the “Jason Taylor Celebrity Golf Classic,” which has raised more than $350,000 for the Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Medical Center
  • In addition, the golf classics have committed nearly $150,000 to “Take Stock in Children,” funding seven years of mentoring and four-year college tuition scholarships for 15 deserving sixth-grade students
  • Was part of the Dolphins’ “All-Community Team” in 2007 in which the Foundation donated 20 tickets for every home game, which was split among the Urban League, His House, Overtown Youth Center and The Haven
  • Served as the spokesperson in a public service announcement for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
  • In August of 2007, launched the Jason Taylor Reading Room in Miramar, Fla., an after-school program designed to address the problem of illiteracy among inner-city youth
  • Has also been named a recipient of a 2006 JB Award and a 2005 and 2006 “Good Guy Award” by The Sporting News for his charitable work
  • Was named the 2007 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence
  • In 2007, The Jason Taylor Foundation contributed nearly $320,000 in grants and program services to local organizations dedicated to helping children
  • In July of 2004, established the Jason Taylor Foundation (website: www.jasontaylorfoundation.com) with a mission of “supporting and creating 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”
  • The past two offseasons, has hosted the “Jason Taylor Celebrity Golf Classic,” which raised more than $200,000 for the Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Medical Center
  • This past February, the hospital renamed its learning center The Jason Taylor Children’s Learning Center in recognition of his contributions and support
  • In addition, the 2005 golf classic committed $36,000 to “Take Stock in Children,” funding seven years of mentoring and a four-year college tuition scholarships for three deserving sixth-grade students
  • Funded a fourth scholarship after hosting a benefit with Tiffany & Co. in June of 2005
  • Created the “Big Screens-Big Dreams” program to inspire and motivate area youth through feature film
  • As part of the program, hosted two high school football teams to a screening of “Friday Night Lights” in October of 2004 and then treated nine high school basketball teams from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties to an advance screening of “Coach Carter” in January of 2005
  • In December of 2004, the Jason Taylor Foundation hosted “JT’s Ping-Pong Smash”
  • The first of its kind, the celebrity, doubles table tennis tournament raised nearly $35,000
  • In May of 2003, along with teammate Zach Thomas, was part of a USO/NFL Tour in which he visited various military bases and hospitals in Germany
  • Was part of a similar tour in June, 2003, in which he visited Kuwait and Iraq, including Baghdad, along with Eagles RB Duce Staley and a group of entertainers which included Robert DiNiro, Alyssa Milano, Gary Sinise, John Stamos, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Wayne Newton, Kid Rock and Lee Ann Womack
  • Has also done work with children’s hospitals in Pittsburgh and Akron
  • Has participated in events benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
  • Has assisted in building houses in Miami for Habitat for Humanity
  • Prior to the 1999 season, released his own calendar with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit First Book, a national non-profit organization committed to giving children the opportunity to read and own their first new books
  • From 2000-03, was a member of the “Crunch on Paralysis” team, along with Trace Armstrong and Zach Thomas, that made a donation for every sack and tackle they made to the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
  • Combined, the three donated nearly $52,000 to the Miami Project, in 2000, while Taylor and Thomas’ contribution totaled more than $39,000 in 2001, $46,000 in 2002, and $39,000 in 2003 with Smirnoff doubling that amount
  • For their efforts, the three were named the winner of the team’s Community Service Award for 2000  

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