As the February weekend wrapped up, Jason Taylor talked to Class Act Sports about his ninth-annual Celebrity Golf Classic benefitting the Jason Taylor Foundation.
“It’s been outstanding. The final number we are still working on, but it will be better than last year for sure. We had tremendous support, a great group of celebrities. The sponsors have been fantastic. Community Capital Management, and The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino stepped up huge for us this year. After nine years, to see it still going and growing it’s great to see,” Taylor told Class Act Sports.
The event was filled with athletes, including former teammates such as Zach Thomas, Pro Bowler Bart Scott, as well as actors, actresses and musicians like Kevin and Nick Jonas.
The linebacker/defensive end played 13 of his 15 seasons in Miami, and retired after the 2011 season. That has given him even more time to work on his foundation.
“Football is one thing that you do as a profession and as a passion and you enjoy doing it. But the opportunity and the chance to help a kid grow, help people in our community grow and become our future leaders is important to us. That’s why we do what we do here as a foundation,” he said.
Taylor understands that the kids are the future of America, so helping them in any way possible is a great venture to undertake.
“We are trying to help these kids make the right choices, get on the right path. Grow, learn, educate themselves. They are our future leaders. Our sheriffs, our teachers, our politicians, future football players. Guys and girls that can help do what we do now. Having 40 scholarships now where we have kids that are going to college and things like that are why we do what we do, and we enjoy it,” Taylor told Class Act Sports.
Before this years event, his foundation, which helps children’s school programs as well as health care and influencing their lives in a positive way, had raised more than $2 million for these causes.
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