Jason Taylor Foundation Press Release | Posted at 9:30 AM EST
After celebrating the 10th Anniversary of one of his most original and most popular fundraising efforts last year, Miami Dolphins legendary defender, Jason Taylor, will kick off another decade of table tennis and philanthropy with the 3Cinteractive JT’s Ping-Pong Smash 11 – Presented by Publix on Monday, November 3 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jason Taylor Foundation, 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.
This one-of-a-kind event will once again pair generous community members with some of the Sunshine State’s most recognizable personalities from the worlds of sports and entertainment, including Taylor, as well as a host of current and former Miami Dolphins players, Dolphins cheerleaders and others. The duos will compete in a round-robin style ping-pong tournament while raising money for local children’s charities. The fun-filled, electric atmosphere will also feature DJ Lazof the all new Hits 97.3 FM, along with Power Parties DJs & Lightingfilling the arena with today’s hottest music, in addition to the Best Buy Fun Zone, where those in attendance can enjoy a Best Buy gaming station, hair cuts, interactive games and more!
Also taking place at this year’s Smash is the first-ever JTF Garage Sale, featuring nearly 2,000 items, including well over 1,000 items priced at or below $5 each. Some of the “treasures” donors may find at the JTF Garage Sale include t-shirts from past events priced at $2 each, hats for $3 each, polo shirts priced at $5 each and various bags, wallets and other specialty items. Additionally, Jason Taylor has included some of his own unique items such as pairs of his actual football gloves, cleats, jerseys and even several personal items taken directly from the football hero’s locker following his retirement. One hundred percent of all proceeds raised from the JTF Garage Sale will directly benefit the young people served by the Jason Taylor Foundation.
Prior to the action that evening, the Jason Taylor Foundation will hold the seventh-annual Ping-Pong Smash Kids Clinic – Supported by UPS. Nearly 100 deserving children will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the world’s fastest sport from former Puerto Rican Junior National Table Tennis Champion and three-time JT’s Ping-Pong Smash Champion, Juan Ly. The Kids Clinic will take place from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, also at Hard Rock Live.
Following the event, participants will attend the Hooters Champions’ Celebration to take part in the awards ceremony, a silent auction and loads of fun all while FM 104.3 The Ticket broadcasts live from the event!
In addition to 3Cinteractive, Publix, Hooters and UPS, other supporters include FM 104.3 The Ticket, A&T Dry Cleaners, Best Buy of Davie, Carefree Boat Club, Daszkal Bolton LLP, Envy Motoring, Fanatics, Flanigan’s Seafood Bar & Grill, Gerlinde & Michael Photography, Global Wealth Management, Grounds Group, Inko Dada, Invicta Watch Company, The Jorge Nation Foundation, Juicera, Killerspin, The Law Offices of Lawrence Zieper, Big Dick’s Muscle Cars, Northwestern Mutual, PopGraphicsUSA.com, Redline Media Group, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Steven Douglas Associates, UB Chillin’ and Zing Sock Club.
Doors open for the 3Cinteractive JT’s Ping-Pong Smash 11 – Presented by Publix, as well as the JTF Garage Sale, at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 3. Admission to the event is a $5.00 donation to the Jason Taylor Foundation. For more information on this great and exciting event, please call us at (954) 424-0799 or visit www.jasontaylorfoundation.org, www.facebook.com/jasontaylorfoundation or follow us on Twitter @JTFoundation99 (#JTPPS #JTFGarageSale).
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