NFL All-Pro Jason Taylor, the 2007 NFL Man of the Year, and his wife, Katina, will host the eighth annual Jason Taylor Celebrity Golf Classic Presented by BankAtlantic & Community Capital Management on February 27-28, 2011.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jason Taylor Foundation, Holtz Children’s Hospital and Take Stock in Children.

For the second consecutive year, the Jason Taylor Foundation is partnering with celebrity cook and DJ, Steve Martorano, to host the star-studded kick-off “Studio 99” Martorano’s Dinner & Charity Auction on Sunday, Feb. 27 at the restaurateur’s largest dining experience, Martorano’s Italian-American Kitchen at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel.

The Taylors will be joined by an all-star guest list featuring some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. Attendees will include Will Allen (Miami Dolphins cornerback), Morten Andersen (NFL’s All-Time leading scorer & seven-time Pro Bowl performer), Ronnie Brown (Miami Dolphins running back), Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, Hall of Fame outfielder Andre Dawson, Chris Doleman (eight-time Pro Bowl performer), Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots tight end), actor Omari Hardwick (“For Colored Girls,” TNT’s Dark Blue & “The A-Team”), Kevin Jonas and Nick Jonas (platinum certified selling artists, the Jonas Brothers), Ed “Too Tall” Jones (member of Dallas Cowboys “Doomsday Defense”), Chris Kirkpatrick (*NSYNC), O.J. McDuffie (two-time Miami Dolphins MVP), John Offerdahl (five-time Pro Bowler), New York Jets linebackers Calvin Pace & Bart Scott, Zach Thomas (Miami Dolphins legendary linebacker), Gino Torretta (1992 Heisman Trophy winner) and Ickey Woods (former NFL running back).

On Monday morning, February 28, all golfers will tee off at the Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie

For the sixth 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 2011 Scion tC.

In addition to BankAtlantic, Community Capital Management and Martorano’s, other major contributors to the Jason Taylor Celebrity Golf Classic include 3CInteractive, Bessemer Trust, Carnival Cruise Lines, Callaway, Dada, Divine Delicacies, Doctors Hospital, Fastboats Marine Group, Ted Foxman, Gerlinde & Michael Photography, Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, Heritage Travelware, JM Family Enterprises, JM Lexus, Jordan Brand, JuiceBlendz, Levinson Jewelers, NeoStar Sports & Entertainment, Neutrogena, Pepsi Beverages Company, Perry Ellis, ProCamps, ProTect Management Publix, Heather Randall, Redline Media Group, Robert Sahn, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC and Steven Douglas Associates.

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 BankAtlantic & Community Capital Management or the Jason Taylor Foundation, please call (954) 424-0799 or visit www.JasonTaylorFoundation.org.

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