The Foundation’s Purpose

There are Four Main Areas of Emphasis for The Taylor Haugen Foundation

Taylor Haugen Trophy

In conjunction with the All Sports Association, the Taylor Haugen Foundation presents the Taylor Haugen Trophy and award to a local athlete. The trophy recognizes the student who best represents a combination of faith, leadership, academics, community service and athletics as a lasting tribute to Taylor’s motto, “Don’t Quit, Never Give Up.”

Scholarship Program

Three $1500 scholarships are offered annually, 1 to Niceville High School, 2 to Okaloosa County, 1 to Walton County, and 1 in Santa Rosa. Taylor was comfortably expressive about his faith in God and showed it through his commitment to volunteer work in his church and community. The Foundation recognizes well-rounded individuals who demonstrate the perseverance to improve themselves in all aspects of their life while enjoying God’s gifts to the fullest, as Taylor did. Scholarship applications are accepted till mid-February each year.

Please check the website application for the exact deadline date each for year.

Youth Local Groups

Started in 2009 by friends of Taylor who were middle and high school students in , the mission is “Youth taking Taylor’s passion for serving others into their communities by lending a hand to those in need and positively impacting the world around them through Christ.” The Youth Corps performed acts of service for under-served people and places in need in our community. In 2014, the Youth Corp began partnering with area school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCAs) to expand its outreach into the community.

YESS© Program

The YESS© program will, through a variety of mediums, provide abdominal safety awareness and equipment to middle and high school aged teams, School Boards, and community groups within the secondary age group. Based on available resources, the Foundation will energetically partner with interested groups to present grants, match funds, and/or provide education in order to promote this much needed abdominal safety equipment.

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