Taylor Haugen Foundation Names Six Scholarship Winners for Class of 2020

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With an unusual spring semester for the class of 2020, one thing remains the norm, an opportunity to receive a prestigious scholarship named to honor Taylor Haugen’s legacy. Haugen, T as his friends and family called him, passed away from an abdominal injury sustained while playing football for Niceville High School in 2008. After some fundraising by Niceville High School …

Abdominal Injury in Youth Football Awareness Month

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August 2020 Named “Abdominal Injury in Youth Football Awareness Month” in Florida The Florida House of Representatives passed a resolution to recognize August 2020 as “Abdominal Injury in Youth Football Awareness Month.” This ceremonial resolution was sponsored by Representative Mel Ponder. The Taylor Haugen Foundation aims to honor Taylor’s legacy while protecting youth football players from abdominal injuries. Having the …

School Sports Injuries: Are Your Kid’s School Programs Safe Enough?

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By Brian Haugen With the increased competition and intensity levels in today’s sports programs, many parents have concerns about sports injury prevention for their kids. More than 46 million children participate in sports in the United States. Many end up getting hurt in the process. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 2.6 million emergency room …

THF Recipient of Coins For A Cause

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The Taylor Haugen Foundation is honored to be chosen as a recipient for the Destin Commons’ Coins For A Cause for the second year. Proceeds from donations to the parking meters along the center’s interior streets and the Destin Commons’ annual Smoke on the Coast barbecue festival go to local charities. This year’s 9th annual Smoke on the Coast starts …

Solaris Dinner Cruise Fundraiser

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We had a great time aboard the Solaris Yacht on March 28th. The Taylor Haugen Foundation and the Board of Directors hosted a successful dinner cruise fundraiser. It was a perfect evening to enjoy a colorful sunset and fine dining. With the generous support of our sponsors we are able to outfit student athletes with abdominal protection equipment. We are …

Lydia Turner Announced as 2019 Taylor Haugen Trophy Recipient

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Sam Grubenhoff – The cursor on Lydia Turner’s word processer blinked in and out of existence, the only mark on a blank page. A senior at the Rocky Bayou Christian School in Niceville, Turner had always struggled to write essays. Unless they were academic, unless they answered some impersonal question, she struggled to find answers. It’s one of the few …

Jets’ Leggett Helping Raise Awareness for Abdominal Injuries

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By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. – FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jordan Leggett remembers the sudden buzz on the sideline and in the stands as cellphones lit up with texts delivering the scary news. A young player from a rival high school football squad in Florida had been seriously injured during a game and he might not make it. “Everybody on …

Randy Wise Homes, Inc. & United Bank Donates!

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  BAKER, FL – In an effort to give back to the community, and to honor the memory of a special young person and our military and their families, home developer Randy Wise Homes together with United Bank have pledged to donate proceeds from the sale of a Mill Creek Farms residence to both the Taylor Haugen Foundation and the …

Learn the ABC’s of Abdominal Injury Assessment

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Abdominal injuries in athletes can range in severity from abdominal strains to internal bleeding and can include outcomes as serious as organ failure and death (Barrett, C. and Smith, D., para. 1.; Recognition and Management of Abdominal Injuries at Athletic Events). The Taylor Haugen Foundation’s mission to research, protect and educate individuals on internal abdominal injuries sustained in contact sports, …