Wine Tasting to Benefit THF

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On September 17th Mike & Yvonne Freeman hosted a wine tasting in their Destin home. Guests were served six California wines, each paired with deliciously prepared dishes by Mary & Patty at Chef on the Go. Brian and Mike spoke about the foundation’s mission & purpose. Donations were accepted. To date over $8000 in contributions were received.

Niceville Chamber of Commerce Silent Auction

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Attendees of the Niceville Chamber of Commerce Silent Auction enjoyed the lovely atmosphere of the Rocky Bayou Country Club which was the location for their Silent Auction held September 18th. A plethora of items were up for bid thanks to the generosity of many local businesses. The Taylor Haugen Foundation received a portion of the proceeds from the auction. In …

Plaque Dedication at FUMC

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Family, friends, and mentors of Taylor Haugen gathered in the Community Life Center at the Niceville First United Methodst Church on Wednesday, September 16 to dedicate a plaque to the Memorial Fund at the church in Taylor’s Name. Taylor’s life centered around the four “Fs” of Faith, Family, Friends, and Football and Niceville FUMC was home for his spiritual community. …

Taylor Haugen Foundation wins at Battle of the Bands

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Thanks to the musical talent of Reed Waddle, the Taylor Haugen Foundation was the recipient of a check from Destin Commons’ Coins for a Cause for $1174.05. Our thanks to Reed for designating THF as his charity, to Destin Commons for sponsoring a worthy event, to Bluepoint Fish Club for hosting, and for all the generous “voters” who cast their …

The All-American Rejects “A Celebration of Taylor” Concert Raises $65,000 for The Taylor Haugen Foundation

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Niceville, Fla. (April 14, 2009) – “A Celebration of Taylor,” a special tribute concert featuring a rare acoustic performance by the multi-platinum recording artist The All-American Rejects on Wednesday, March 18th at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville, Fla. successfully raised over $65,000 for the Taylor Haugen Foundation. Local resident and award-winning singer songwriter Reed Waddle was on hand …

Taylor Haugen Foundation seeks Essays, Poems, Letters and Original Art Work

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The Taylor Haugen Foundation is accepting new and previously written essays, poems, letters, and artwork for a compilation of community works. Submissions should focus on either Taylor’s personal mantra of “Don’t Quit- Never Give up” or how Taylor’s life and death has effected the writer or artist’s commitment to family, faith, or community. “We have heard that students have used …

The All-American Rejects to perform for Taylor Haugen

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‘A Celebration of Taylor’ with the All-American Rejects and Reed Waddle to be held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville, FL Niceville, Fla. (February 27, 2009) – The Taylor Haugen Foundation announces “A Celebration of Taylor,” a special tribute concert featuring a rare acoustic performance by the multi-platinum recording artist The All-American Rejects on Wednesday, March 18th at …

Vickery earns inaugural Taylor Haugen Trophy

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FLBy Adam Pruiett Northwest Florida Daily News For those who know Caise Vickery, his selection as the first recipient of the Taylor Haugen Trophy by the All Sports Association, Inc., seems like the perfect fit. Many of the qualities that made Haugen so special are possessed by Vickery. The Fort Walton Beach senior is devout in his faith, athletic, academically …

Haugen Foundation Details

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Taylor’s parents, Brian and Kathy Haugen, have established a scholarship foundation in their son’s memory September 27, 2008 – 3:51PM Kelli Hernandez Daily News contributing writer A community shaken with grief four weeks ago following the tragic accident that claimed the life of 15-year-old Taylor Haugen during a football game will soon be able to remember him in a way …

The Haugen Family Establishes Foundation

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The Haugen Family Establishes The Taylor Haugen Foundation Annual Scholarship Fund Celebrates Memory of the late Niceville High School Student Who Passed Away on August 30, 2008 Valparaiso, Fla. (September 11, 2008) – Following the death of Taylor Haugen, the beloved 15-year-old Niceville High School student who passed away on August 30, 2008, parents Brian & Kathy Haugen are honored …