Taylor Remembered – Cary Chow and Mike Jernigan (Fox 10)

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After the SEC Championship Game, Tim Tebow was overcome with emotion. But when someone asked him about Taylor Haugen, a Niceville teenager he never met, the Florida quarterback held his head high. “It puts things in perspective,” said Tebow immediately after the game. “I’m emotional as you can see. But at the end of the day, it’s not really what …

ESPN Video of Taylor Haugen’s Life and Legacy

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The Taylor Haugen Foundation would like to express our deepest gratitude to ESPN, Tom Rinaldi, and Tim Tebow for sharing the story of Taylor’s exceptional life so beautifully. “I think the thing that stands out and presents itself to anybody who comes into contact with the Haugen family and with those involved with their foundation is love. The power of …

ESPN College GameDay to Spotlight Taylor Haugen Foundatoin

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Every Saturday, college football fans tune into ESPN’s College GameDay to preview top matchups and get up to the minute analysis on that day’s games. On Saturday, December 5th, they will also get an opportunity to see how one family turned tragedy into opportunity and examine the unique relationship between Niceville’s Taylor Haugen Foundation and Florida’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim …

Costa Enterprises McDonalds – We’re lovin it!

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Dave and Helen Costa were on hand with Ronald McDonald and several members of the Costa Enterprise family to present a check to the Taylor Haugen Foundation for $5000. Funds were raised at local Costa Enterprise McDonald’s through their “Helmet” campaign throught the month of August. Area residents responded generously including a $1 donation with their food purchases, filling the …

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 …