Hollywood, Fla. (December 11, 2012) – Even in retirement, Miami Dolphins legendary defender Jason Taylor is finding ways to keep his competitive juices flowing. While he no longer chases quarterbacks, he still expects to “smash” his opponents during the 3Cinteractive JT’s Ping-Pong Smash 9 – Presented by Publix on Monday, December 17th at 5:30 p.m. at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
One of his most popular charitable events, the original celebrity doubles table-tennis tournament will benefit the Jason Taylor Foundation 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.
This competitive event will once again pair community members with some of the Sunshine State’s most recognizable personalities from the sports and entertainment world including Taylor and many current and former Miami Dolphins players. The duos will compete in a round-robin style ping-pong tournament while raising money for local children’s charities. The fun-filled, electric atmosphere will also feature DJ Laz of DJ 106.7 FM, along with Power Parties DJs & Lighting who will fill the arena with today’s hottest music. Also featured will be the Best Buy Fun Zone equipped with a Best Buy gaming station, haircuts, interactive challenges and more!
Prior to the action that evening, the Jason Taylor Foundation will hold the fifth annual Ping-Pong Smash Kids Clinic – Presented by the Miami Dolphins. Nearly 100 deserving children will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the world’s fastest sport from former Puerto Rican Junior National Table Tennis Champion and two-time JT’s Ping-Pong Smash Champion, Juan Ly. The Kids Clinic will take place from 3 – 5 p.m., also at Hard Rock Live.
Following the event, participants will attend the Hooters Champions’ Celebration to take part in the awards ceremony, a silent auction and loads of fun!
In addition to 3Cinteractive, Publix, Hooters and the Miami Dolphins, other supporters include ASAM Financial Group, Best Buy of Davie, County Line Chiropractic Medical & Rehab Centers, Daszkal Bolton LLP, Discover Boating, Envy Motoring, Fastboats Marine Group, Flanigan’s Seafood Bar & Grill, Gerlinde & Michael Photography, Global Wealth Management, Grounds Group, Inko Dada, Invicta Watch Company, Joe Rose, Killerspin, Kopelowitz Ostrow P.A., The Law Offices of Lawrence Zieper, Macken Realty, Big Dick’s Muscle Cars, PopGraphicsUSA.com, ProCamps, Redline Media Group, Saveology, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Sports Talk 790 AM/104.3 FM, Steven Douglas Associates and UB Chillin’.
Admission to the event is a $5 donation to the Jason Taylor Foundation. For more information, please call (954) 424-0799 or visit www.jasontaylorfoundation.org or www.facebook.com/jasontaylorfoundation.