NICEVILE, Fla. — The Taylor Haugen Foundation is hosting a fundraising concert on the afternoon of October 9 in Niceville.
After a decade of success with Savor the Season, a wine and food pairing fundraiser, the foundation’s new goal is to host a family festive outdoor concert fundraiser, Savor the Sound, that provides entertainment for its community of supporters while honoring Taylor’s legacy as they work to protect youth athletes from abdominal injuries.
Savor the Sound is a family-friendly Saturday afternoon event at Northwest Florida State College’s outdoor amphitheater. Niceville-based Duchess will headline at the fall version of Savor the Sound, with Parker Willingham set to open.
The venue will also host local food trucks, local breweries, VIP venue sponsors, a raffle, and a live auction.
This is a special venue and fundraiser for the Taylor Haugen Foundation, as its first-ever fundraiser was a concert at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center with the All American Rejects. The foundation said they are excited to showcase the talent that comes from their hometown while raising funds to honor Taylor’s legacy.
About the Taylor Haugen Foundation:
The Taylor Haugen Foundation was created to honor the memory of the 15-year-old Niceville High School student who passed away after a traumatic abdominal injury sustained during a football game on August 30, 2008.
The Foundation builds and recognizes youth leaders and promotes abdominal sports safety to honor the legacy of Taylor Haugen. They provide awareness, education and abdominal injury protection to secondary-aged schools and leagues in contact sports, through its YESS© Program (Youth Equipment for Sports Safety). The Foundation also recognizes and supports outstanding scholar-athletes with scholarships and awards.