Eat your HEART out; Ja­son Tay­lor to be hon­ored at ‘Crui­sine for Art’

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Mi­ami Dol­phins and for­mer NFL All-pro Ja­son Tay­lor will be hon­ored for his con­tri­bu­tions to South Florida at this year’s “Crui­sine for Art” fundraiser, which will take place on May 17 at the Semi­nole Hard Rock Ho­tel & Casino. Ben­e­fit­ing the Art and Cul­ture Cen­ter of Hol­ly­wood, this event fea­tures gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and com­mu­nity lead­ers serv­ing as celebrity wait­ers.

Some of this year’s celebrity wait­ers in­clude: City of Hol­ly­wood Com­mis­sioner, Judge Pa­tri­cia Ass­eff; Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent and Chief Strate­gic Of­fi­cer of Me­mo­rial Health­care Sys­tem, John Benz; City of Hol­ly­wod Mayor, Judge Peter Bober; and Sen. Eleanor So­bel.

Event co-chairs are Jules Meyer, Su­san Ren­neisen and Anna Smith. The party kicks off at 6 p.m. with cock­tails cour­tesy of South­ern­wine & Spir­its and hors d’oeu­vres fol­lowed by din­ner, awards pre­sen­ta­tion, a silent and live auc­tion, and en­ter­tain­ment by Rock­with U.

Event spon­sors in­clude: Bit­ner Good­man; Florida Power & Light Co; Semi­nole Hard Rock Ho­tel & Casino; South­ern­wine & Spir­its; and Thewestin Diplo­mat Re­sort & Spa. Tick­ets are $100 be­fore or on May 14; or $120 af­ter.

Tay­lor and his wife, Katina, founded the Ja­son Tay­lor Foun­da­tion in 2004, which aims to im­prove the lives of South Florida’s chil­dren. Among its ac­com­plish­ments is the Ja­son Tay­lor Chil­dren’s Learn­ing Cen­ter at Holtz Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal and the Ja­son Tay­lor Read­ing Room. The Ja­son Tay­lor Read­ing Room is geared to­ward in­creas­ing the lit­er­acy rate of in­ner-city youth, while the Ja­son Tay­lor Chil­dren’s Learn­ing Cen­ter pro­vide chil­dren with ex­tended hospi­tal stays and the re­sources they need to keep up with their school work and stay in touch with fam­ily and friends.

The Art and Cul­ture Cen­ter of Hol­ly­wood presents con­tem­po­rary gallery ex­hi­bi­tions, live stage per­for­mances and ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams for adults and chil­dren. The cen­ter fos­ters a creative en­vi­ron­ment where new and chal­leng­ing work can flour­ish through pro­grams that re­flect high stan­dards of artistry and di­ver­sity. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. Ar­tand­cul­ture­cen­ter.org.

Ja­son Tay­lor Donna Lottes, left, and Dave Lottes Mark Kukul­ski, left, and Joy Sat­ter­lee

Sue Gun­zburger

Pho­tos by Robert Stolpe

Michael Good­man

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