The Jason Taylor Foundation is proud to announce that for the second year Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and the WPT Foundation will present a charity tournament on Wednesday, March 29 to benefit the foundation’s programs that serve the South Florida youth.

After stating how excited he was to be invited back after last year’s success, Jason Taylor said that he expects this year to be even bigger.

“Not only did our foundation benefit but there was some great poker played as well…and I’m not just saying that because I finished in third place,” said Taylor.

All jokes aside, the event promises to be an entertaining one. An exclusive player party will be held in the ballrooms from 5-7 p.m. and the No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) tournament will immediately follow. A portion of each $300 buy-in will be donated to the foundation.

In addition to a cash prize pool, participants have the opportunity to win over $10,000 in prizes, which includes a $3,500 entry into the $2 Million Guaranteed, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship and a 4-day, 3-night Hard Rock Resort Package in Cancun, Mexico plus $1,000 for travel. Specialty items will also be available via a silent auction. Included in the auction is a Jason Taylor Golf outing at executive golf clubs.

This event is part of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, which began on March 16 and continues through April 9. It includes two Season XIV World Poker Tour Main Tour events, the $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship and the $10,000 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale, and ends with the WPT Tournament of Champions.

Tournament registration must take place in person at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tournament Area.

For more information contact the Jason Taylor Foundation by calling 954-424-0799 or info@jasontaylorfoundation.com or Yaffa Mizrachi, Director of Public Relations for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, at 954-327-7504 (O), 954-895-6480 (C) or yaffa.mizrachi@seminolehardrock.com. Read “Jason Taylor goes all in for charity with Hard Rock poker tournament” from southflorida.com here.

About Seminole Hard Rock Poker

Seminole Hard Rock Poker (SHRP) is a year-long traveling tournament circuit that is inclusive of four major poker series held annually at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. In August 2013, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) was introduced to poker players around the world and featured a $10 million guaranteed championship, the largest guarantee in history. In addition to SHRPO, the Hollywood SHRP series’ include the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open (January), Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown (April) and Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll” Poker Open (November). All four series fall under the SHRP umbrella with their championships awarding points toward the SHRP Player of the Year race. The SHRP brand also runs events at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. For Hollywood updates, visit www.SHRPO.com. Join the conversation at #SHRPO, and tag us @SHRPO.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida’s iconic entertainment destination located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach. The AAA Four Diamond-rated resort features 469 luxury guest rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, premium meeting and convention space and a 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. The casino offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a stand-alone poker room.

Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. In the heart of the hotel is L Bar, a sophisticated, contemporary lounge showcasing handcrafted classic cocktails with a twist. Contemporary and casual eateries, include Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe – Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 167 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.

For more information, call 800-937-0010, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, or follow us on Facebook: @SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly

About Jason Taylor Foundation

In July 2004, Miami Dolphins legendary Defensive End, Jason Taylor, established the Jason Taylor Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization. The Foundation’s 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.

Since opening its doors, the Jason Taylor Foundation has impacted tens of thousands of children through innovative programming including The Jason Taylor Reading Room, Cool Gear for the School Year, the Jason Taylor Children’s Learning Center, Jason Taylor Scholars and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, among others. For more information on the Jason Taylor Foundation, please visit the organization’s website at www.JasonTaylorFoundation.org or follow on social media sites including Facebook: www.facebook.com/jasontaylorfoundation or Twitter and Instagram: @jtfoundation99

About WPT Foundation
WPT Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to utilizing World Poker Tour’s exceptional international platform to influence positive change on a global scale. The core of WPT Foundation’s fundraising efforts is the ongoing series of philanthropic poker events titled WPT Playing for a Better World. WPT Foundation and its associated charity events help bring awareness and raise critical funds for non-profit programs of excellence. This unprecedented philanthropic effort is dedicated to improving our planet by supporting key charities in regards to human rights, education, world hunger and the environment.

Jenna Kopec