The Jason Taylor Foundation is proud to introduce the inaugural Wizard Creations Whiffle Blast presented by Sports Chiropractic and Natural Health Solutions on January 21, 2017 at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, FL. The main event is a 40-team whiffle ball tournament presented over a backdrop of family entertainment including the South Florida Ford Home Run Derby, a fully interactive KidZone with inflatables and children’s activities, a full day of entertainment from the Dance Theatre Main Stage and a variety of food trucks to keep guests fueled to enjoy the festivities. Whiffle Blast is a fun and exciting way for all ages to help the Jason Taylor Foundation build a better future for South Florida children in need, particularly those battling cancer and medical emergencies.
Dr. Todd Rodman, of Sports Chiropractic and Natural Health Solutions, and Luke Freeman, of Wizard Creations Branded Merchandise, have been driving forces behind the first year event.
Rodman initially had the idea of creating Whiffle Blast after playing in a tournament with his brothers-in-law two years ago.
“Since then, I’ve always dreamed of doing a tournament like that a little closer to home, in our community, just so we can have a great event and do it for a great cause,” said Rodman.
Rodman then decided to present the idea to the Seth Levit, executive director at JTF. Levit said he was excited when Rodman, who is a very active part of the community, approached him with the idea.
“For him to feel that we were an organization that made sense was very meaningful and rewarding to us,” said Levit, “As far as the idea, I thought it seemed fun and it was outside of the box.”
But Rodman wasn’t the only one with whiffle ball on the brain. Freeman also thought of bringing a tournament similar to the one he played in Chicago to his home area. Freeman has also been a strong supporter of JTF for years.
“The entire platform of the fine arts programs, like Louder Than a Bomb Florida, and all the wonderful types of creative outlets that the Jason Taylor Foundation gives children and young adults is really important to me,” said Freeman.
So, when Levit told him about the idea, he readily joined forces with Rodman to help make it a reality. With almost a year of planning and two weeks until the event, all parties are excited for the 21st.
Ultimately, Rodman said his hope for the event is to show children in the area to appreciate what they have and that they are able to help others who are in need.
“I think that’s a very valuable and important lesson to teach to kids,” he said.
Freeman said he is most looking forward to raising funds for JTF. Likewise, Levit said he looks forward to raising money for those who need it most, but that he’s also thrilled that this event was conceived and created by community members themselves.
“To be in a position where people who are already doing a lot in the community recognize you as an organization and want to put their time effort and resources together to support your cause, that’s a special and powerful thing,” Levit said. “And that should not be lost on anyone.”
For more info about Whiffle Blast, please visit the event page on the JTF website at: https://jasontaylorfoundation.com/events/whiffle-blast/
If you are interested in taking part in the Whiffle Blast experience as a participant, partner or volunteer, contact Sean Todd, JTF director of operations at (954) 424-0799 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is still time to get in on the fun!
About the 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 Wizard Creations
Wizard Creations is the nation’s premier supplier of branded merchandise and corporate marketing solutions. The world’s largest companies trust us with their most prized possession, “their brand.” We specialize in enhancing our client’s ability to connect with their target markets by using our unique customizable products. The core focus of our business has always been to help our clients get their message out, so their logo, slogan and branding is always recognized.
Our clients range in size from local start-ups to Blue Chip brands as well as Professional Sports franchises. No matter the size of the client, we treat them all with the utmost dignity and respect when putting together a customized marketing approach.
We have always operated under our owner’s belief that: “To whom much is given, much is expected.” Therefore, Wizard Creations donates our time, treasure and talent to local and national charitable organizations making a difference in our communities.
About Sports Chiropractic and Health Solutions
Sports Chiropractic and Natural Health Solutions is located in Boca Raton, FL and was founded by Dr. Todd Rodman, DC, CCSP in 2008. Dr. Rodman’s vision was to create a state of the art non-surgical center for injury recovery and athletic performance. He is the Official Team Chiropractor for The FAU Owls and brings the same therapies that are used in the collegiate and professional training rooms to all people in the community.
Sports Chiropractic was invented to offer outstanding therapies, in a comfortable and friendly environment. Whether your goal is to reach a personal record in your sport of choice or just to feel your best for the game of life Sports Chiropractic is ready and able to help you achieve the life that you dream of.