Jason Taylor, the legendary Miami Dolphins defender and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has completed his Community Hall of Fame Class of 2023 by selecting Celine Churchman as this year’s Youth Honoree. Churchman, a senior at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, will join Jeff Conine (Celebrity Honoree) and Susan Renneisen (Corporate Honoree), at the Third Annual UKG Jason Taylor Community Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, May 13 as they are each celebrated for their outstanding commitment to others. The event will be hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood with all proceeds benefitting the Jason Taylor Foundation.
For the first time in the event’s history, the Jason Taylor Foundation accepted nominations for the Community Hall of Fame Youth Honoree. All nominated youth were first evaluated by the Community Hall of Fame Event Committee, with finalists submitted to Jason and Monica Taylor. Celine Churchman was a unanimous choice.
A high achieving AICE and Honors student, Celine is an incredibly active member of the G. Holmes Braddock student body and surrounding community. During her freshman year, she founded 7 Helping Hands, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger for underserved individuals and families throughout South Florida. To date, 7 Helping Hands has fed more than 100,000 families and recently established the “7 Helping Hands Pantry” on her school’s campus.
“Monica and I were blown away by Celine’s passion for helping others,” said Jason Taylor. “Reading about a teenager who is not just dedicated to ensuring no one in her community goes hungry, but one who had the desire to start a foundation, organize her friends and family, and carry out her mission on such a large scale is truly inspiring and the exact reason why we established the Community Hall of Fame.”