Most middle school and high school students and parents simply do not know the quality of equipment available to Collegiate and Professional athletes today. This, high-end equipment, is cutting edge. It can better protect athletes from injuries, and yes, it tends to be more expensive than traditional protective gear.
The Taylor Haugen Foundation was created to honor the memory of the 15-year-old Niceville High School student, Taylor Haugen, who passed away after a traumatic liver injury sustained during a football game on August 30, 2008.
On August 30, 2008, a fifteen-year-old football player from Niceville High School sustained what proved to be a fatal injury during the ‘kick-off classic’ game. His death was caused by massive internal bleeding from a torn liver caused from impact injuries. To honor his memory and his unique character, Taylor’s close friends and community leaders created the Taylor Haugen Foundation. Over the last 7+ years, The Foundation has continued to recognize exceptional student athletes; leaders who emulate T’s very best qualities and his personal motto of Don’t Quit-Never Give Up.