The Taylor Haugen Foundation will hold the 8th annual Savor The Season fundraiser event at the Emerald Grande on the Destin Harbor on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 6:30 til 9 pm. The event will feature some of the Gulf Coast’s finest chefs showcasing their talents with signature dishes. The evening will be filled with great food, wine and live entertainment. Tickets are on sale now: www.thfsavortheseason.org. The Savor the Season Fundraising Event features several of the area’s finest chef’s creating custom dishes all paired with savory selected wines. Designed as a ticketed walk-about event, guests are able to enjoy the stunning views of the Destin harbor and Gulf of Mexico from the Captain and Sunset decks at the Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village, while tasting some of the most unique dishes served on the emerald coast. Enjoy the sounds of live entertainment from billboard charting and national recording artist Michael J Thomas. Have the opportunity to participate in the enticing silent and live auctions with various items ranging from private dinner parties to an exotic Indonesian escape to Bali! We invite you to join us at this one-of-a-kind fundraising event benefiting the Taylor Haugen Foundation! A great cause and an unforgettable night! Tickets for Savor The Season are $100 per person and be purchased online at www.thfsavortheseason.org. The Taylor Haugen Foundation was created to honor the memory of the 15-year-old Niceville High School student who passed away after an injury sustained during a football game on August 30, 2008. Proceeds from Savor The Season help support the Taylor Haugen Foundation’s YESS (Youth Equipment for Sports Safety) Program. The primary goal of the YESS Program is to reduce the number of sports-related abdominal injuries in middle and high school athletes. The YESS Program provides awareness of abdominal injuries and equips youth contact sports teams with the same technologically advanced safety equipment worn by professional and collegiate athletes. Working directly with school administrators, the THF Board of Directors actively participates in a variety of meetings and activities to present the benefits of wearing sports safety equipment. Through collaboration with vendors, the YESS program provides interested middle and high school athletic teams with matching grants to purchase “state of the art” safety equipment.