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“DREAM BIG” FUNDRAISING EVENT HOSTED BY MARIO CHALMERS AND JASON TAYLOR AT SPECIALTY AUTOMOTIVE TREATMENTS RAISED OVER $30,000 FOR 

MARIO V. CHALMERS FOUNDATION & JASON TAYLOR FOUNDATION

Miami HEAT Point Guard Mario Chalmers and Former Miami Dolphins Superstar
Jason Taylor hosted the fabulous DREAM BIG cocktail party at Specialty Automotive Treatments (SAT) in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, February 21st.  Over 100 guests joined Chalmers and Taylor at the event which raised over $30,000 for Mario V. Chalmers Foundation and Jason Taylor Foundation.  Both of the high profile non-profit organizations encourage children to DREAM BIG and support programs that empower and encourage positive development of youth in our community.


Highlights of the evening included warm welcome speeches by Mario Chalmers, Jason Taylor and Cristina Jorge and Ralph Jorge, Jr., Co-General Managers of Specialty Automotive Treatments.  CBS4 Sports Anchor Jim Berry emceed the spectacular live auction which featured an extraordinary Hublot Liberty Bang Limited Edition Watch; a fabulous yellow braided steel and white diamond bracelet courtesy of Jason of Beverly Hills; Caddy for a Cure (caddy for a pro golfer at a tournament); a painting by Scottish artist Joseph Gormley and a VIP Heat Experience with Mario Chalmers.  Fabulous silent auction items included a two-night Miami Staycation, two tickets to a Miami HEAT first round playoff game; a Hoffman’s Chocolate for a Year Gift Basket; Chris Bosh autographed framed jersey and a live painting by local artist Jenny Perez.


Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed delightful hors d’oeuvres courtesy of hot new restaurant Beauty & The Feast Bar|Kitchen located in The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, cocktails courtesy of American Harvest and wine courtesy of Wine Watch and Foley Family Wines. The event also featured a live reading by youth poets from the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network (a new Jason Taylor Foundation program) and the cool sounds of DJ 1TRE (Michael Marino). 


About Mario V. Chalmers Foundation
The mission of the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation is to create and support community based programs that encourage the positive development of youth through sports and education and fund initiatives for breast cancer research and treatment.  The foundation strives to empower, inspire and enable youth to live healthy lifestyles, put education first and give back to their communities. Each activity supported by the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation encourages youths
to stay positive and remind them that in times of adversity...we must perform.  For more information, please visit
www.mariovchalmersfoundation.org


 About Jason Taylor Foundation
In July 2004, Miami Dolphins All-Pro Defensive End Jason Taylor and his wife, Katina, 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. The Jason Taylor Foundation has made long strides in a short period of time, impacting tens of thousands of children through innovative programming including The Jason Taylor Reading Room, bluapple Poetry Corner, Big Screens-Big Dreams, Cool Gear for the School Year, the Jason Taylor Children’s Learning Center and Jason Taylor Scholars, among others. For more information on the Jason Taylor Foundation, please visit
www.JasonTaylorFoundation.org


 About Specialty Automotive Treatments (SAT)
SAT is about Style and Attitude.  Specialty Automotive Treatments offers customized aftermarket products to create specialized enhancements for automobiles and boats. Products range from custom interiors, custom car and marine audio/video, wheels and tires, grilles, body kits, moon roofs, and custom exteriors. Specialty Automotive Treatments was founded by Rafael Jorge in 1979 and has expanded its offered products and services exponentially over
the years. Specialty Automotive Treatments houses its impressive inventory in their $5 million, 15,000 sq. ft. showroom located in Fort Lauderdale. Specialty Automotive Treatments is located at 700 West Sunrise Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale.  For more information, please
call (954) SAT-1234 or visit
www.SATREATMENTS.com.