MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jason Taylor, a true All-Pro on and off the field, has signed on as a VIP celebrity for the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Roadside Litter Prevention Education Media Campaign, “Drive it Home . . . Keep Our Paradise Litter-Freesm.”
Taylor, the legendary former Defensive End for the Miami Dolphins, is the Founder and President of the Jason Taylor Foundation, which supports and creates 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.
“This is a great cause and I think it is fitting to help support a project that serves to preserve and protect our beautiful roadsides,” says Taylor. “I’m honored to be on the team and encourage others to join in as well.”
Jason Taylor spent 13 of his 15 NFL seasons in South Florida as a member of the Miami Dolphins. Taylor retired following the 2011 season ranked sixth all-time in NFL history with 139.5 quarterback sacks. The six-time Pro Bowl performer is also the league’s all-time leader in fumble return touchdowns with six, while his 246 fumble return yards are the second highest total in NFL history. Following the 2006 season, Taylor was named the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year and in 2007, he was honored with the league’s most prestigious off-field award being named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his work through the Jason Taylor Foundation. The Jason Taylor Foundation is soaring to new heights and is committed to building a better future for the children of South Florida.
Mr. Taylor has produced a public service announcement for the campaign and is featured on billboards that will be placed statewide.
The Florida Department of Transportation is an executive agency which reports directly to the Governor. FDOT’s primary statutory responsibility is to coordinate the planning and development of a safe, viable, and balanced state transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities. FDOT’s multimodal transportation system includes roadway, air, rail, sea, spaceports, bus transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. FDOT has launched the multi-year Roadside Litter Prevention Education (RLPE) Media Campaign in an effort to support the beauty of Florida and maintain a place that residents can be proud of every day, every year.
For more information on the FDOT Roadside Litter Prevention Education Media Campaign, contact Bernadette Morris at 305-948-8063 or visit the website at www.CleanFLroads.com.