While the standoff between Jason Taylor and the Dolphins continues, the Office Depot Foundation is dancing to a different tune. The charitable arm of the Delray Beach office products retailer has agreed to give the Jason Taylor Foundation a $15,000 contribution for his second place finish on this season’s Dancing with the Stars.
The Office Depot Foundation, which teamed up with J.T.’s foundation in July, planned to donate $1,000 for each round Taylor advanced in the enormously popular 10-week dance competition. The foundation upped its contribution in honor of Taylor's second place finish.
The contribution will be used to support the Jason Taylor Reading Room in Miramar, which provides after school programs for inner-city middle and high school students. Last year, the Office Depot Foundation contributed $25,000 and computers, backpacks and school supplies. The foundation then donated another $11,000 -- $1,000 for each of the 11 sacks the Dolphins defensive end recorded last season.
“The entire Office Depot family congratulates Jason and his dance partner, Edyta Sliwinska, on their fantastic accomplishments,” Office Depot Foundation President Mary Wong (pictured with Taylor and Sliwinska) said in a statement. “We have been entertained by their dancing and inspired by their dedication in pursuit of their goals. With this contribution, we are delighted to assist the students at the Jason Taylor Reading Room with following their own dreams.”