About our founder, Don Hooton

Along with his family, Don Hooton formed the Taylor Hooton Foundation in 2004. He currently serves as the organization’s president and serves on the Board of Directors.

Over the years, Don has personally spoken to hundreds of thousands of students, parents, coaches, doctors, elite athletes and others on the dangers of anabolic steroids and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs). He has testified as an expert witness before Congress three times, met with governors and legislators from a number of states, as well as the commissioners of Major League Baseball, National Football League, and the Canadian Football League, Bud Selig, Roger Goodell, and Mark Cohon respectively.

He has been named the Texas Sports Personality of the year by the Dallas Morning News, the 15th Most Powerful Sports Person in Dallas/Fort Worth by the Dallas Observer, was named one of 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport, and he was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the United States Sports Academy.