C.J. Wilson Has Joined Six Others in Helping to Educate Young People About the Dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs

 2104 Angels Magazine  –  www.angels.com

The Taylor Hooton Foundation,
widely acknowledged as the leader
in the advocacy against appearance
and performance enhancing drug use by the
youth of America, recently announced the
formation of an “Advisory Board” made up
exclusively of active players from throughout
Major League Baseball.

Charter members of the “Advisory Board”
are C.J. Wilson of the Angels, Jay Bruce
(Cincinnati Reds), David DeJesus (Tampa
Bay Rays), Dillon Gee (New York Mets),
Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers),
Max Scherzer (Detroit Tigers) and Brad
Ziegler (Arizona Diamondbacks).

“Words cannot describe my emotions as
we partner with these incredible athletes and
role models,” said Taylor Hooton Foundation
president Don Hooton. “These young men
have stepped up to make a difference with
America’s youth by becoming visible role
models, examples of outstanding athletes
who work hard and compete fairly. Their
participation in our initiatives will be
invaluable.”

As members of the “Advisory Board,”
the players will participate in the THF’s
educational activities in their local
communities, record radio public-service
announcements and provide their input on
the most effective ways to educate North
America’s young people about the dangers of
anabolic steroids and other appearance and
performance enhancing drugs.

In 2013, the Taylor Hooton Foundation
spoke to and educated more than 150,000
people. It also began a Latin American
outreach and traveled throughout the
Caribbean, speaking to thousands of RBI
athletes, coaches and parents in partnership
with Major League Baseball. This year the
THF will introduce a new eLearning program
– narrated by Bob Costas – to Little League
Baseball that will be offered to its one million
adult coaches and other volunteers.

About The Taylor Hooton Foundation:
The Taylor Hooton Foundation is a 501c3
non-profit organization that is dedicated
to educating North America’s young people
about the dangers of anabolic steroids and
other appearance and performance enhancing
drugs. The friends and family of Taylor
Hooton formed the Foundation in 2004 after
his untimely death at 17 years old following
his use of anabolic steroids.

For more information about the Taylor
Hooton Foundation and its efforts, please visit
www.taylorhooton.org

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