Taylor’s Award

The Third Recipient: Taylor Hooton Foundation President Don Hooton

Don HootonThe Board of Directors of the Taylor Hooton Foundation unanimously voted to select Don Hooton to be the third recipient (2012) of the Taylor’s Award.

Neil Romano, Chairman of the THF Board of Directors commented, “As the founder of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, Don has led the way nationally in spurring the effort to raise awareness about the problem of anabolic steroid use by the youth of our nation.… Continue Reading...

The second recipient: University of Waterloo Athletic Director Bob Copeland

"I'm extremely proud to present Taylor's Award to Bob Copeland. As a result of Bob's leadership, and that of the University of Waterloo, the performance enhancing drug problem in university sports is now being addressed in a much bigger way across Canada," said Don Hooton, President of the Taylor Hooton Foundation.… Continue Reading...

The first recipient: Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig

"I'm extremely proud to present the first Taylor's Award to Commissioner Bud Selig, who has been the single largest supporter of the Foundation's efforts to educate young people about the dangers of appearance and performance-enhancing drugs," said Don Hooton, Taylor's father, who serves as President of the Taylor Hooton Foundation. "Without the support of the Commissioner and the Clubs throughout Major League Baseball, we would not be able to carry on with our vital work."

"Under Commissioner Selig's leadership, Major League Baseball has singularly dedicated more resources to supporting anti-steroid educational programs than any other entity in the United States, including those in the federal government.… Continue Reading...