McMurry Univ. hosts Hoot’s Chalk Talk tomorrow

ABILENE, Texas - Clint Faught will speak about the use of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs in the world of sports at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Mabee Room of the Garrison Campus Center. The talk is free and open to the public.

Clint travels across North America to high schools, middle schools, universities, and many other organizations talking about the dangers of these enhancing drugs.  He knows what he is talking about.  Clint a former collegiate baseball player, who played at the University of Texas at Arlington and Missouri Western State University as a pitcher and a third baseman where he saw this drug use first hand.   Today he leads the efforts of the Taylor Hooton Foundation as the Educational Program Manager and has spoken to tens of thousands of people across the country.

The Taylor Hooton Foundation is the nation's leading and only organization dedicated solely to fighting the use and abuse of APEDs amongst our nation's youth.  This organization was formed in memory of Taylor Hooton who committed suicide as a result of his anabolic steroid abuse. Taylor was a high school baseball player and had just turned 17 when this happened.  The success of this organization would not be possible without the support of Major League Baseball, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the National Football League, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, and many others.

Clint's presentation is designed to provide a compelling overview of the rampant use of anabolic steroids and dietary supplements used amongst young people today. The session addresses specific instances of common myths about such usage, as well as the physical, emotional, and psychological side effects.

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