MLB’s TEAM PHYSICIANS ASSOCIATION (TPA) GIVES OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENT TO TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S MISSION

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 MLB’s TEAM PHYSICIANS ASSOCIATION (TPA) GIVES OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENT TO TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S MISSION

 McKinney, Texas (December 20, 2018) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation is honored to accept the official endorsement of Major League Baseball’s Team Physicians Association (TPA) for its mission to educate the nation’s young people about the dangers of anabolic steroids and other Appearance and Performance-Enhancing Substances. The TPA joins the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) and the Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS) is officially supporting the Foundation’s efforts.

“The MLB Team Physicians Association is pleased to endorse the mission of the Taylor Hooton Foundation and the incredible work they’re doing to educate people, especially young people, about the dangers of appearance and performance-enhancing substances,” said MLB’s TPA President Struan H Coleman MD, PhD. “Since beginning this very personal mission back in 2004, the Foundation has, through education, had a significant impact in deterring countless numbers of people from using these very dangerous substances. As MLB team physicians, we are proud to support this mission.”

Said THF President Donald Hooton, Jr.: “We are so very happy, and honored, to have the MLB Team Physicians Association as our newest partner. To have such strong support from Major League Baseball and its teams as well as from the Athletics Trainers, the Strength and Conditioning Coaches and now the Team Physicians, it will make an immeasurable impact on the number of lives we can reach.”

Major League Baseball has supported and endorsed the Taylor Hooton Foundation since 2005 and has been instrumental in the formation of an “Advisory Board” of active major-league players which, for the third straight season in 2018, included at least one representative from all 30 teams.

“Over the past 13 years, MLB has been a proud sponsor of the Taylor Hooton Foundation,” said Jon Coyles, MLB’s Vice President of Drug, Health and Safety Programs, “and I’m excited to hear that the Team Physicians Association will support their educational efforts on this important topic.”

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 substances.  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 and www.allmeleague.com.

 

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Rick Cerrone / Rick Cerrone Communications

(914) 715-5491 / rick@rickcerrone.com

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