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Atlanta Braves host National PLAY Campaign with THF

ATLANTA — Early Tuesday morning, Woodstock, Ga., resident Victor Cannon made the near 20-mile drive to SunTrust Park for a unique opportunity.

Along with his 11-year-old son, Victor Cannon III, the duo participated in the National PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign started by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in 2004.

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ROCKIES HOST NATIONAL PLAY CAMPAIGN

Who says you can’t get outside and be active on a rainy day in May?

It helps when you’ve got a big league ballpark to make use of, and the Rockies made full use of Coors Field on Saturday to give about 50 children the chance to learn from Major League players and try some of the training equipment the big leaguers use to hone their craft.

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TONY WATSON JOINS TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S ADVISORY BOARD OF MAJOR-LEAGUE PLAYERS

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TONY WATSON JOINS TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S ADVISORY BOARD OF MAJOR-LEAGUE PLAYERS

Pirates Closer Joins 39 Others in Helping to Educate Young People  About the Dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs

 

McKinney, Texas (Monday, May 8, 2017) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today that Tony Watson of the Pittsburgh Pirates has joined its “Advisory Board” of active players from throughout Major League Baseball.… Continue Reading...

Rewarding cheaters to Hall of Fame hurts message Don Hooton and others trying to spread

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Ever since 2003, when his own son, Taylor, committed suicide after suffering from depression as a result of using anabolic steroids, Don Hooton has embarked on a determined and often lonely mission to educate the youth of America about the dangers of PEDs.… Continue Reading...

MATT SHOEMAKER JOINS TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S ADVISORY BOARD OF MAJOR-LEAGUE PLAYERS

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MATT SHOEMAKER JOINS TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S ADVISORY BOARD OF MAJOR-LEAGUE PLAYERS

Angels Pitcher Joins 36 Others in Helping to Educate Young People About the Dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs

 

McKinney, Texas (Wednesday, April 19, 2017) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today that Matt Shoemaker of the Los Angeles Angels has joined its “Advisory Board” of active players from throughout Major League Baseball.… Continue Reading...

Pitt-Johnstown athletes stay drug free

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NCAA officials have a strict policy on performance-enhancing drugs and street drugs.

The NCAA considers performance-enhancing drugs different from street drugs. Drugs taken that could have adverse effects on a student athlete include marijauna, cocaine and heroin are considered street drugs.

The penalty for testing positive for street drugs is losing half a year of eligibility for the first offense.… Continue Reading...

TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION FOUNDER APPLAUDS THE PUBLICATION OF BILL KASHATUS’ NEW BOOK, “SUICIDE SQUEEZE”

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 TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION FOUNDER APPLAUDS THE PUBLICATION OF BILL KASHATUS’ NEW BOOK, “SUICIDE SQUEEZE

Heartbreaking Story of Steroids-Related Suicides by Two Promising Young     Athletes Sparked the Formation of Educational Foundation and Mobilized

Major League Baseball’s Campaign Against Steroid Use

 McKinney, Texas (Thursday, January 26, 2017) – The tragic deaths of Taylor Hooton and Rob Garibaldi, because of their use of anabolic steroids, served as catalysts for the formation of the Taylor Hooton Foundation and have been documented in the new book, Suicide Squeeze (Temple University Press), by author and long-time educator, Bill Kashatus.… Continue Reading...

Project Juice: How texts and emails unravelled a massive steroid-trafficking ring

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CBSA officers measure and log vials of steroids seized by the CBSA in “Project Juice.”

Their text messages and emails carried an air of confidence.

But one by one, members of a national steroid-distribution ring became ensnared in a lengthy Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) investigation dubbed Project Juice.… Continue Reading...

Pittsburgh Pirates work with Taylor Hooton Foundation

PITTSBURGH — Major League players working out or needing medical attention usually keep the Pirates’ athletic training staff busy. But on Wednesday, a few dozen rowdy kids at PNC Park kept them occupied when they joined forces with the Taylor Hooton Foundation to educate youth about staying healthy and active.

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Taylor Hooton Foundation launches 2016 campaign

 

Major Leaguers collaborating on PSAs against steroids

Half of his high school teammates were using some form of performance-enhancing substance in 2003 to “get bigger,” and Hooton — then 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds — was urged by a coach to “get bigger” as well.

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