McKinney, TX (April 30, 2012)Â The Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF), widely acknowledged leader in the advocacy against performance enhancing substance abuse by the youth of North America, announced today that Randy Levine, President of the New York Yankees, has agreed to join its Board of Directors.
“I’m honored to join the Board of this outstanding Foundation,” said Levine.Â “With the help of Major League Baseball, the Yankees, and other supporters, Don Hooton and his team have done more over the years to educate our kids as well as their parents and coaches about the dangers of these drugs than any other organization.Â Every young person they reach with their message is potentially a life saved.Â I look forward to being part of their efforts to drive awareness of this problem as well as helping them reach their goal of eliminating steroid abuse.”
“It’s not every day you have the opportunity to bring someone of Randy’s stature into an organization,” said Taylor Hooton Foundation Board Chairman Neil Romano.Â “His accomplishments as President of the Yankees for the past 12 years are well-known and considerable,” said Romano, “but his abilities go far beyond just the game of baseball.Â In the increasingly complex world of business and philanthropic endeavors, there are few people better than Randy to have on your team!”
“Having someone like Randy Levine join our Board is further validation of everything we’ve been trying to accomplish since this Foundation started over 8 years ago,” said THF Founder and President Don Hooton.Â “I’m absolutely thrilled that he’s agreed to join us, and excited to think about how much more we can accomplish together over the next few years with Randy’s help,” added Hooton.
Randy Levine begins his 13th season as President of the New York Yankees this year.Â He was named to this position in January 2000, becoming the first person to hold this post with the club since 1986.Â Prior to joining the Yankees, Mr. Levine served as New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Planning and Administration.Â He also served as New York City’s Labor Commissioner and was formerly Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General and Principal Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice.Â Mr. Levine and his wife Mindy reside in Manhattan.
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.Â The Foundation was formed in 2004 by the friends and family of Taylor Hooton after his untimely death.
For more information about the Taylor Hooton Foundation and its efforts, please visit www.taylorhooton.org<http://www.taylorhooton.org/>.
Kyle Purdy, VP Corporate Development,
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