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February 8, 2012
Baseball Hall of Fame Introduces APEDs Education Program
I am so pleased to share with you all that the National Baseball Hall of Fame is committing to educate young people on the dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs!  And the Taylor Hooton Foundation will play a key role in making that happen. The Baseball Hall of Fame is starting a drug education program for students and young adults. Education is part of the mission for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, along with honoring the game’s greats and displaying artifacts. The Hall plans to promote a healthy lifestyle that is free of APEDs. The program will be called “Be A Superior Example,” or “BASE” for short, and will work with the Taylor Hooton Foundation and the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society. In the next 18 months, the Hall hopes to conduct a nationwide survey, hold a summit in Cooperstown on drugs and begin a national registry for people to pledge commitments to live free of APEDs. “It is through the education programs that we are able to fulfill our mission of providing context to the issues that have faced our game, as a reflection of American history, throughout its history,” Jeff Idelson (President of the HOF) said. The program is a further way of teaching youth “about American culture, with topics ranging from history and character education to math and science, through the lens of baseball,” he said. Don http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7554044/baseball-hall-fame-begin-drug-education-program