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June 5, 2010
Major League Strength to Partner with Hooton Foundation on Performance Enhancing Drugs Awareness Campaign

Major League Strength has announced a partnership with the Taylor Hooton Foundation

Melville, NY -May 19th, 2010- Major League Strength announced today a partnership with the Taylor Hooton Foundation to educate kids about the dangers of performance enhancing drugs throughout the country during their "Test the Nation" Combine Training Campaign.

This partnership will provide young athletes, parents, and coaches nationwide with an understanding of the dangers associated with steroids and other performance enhancing drugs.  In addition to providing an education on the dangers, warning signs, side effects, and treatment of performance enhancing drug use- Major League Strength will provide athletes with drug-free, training based solutions to help them reach their performance goals on and off the field.

"We are extremely excited about this partnership with the Taylor Hooton Foundation. They have a tremendous mission and vision- and their personal story of loss, heartache, and desire to create change is extremely touching and important to the ML Strength family. During our "Test the Nation" Campaign- which will test, evaluate, and provide positive training solutions and education to young athletes- we will be distributing written materials, as well as Hooton Chalk Talk awareness sessions," says Jeff Ehasz, Director of Combine Business Development.

Hoot's Chalk Talk is the name of a family of programs that have been created to raise the awareness and provide education on the subject of the use and abuse of appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs) by the youth of America with a focus on anabolic steroids and supplements. Two programs make up core educational programs of the Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF): a) An in-person multi-media program that is called Hoot's Chalk Talk, and b) An online program that is called Hoot's Chalk Talk e-Learning Program. These two Hoot's Chalk Talk programs not only provide factual information about the dangers of APEDs and supplements, they also explore the honor and integrity character traits that are too often missing among today's youth.

"At Major League Strength we are dedicated to providing all our athletes with cutting-edge training solutions to enhance their performance in a drug-free manner, but also giving them lessons and education on how to live a clean, healthy, and positive lifestyle. This relationship with the Hooton Foundation allows us to help create an awareness for athletes and families on the dangers of PED's- which will make athletes think twice before making a potentially negative choice that may harm their bodies and those around them. Awareness is the first step, action is the second. With this partnership we are able to provide our athletes, families, and support teams both," says Jeff Ehasz.

Don Hooton, President of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, commented, "I am very pleased about the partnership between Major League Strength and the Taylor Hooton Foundation. This partnership is a perfect opportunity for us to be able to deliver our education messages to kids and parents. This partnership allows us to not only educate athletes nationwide on the dangers of performance enhancing drugs, but to also provide them with the most cutting-edge training methods available to enhance performance naturally- via hard work in the weight room, on the field, or court.  The place to win this battle is to get into the hearts and minds of our athletes and other youth during their developmental time."

The Taylor Hooton Foundation is the only entity-public or private-in the United States dedicated to educating young people and adult influencers about the dangers of anabolic steroids and appearance and performance enhancing drugs.  The Foundation is focused exclusively on protecting young people from these drugs through education and outreach.

About Major League Strength

Major League Strength was created to provide athletes, coaches, business professionals or corporate athletes, and the general population with a resource to aid in the quest of achieving enhanced physical performance, while working to integrate the enhancement of lifestyle and character to develop a well rounded athlete with the ability to compete at the highest level of sport and business.  All people under the MLS Methodology are considered athletes- striving for greatness and success.

About Taylor Hooton Foundation The Taylor Hooton Foundation (www.taylorhooton.org) was formed in memory of Taylor E. Hooton, a 17-year old high school baseball player from Plano, TX.  Taylor committed suicide on July 15, 2003 as a result of the abuse of anabolic steroids.   The Foundation was established in 2004 by his parents, family and friends when they became aware of the magnitude of a growing problem among high school students across the country-the illegal use and abuse of anabolic steroids and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs.   They also learned that young people and their parents are generally unaware of the real dangers of these powerful drugs.  The Taylor Hooton Foundation for Fighting Steroid Abuse (THF) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation headquartered in McKinney, TX.