September 15, 2014
METS PITCHER DILLON GEE NAMED TO ADVISORY BOARD OF TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION
Mets pitcher Dillon Gee was announced as one of twenty one charter “Advisory Board” members of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, a prominent organization devoted to discouraging performance-enhancing drugs in young athletes.
Gee is joined by Cincinnati’s Jay Bruce, Tampa Bay’s David DeJesus, Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw, Detroit’s Max Scherzer, L.A. of Anaheim’s C.J. Wilson and Arizona’s Brad Ziegler and 14 others. Other players will be added during the season.
The players will participate in anti-drug events, record public service announcements, and provide input on how to prevent PED use.
“Words cannot describe my emotions as we partner with these incredible athletes and role models,” said foundation president Don Hooton, who blames his son’s suicide on steroid use. “These young men have stepped up to make a difference with America’s youth by becoming visible role models, examples of outstanding athletes who work hard and compete fairly. Their participation in our initiatives will be invaluable.”
Find out more about the advisory board by visiting www.allmeleague.com.
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