Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning



McKinney, Texas (Saturday, February 23, 2019) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today its national partnership with the Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning Society (PBSCCS) which will endorse—as well as financially support—the Foundation’s mission of enlightening people to the truth about Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances.

“It is tremendously gratifying to know the Foundation and its education efforts have the full support of these outstanding strength and conditioning coaches who are at the highest level of professional sports,” said Taylor Hooton Foundation President Donald Hooton. “Working closely with major-league players, the strength and conditioning coaches will bring a unique perspective to our message that young people can achieve all of their physical goals by doing things the right way without the use of performance enhancing drugs.”

Said PBSCCS President Matthew Krause, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the New York Yankees: “As strength and conditioning coaches who work to keep elite athletes in top physical condition, this is a perfect partnership for us. Like the Taylor Hooton Foundation, we, too, believe that success can be achieved without the use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances. We’re proud to be a part of the Foundation’s educational initiatives.”

As part of the partnership, the PBSCCS will—for the second straight year—sponsor the Foundation’s ALL ME® T-shirts which will be distributed during Spring Training and worn by MLB’s strength and conditioning coaches as well as by major-league players. In 2018, a record 40 players stepped up to serve as role models and be members of the Foundation’s MLB “Advisory Board.”

With the PBSCCS logo and on the right sleeve, the T-shirts will feature the Foundation’s trademarked “ALL ME” branding—as well as its website address—on the front. The back of the shirt will display the motivational quote “Winning the Right Way is Everything to Me” along with the Foundation’s logo and #ALLMEPEDFREE.

The sponsorship of the T-shirts will help to underwrite its annual tour of spring-training camps for meetings with its MLB “Advisory Board” members. This will help the Taylor Hooton Foundation to deliver additional education programs across the United States.

To date, the Taylor Hooton Foundation has spoken to and educated nearly two-million people. It has a Latin American outreach and travels throughout the Caribbean, speaking to thousands of RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) athletes, coaches and parents in partnership with Major League Baseball. Additionally, the THF introduced a new eLearning program in 2014 – narrated by Bob Costas – to Little League Baseball that is offered to its one-million adult coaches and other volunteers.

2019 Members of the Foundation’s “Advisory Board” – to date – include:

Jake Arrieta (Philadelphia Phillies)

Elvis Andrus (Texas Rangers)

Charlie Blackmon (Colorado Rockies)

Jay Bruce (Seattle Mariners)

Matt Carpenter (St. Louis Cardinals)

Matt Duffy (Tampa Bay Rays)

Brett Gardner (New York Yankees)

Lucas Giolito (Chicago White Sox)

Alex Gordon (Kansas City Royals)

Kyle Hendricks (Chicago Cubs)

Derek Holland (San Francisco Giants)

Jared Hughes (Cincinnati Reds)

Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers)

Jason Kipnis (Cleveland Indians)

Trey Mancini (Baltimore Orioles)

Nick Markakis (Atlanta Braves)

Mark Melancon (San Francisco Giants)

Aaron Nola (Philadelphia Phillies)

Joe Panik (San Francisco Giants)

Dustin Pedroia (Boston Red Sox)

Josh Reddick (Houston Astros)

Anthony Rendon (Washington Nationals)

Chris Sale (Boston Red Sox)

Marcus Semien (Oakland Athletics)

Jameson Taillon (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Neil Walker (Miami Marlins)

Tony Watson (San Francisco Giants)

Christian Yelich (Milwaukee Brewers)

Mike Zunino (Tampa Bay Rays)


CONTACT:   Rick Cerrone / Rick Cerrone Communications

(914) 715-5491 /


About The Taylor Hooton Foundation: The Taylor Hooton Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to educating North America’s young people about the dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances. The friends and family of Taylor Hooton formed the Foundation in 2004 after his untimely death at 17 years old following his use of anabolic steroids.


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