Hall of Fame Launches BASE Outreach with North Texas Delivery
The Hall of Fame’s “Be A Superior Example” outreach program launched this month with a visit to North Texas, as the Museum partnered with the Texas Rangers in the first event of its kind to build awareness to healthy living while encouraging young men and women to live and play free of performance-enhancing substances.
With visits to four Arlington ISD schools featuring Rangers pitcher Derek Holland, a special program for more than 100 eight-graders featuring Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, and an active PLAY clinic featuring members of the Rangers athletic training staff, as well as outfielder Nelson Cruz and hitting coach Dave Magadan, the outreach initiative shared the four foundations of BASE, promoting the values of fitness, nutrition, character and fair play.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is joined in the BASE program outreach by theTaylor Hooton Foundation and the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society to provide a comprehensive educational approach to making healthy choices and living free of performance and appearance enhancing drugs.
Over the next two years, the Hall of Fame will deliver as many as a half dozen additional BASE programs in markets across the country to educate and enlighten today’s youth.
The BASE program features on-line educational curriculum, featuring several Hall of Fame members, about the four foundations of healthy living. At the conclusion of the online programs, visitors are invited and encouraged to sign a pledge to live and play free of performance-enhancing substances. Registrants will have their names added to a database that will live in Cooperstown.
For more information, please visit www.beasuperiorexample.org.
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