Navigation Links
Major League Baseball Charities and The Partnership at Drugfree.org Announce the Fourth Annual Commissioner's Play Healthy Awards
Date:6/20/2013

NEW YORK, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, in conjunction with Major League Baseball Charities (MLB), today announce the fourth annual Commissioner's Play Healthy Awards to celebrate extraordinary individuals on and off the playing field. The awards are an extension of both organizations' comprehensive efforts, including the Play Healthy website, to educate families on the risks of steroids and performance-enhancing substances, and to recognize youth coaches and student athletes who embody the spirit of teamwork and healthy, drug-free competition.

One winning youth coach and one student athlete will receive prizes, including a trip for themselves and one special guest to New York City. The winning coach and athlete will also receive two tickets each to The Partnership at Drugfree.org's annual gala at Gotham Hall on December 3, 2013, where they will be honored. Additional prizes will consist of a $500 gift card to a sporting goods store, a commemorative plaque presented at the gala and the opportunity to be featured prominently on drugfree.org.

A panel of judges will determine the winners by reviewing all nominees who demonstrate their commitment to fair, drug-free play and an overall healthy lifestyle. Additionally, the judges will evaluate the nominee's commitment to leadership, sportsmanship and encouragement of others on and off the field. The applications consist of general information about the athlete or coach and a short essay.

"Major League Baseball is proud to continue our support of The Partnership at Drugfree.org," said Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig. "It is critically important that we educate everyone involved with youth sports, including coaches, parents and young people, about the importance and benefits of fair and healthy competition. Part of that process is applauding individuals who put these ideals into action, and we are looking forward to recognizing some extraordinary people with the Play Healthy Awards."

"At a time when high-profile athletes across a wide array of sports make headlines for their unfortunate choices to use performance-enhancing substances, there are youth coaches and student athletes that take on the vital role of encouraging healthy play within their schools and communities every day," said Steve Pasierb, President of The Partnership at Drugfree.org. "It is our responsibility to encourage and recognize this model behavior. We're honored to continue to partner with MLB to highlight the positive influence sports can have on a teen's life. The Commissioner's Play Healthy Award is our collaborative effort to educate teens and families across the nation about the risks of steroids and performance-enhancing substances, as well as celebrate the value of healthy competition."

Tom Vicini, a volunteer Little League coach from Lynch, Kentucky and Abby Martinen, a teen athlete from Dover, New Hampshire, were the recipients of the third annual Commissioner's Play Healthy Awards last year.

Nominations may be submitted online at drugfree.org/playhealthy from Thursday, June 20, 2013 to Friday, October 18, 2013. Nominees for the student athlete award must be between 13 and 18 years old and nominees for the youth coach award must coach teams of students who are between the ages of 13 to 18. If qualified, individuals can nominate themselves or the nomination can be made by someone other than the person being nominated. Winners of the Commissioner's Play Healthy Award will be notified on Friday, November 15, 2013, and announced on Friday, December 6, 2013. Please visit www.drugfree.org/playhealthy for additional contest rules and regulations. Use #playhealthy to follow the conversation on social media.

About The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Ninety percent of addictions start in the teenage years. The Partnership at Drugfree.org is dedicated to solving the problem of teen substance abuse. Together with experts in science, parenting and communications, the nonprofit translates research on teen behavior, addiction and treatment into useful and effective resources for both individuals and communities. Working toward a vision where all young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse, The Partnership at Drugfree.org works with parents and other influencers to help them prevent and get help for drug and alcohol abuse by teens and young adults. The organization depends on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the public sector and is thankful to SAG-AFTRA and the advertising and media industries for their ongoing generosity. If you or someone you know is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, please call The Parents Toll-Free Helpline at 1-855-DRUGFREE.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Catalent Pharma Solutions Breaks Ground On A Major Expansion Of Its Winchester, Kentucky Controlled Release Manufacturing Facility
2. Patient and Healthcare Worker Safety Major Areas of Focus at B.Braun
3. Fuse Science Round II Research Offers Major Advancements in Delivery of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
4. Boston Scientific Schedule of Major Events and Presentations at EuroPCR 2013
5. APHY announces new store openings as part of major expansion
6. Harlan Laboratories Continues Global Growth with Major Expansion of North American Facilities
7. Boston Scientific Schedule of Major Events and Presentations at Heart Rhythm 2013
8. Maddak, Inc. Reinvents the Wheel Taking Home Two Major Industry Awards
9. The Majority of Surveyed Gastroenterologists in the EU5 Identify Remicade as Their Most Preferred Biologic for the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis
10. NeuroSigma Receives Health Canada Approval for Its Monarch eTNS System for the Treatment of Drug-Resistant Epilepsy and Major Depressive Disorder
11. ePharmaSolutions Wins Major Award for Life Sciences Industry Innovation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, ... design, development and manufacturing of collagen and mineral ... announced today that Bill Messer has ... Marketing to further leverage the growing portfolio of ... devices. Bill joins the Collagen Matrix ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today ... allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health care ... coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing need ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of product ... a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing HCEI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Mass. , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, ... pharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that ... Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," ... will increase shareholder awareness of our progress in developing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now ... and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings ... The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a ... Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at ... returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are ... many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) ... will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research ... anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business ... to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the ... minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):