Saints’ Player Safety Education program set for June 26 at Freedom Fields

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The New Orleans Saints are bringing their Player Safety Education program for parents and coaches involved in youth and high school athletics to First Baptist Bossier’s Freedom Fields on June 26.

The Heads Up Football Player Safety Info Sessions starts at 5:45 p.m. with registration. It is free and open to the public.

Other sponsors are USA Football, the Taylor Hooton Foundation, the Shreveport- Bossier Sports Commission and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

Highlights of the event include an overview by USA Football, a Taylor Hooton Foundation presentation and sessions on heat and hydration, concussion awareness and heads-up tackling.

According to its website, “the Taylor Hooton Foundation was formed in memory of Taylor E. Hooton, a 17-year-old high school athlete from Plano, Texas, who took his own life on July 15, 2003, after using anabolic steroids.”

The Taylor Hooton Foundation is widely recognized as the national leader in education on the topic of appearance and performance-enhancing drugs by the youth of the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

— Staff Reports, newsroom@bossierpress.com