SUPPORT CLEAN SPORT
HOSTS NATIONAL LAUNCH PARTY
(Los Angeles) – Support Clean Sport, a new athlete-driven grassroots campaign dedicated to fostering clean sport, is hosting its national launch party on Sunday, May 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the downtown City Park in Woodstock, Georgia. Sponsored by Banned Substances Control Group and presented by Star 94.1FM and host DJ Crazy Mike, the all-day event will feature educational seminars on training, diet, and supplements, a bench-press contest presented by Hickory Flat GNC, high-intensity functional fitness exercises by The Garage and CrossFit, speed and agility measurements by XCelerate Sports Development, and physiological testing by Life University Sport Health Science.
“We’re very excited about bringing together athletes, coaches, parents, sports fans, fitness enthusiasts and health experts to not only help foster clean sport, but to embrace and celebrate it,” says Oliver Catlin, co-founder and Vice President of Anti-Doping Research and Executive Director of Support Clean Sport. “Over the years, we’ve heard from many athletes, sponsors and others that they would like to do something positive to help promote integrity in athletic competition. Support Clean Sport provides that opportunity to any person or company that shares our passion.”
Support Clean Sport combines education and outreach by top experts with commitments from athletes to stay clean and active participation of coaches, parents, alumni and sport enthusiasts. The SCS Team of Professionals provides information on banned substance regulations so athletes can stay clean, and it shares tips on diet, training, supplementation and other topics that allow athletes to reach their highest potential and win clean. Support Clean Sport also provides people an opportunity to Join SCS, our social networking community for those passionate about clean sport.
“I think many athletes and fans long for a time when you know the person on the podium deserves to be there, and the victory can be celebrated without a hint of suspicion,” says Don Catlin, M.D., co-founder and President of Anti-Doping Research & Support Clean Sport and founder and former longtime director of the UCLA Olympic Analytical Lab. “Athletes who have invested so much time and effort into their training deserve that, as do sports fans. Ultimately, we believe that working together, it’s possible to get there.”
Among the educational speakers at the SCS national launch party on Sunday in Woodstock will be drug-testing experts, dietary supplement experts and doctors. Up-and-coming R&B artist Candy Nicole will be singing the national anthem and “Should Have Been Me.” Also performing will be four-time national champions Kennesaw State University’s competitive cheerleading squad.
Support Clean Sport is an initiative organized by the nonprofit organization/NPO Anti-Doping Research, a leading sports research institute based in Los Angeles. Proceeds from Support Clean Sport go toward supporting the vision of clean sport and ADR’s efforts to generate new initiatives and approaches that are conducive to clean sport. Current Xterra Triathlon World Champion Shonny Vanlandingham is among those athletes who have joined Support Clean Sport.