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ACSM Hosts Highly Successful Capitol Hill Day

On March 16, forty-five ACSM members hit the Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staff on legislation establishing regular review of federal physical activity guidelines, legislation to create incentives for physical activity through pre-tax medical account and full funding for PE in schools. More than 90 meetings were held with members of Congress.

The list of sports celebrities visiting Capitol Hill who helped deliver the pro-physical activity message, included former Heisman Trophy winner/former NFL All-Pro Herschel Walker; U.S. Olympic track & field gold medalist Carl Lewis; NHL All-Star Alex Ovechkin (Capitals); MLB All-Star Steve Garvey; MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage; U.S. Olympic swimming medalist Summer Sanders; NHL Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine; NBA champion A.C. Green; NFL nose tackle Brandon Williams (Ravens); USA Weightlifting’s Cara Heads-Slaughter; former boxing champ & celebrity trainer Danny Musico; NFL cornerback Shawn Springs; U.S. Olympian Tayyiba Haneef-Park; MLS defender Bobby Boswell; NFL All Pro linebacker Ken Harvey; and former NFL defensive back John Booty.

To learn how you can become more involved as a Key Contact for ACSM, please contact Monte Ward at mward@acsm.org. more


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