755 HITS goals?
increased public awareness, our intent is to provide support through
education about Truth, Honesty and Integrity; in athletic competition, and
as a foundation of public conduct. Doing the right thing, taking
responsibility for your actions and being held accountable when you break
the rules. Simply, knowing right from wrong, taking any substance that
artificially enhances performance is no different than cheating on a test,
it is wrong! There are consequences in society for following or breaking
rules and laws, we want kids to grow up knowing that success is always about
doing what is right.
How much of every
dollar donated will go towards the education and awareness of performance
92% of all revenue
generated from donations and proceeds from
755 HITS merchandise will go
towards supporting education and awareness.
leagues created an environment where cheating is tolerated?
Our opinion is
that the creation of a specific list of banned substances is tacit approval
of other performance enhancing substances, and this environment of approval
is harmful to players and their fans. The specificity of a banned list
creates that atmosphere among athletes, trainers and chemists that
substances are okay as long as they are either not on the list or because
they canít be detected, is in it self wrong. Adopting clear policies, where
taking any performance enhancing substance is considered wrong and penalties
applied, creates accountability, amateur and professional leagues can simply
do the right thing. If Major League Baseball can create and enforce a zero
tolerance policy on gambling, which they have done successfully in the case
of Pete Rose, they can create a policy on substance abuse and enforce it if
they really want to. We cannot understand why they would want to put the
health and welfare of their players at risk, the players are the ones who
fill the seats, sell the merchandise and make ownership financial rewarding.
What types of
organizations will you support?
755 HITS will provide support
primarily to non professional and youth related sports programs. We will
work with any scholastic or public youth athletic club; our initial approach
would be to work with all amateur athletic leagues, club and associations.
We believe that our approach will maintain a level playing field for Soccer,
Baseball, Swimming, Track & Field, Football, Basketball and Wrestling just
to name a few. We currently support the TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION (taylorhooton.org) and the MIRACLE LEAGUE. We want to support kids,
parents and coaches, please contact us at 755 hits.org or email us so
we can determine how we may benefit your organization.
Who will enforce the
penalties for stripping players of their records?
We have developed
guidelines on penalties which are listed on our website; ultimately it will
be the responsibility of each individual organization to enforce a penalty
when an infraction has been documented. We believe that it is the
responsibility of each organization to create a Code of Conduct for players,
parents and coaches, acknowledging that they have read, understand and agree
to abide by the rules. Your signature on the document means that you accept
the penalties for failure to follow the rules on performance enhancing
substances and cheating.
How will you
categorize or document performance enhancing substances?
We will allow the
medical community and respected international organizations like the World
Anti-Doping Agency to determine what substances are considered performance
enhancers. 755 HITS believes
that any substance taken for a specific medical condition must be documented
by the player and their physician. Our belief is that strength, power and
ability are derived from hard work, talent and proper nutrition. We plan on
expanding our web site to provide guidelines to proper nutrition, simply
put, if you are eating a well balanced diet of recognized foods from the
major food groups you are playing by the rules.