Posted: Monday August 12, 2013 8:49 PM

Little League to introduce drug education program

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Little League Baseball plans to introduce an educational program for coaches and volunteers intended to raise awareness about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.

Working with the Taylor Hooton Foundation, Little League hopes to have an online program ready for next season. Little League had been speaking with the foundation for more than a year about a program, well before Major League Baseball's recent suspensions of more than a dozen players.

The suspensions Aug. 5 came less than two weeks before the start of the Little League World Series on Thursday.

The Hooton Foundation is named after a high school pitcher who committed suicide in 2003. Doctors attributed Taylor Hooton's behavior to depression caused after he stopped using PEDs.
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