Hockey Hall of Famer, Phil Esposito to support ATHLETES FOR AMERICA
National Emergency Preparedness Initiative!
November 17, 2010… AFA Founder, Billy McGehee announced today that NHL Hall of Famer, Phil Esposito has agreed to endorse and support the AFA National Emergency Preparedness Initiative.
"I am thrilled and honored to have Phil Esposito join our Team as one of our Senior National Advisors. He is considered to be one of the greatest to have ever played in the National Hockey League and I cannot think of anyone who better understands how important it is to be prepared. He understands the importance of our mission and is committed to helping AFA Make a Difference in America by utilizing the strength of the Athlete and the power of sports to help educate, prepare and train our athletes on the importance of emergency preparedness and response. I have known Phil for many years. He is a great Leader and I can assure you that he knows how to motivate athletes! I am positive that Phil’s participation and efforts with AFA will lead to many Americans, not just athletes, having an interest in participating with the AFA national emergency preparedness initiative and joining our network. In the end his efforts will surely help us create a much safer nation", said McGehee.
Phil Esposito said, "Every athlete who has benefited from a coach’s training or a community’s support should repay these debts by having the training to Save the Life of another human being. I applaud AFA and encourage all communities to join this organization. I look forward to working with AFA on this very important national initiative.
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