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Gordon passionate about 'It's All Me' message

KC outfielder spreads word through Taylor Hooton Foundation campaign
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Four years ago, Royals All-Star and Gold Glove Award-winning outfielder Alex Gordon was asked if he'd like to be on the advisory board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation. And once again this year, Gordon is proud to take part in the "It's All Me" campaign.

The Taylor Hooton Foundation is a leader in the advocacy against appearance and performance-enhancing substance use by the youth of America.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Four years ago, Royals All-Star and Gold Glove Award-winning outfielder Alex Gordon was asked if he'd like to be on the advisory board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation. And once again this year, Gordon is proud to take part in the "It's All Me" campaign.

The Taylor Hooton Foundation is a leader in the advocacy against appearance and performance-enhancing substance use by the youth of America.

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That message is right up Gordon's alley, as Gordon is one of the most nutrition-conscious athletes in baseball.

"It's all about doing things the right way," Gordon said. "Stay away from performance-enhancing drugs. That's why I got involved with it, because of some of the issues we've had with PEDs in sports.

"We do clinics on the field every year with kids from the Kansas City community. Kids come and we show them how to train. This is something that interests me, especially the nutrition part."

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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