Jake Burger joins Taylor Hooton Foundation

June 14th, 2024

The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today that infielder of the Miami Marlins has joined its “Advisory Board” of active players from throughout Major League Baseball. The Taylor Hooton Foundation is widely acknowledged as the leader in the advocacy against the use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances by the youth of America.

The four-year Major Leaguer who clubbed 63 extra-base hits -- including 34 home runs in 2023 -- joins 28 other members of the Hooton Foundation’s “Advisory Board,” which will include at least one player from all 30 Major League teams.

The MLB Advisory Board -- which celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2024 -- is made possible by the commitment of the Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS).

“We’re thrilled to have Jake join an incredible group of major-league players who have stepped up to serve as positive role models,” said Taylor Hooton Foundation president Donald Hooton, Jr. “We’re also very proud of the support that Major League Baseball and these elite athletes provide in sending a positive message to kids that they, too, can accomplish all of their dreams without the use of drugs. The participation of these players in our efforts to educate young people that using these substances is not the right choice cannot be overstated.”

As members of the “Advisory Board” -- formed in 2014 and fully endorsed by Major League Baseball – the players are participating in the THF’s 2024 public-service campaign, ALL ME®. For the campaign, a print PSA featuring each of the Foundation’s “Advisory Board” members has been created -- with images provided by THF national partner, Getty Images -- and will be made available to each player’s respective team for its program/magazine and other team platforms for the ‘24 season. In addition, ALL-ME-themed print PSAs will appear in Major League Baseball’s All-Star-Game, League Championship Series and World Series programs.

In addition to their participation in the public-service-ad campaigns since 2015, members of the “Advisory Board” also take part in the THF’s educational activities in their local communities. Board members have also provided their input on the most-effective ways to educate North America’s young people about the dangers of anabolic steroids and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs.

To date, the Taylor Hooton Foundation has spoken to and educated more than two-million people, speaking to thousands of athletes, coaches and parents in partnership with Major League Baseball.

Taylor Hooton Foundation’s

2024 MLB Advisory Board (to date):

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (Arizona Diamondbacks)

Ozzie Albies (Atlanta Braves)

Chris Sale (Atlanta Braves)

Adam Duvall (Atlanta Braves)

Adley Rutschman (Baltimore Orioles)

Lucas Giolito (Boston Red Sox)

Kyle Hendricks (Chicago Cubs)

Tyler Stephenson (Cincinnati Reds)

Tanner Bibee (Cleveland Guardians)

Charlie Blackmon (Colorado Rockies)

Kerry Carpenter (Detroit Tigers)

Jake Meyers (Houston Astros)

Brady Singer (Kansas City Royals)

Anthony Rendon (Los Angeles Angels)

Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers)

Jake Burger (Miami Marlins)

Christian Yelich (Milwaukee Brewers)

Christian Vázquez (Minnesota Twins)

Brandon Nimmo (New York Mets)

Jose Trevino (New York Yankees)

Seth Brown (Oakland Athletics)

Aaron Nola (Philadelphia Phillies)

Ke’Bryan Hayes (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Tommy Edman (St. Louis Cardinals)

Wilmer Flores (San Francisco Giants)

Brandon Lowe (Tampa Bay Rays)

Jon Gray (Texas Rangers)

José Berrios (Toronto Blue Jays)

Lane Thomas (Washington Nationals)