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Trump names Belichick to President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition

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On Friday, Donald Trump named New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and former Boston Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.

According to the official website, the council's purpose is to “increase sports participation among youth of all backgrounds and abilities and to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all Americans.”

"Each year, the Council hosts a meeting to set priorities and to discuss current programs and upcoming initiatives. Council members consider ways to most actively engage and inspire Americans to be active and healthy."

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This is Belichick and Damon's second term in this role as they also were appointed in 2018.

Other notable names on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition include former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, former college football coach Urban Meyer, and College Football Hall of Famer Herschel Walker.

Here is the full list of council members:

 
  • Mariano Rivera, of New York, Co-Chair
  • Misty May-Treanor, of California, Co-Chair
  • Herschel Junior Walker, of Georgia, Co-Chair
  • William Belichick, of Massachusetts
  • Johnny David Damon, of Florida
  • Nan Hayworth, of New York
  • Natalie Gulbis, of California
  • Kyle Frederick Snyder, of Maryland
  • Julie Teer, of Michigan
  • Brenda Larsen Becker, of Michigan
  • Mehmet Oz, of New Jersey
  • Amy Bockerstette, of Arizona
  • Robert Charles Wilkins, of New Jersey
  • Trevor Joseph Drinkwater, of California
  • Shauna Rohbock, of Utah
  • Chris Tisi, of Florida
  • Jake Olson, of California
  • Linda Yaccarino, of New York
  • Urban Meyer, of Ohio
  • Troy Vincent, of Virginia
  • Jennifer Pharr Davis, of North Carolina
  • Scott Turner, of Texas
  • Colby Covington, of Florida
  • Mary Owen, of Texas
  • Jorge Masvidal, of Florida
  • Robert Goldman, of Illinois
  • Matthew Hesse, of Nebraska
  • Ashlee Lundvall, of Wyoming
  • Samuel James Worthington, Jr., of Pennsylvania