Cliff Robinson is a proud member of Athletes for Care. Athletes for Care has an amazing event coming up, which is part of the 420 Games. See more information below, and make sure to attend if you are in the area:
On Saturday July 22nd, Athletes For Care (A4C) will give people an opportunity to participate in a kickball tournament and compete against professional athletes like UFC legend Frank Shamrock, former Denver Broncos Tatum Bell, Charlie Adams and Reuben Droughns, hometown hero and former NFL-star Marques Harris, and Eben Britton formerly of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Hosted by the annual 420 Games, proceeds from the Athletes For Care Kickball Tournament will be applied toward the development of athlete support programs designed to provide a better quality of life for athletes before, during and after a career in sports. Programs include the Afterlife Program created by Eben Britton; the Body Chek Wellness Program created by Riley Cote; and the Create Program created by Nate Jackson.
For more information on the programs, please visit http://athletesforcare.org/programs/
The 420 Games, an annual fun-filled day of activities, exercise and live music will take place at Berkeley Lake Park in Denver on Saturday, July 22nd. The event kicks off with a
4.20 mile walk, jog, skate or ride around scenic Berkeley Lake Park, followed immediately by the Athletes For Care Kickball Tournament. Registration is open to the public and VIP tickets are available at https://420games.org
About Athletes For Care:
Founded by a group of retired professional athletes from a variety of sports, including the NFL, UFC, NBA and NHL, Athletes For Care (A4C) is a community of athletes united by the collective belief that health crises such as opioid addiction, depression and chronic pain can be treated by alternative solutions like cannabis, proper nutrition, yoga and mindfulness. The organization founders include UFC legends Bas Rutten and Frank Shamrock; the NFL’s Jake Plummer, Nate Jackson, Eben Britton and Marvin Washington; Cliff Robinson from the NBA; former NHL tough guys Riley Cote and Darren McCarty and a long list of other high performance athletes. With the primary mission of supporting a better quality of life for all athletes, A4C will also help men and women achieve post-career success through a suite of programs designed by athletes and for athletes including art programs, mentoring and support group programs, online educational course work, internships, and access to business opportunities within new and emerging industries. http://athletesforcare.org
Cliff Robinson is proud to announce that he has joined the Athletes for CARE organization. Athletes For CARE (A4C) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a community where athletes can find support, opportunity and purpose in life after a career in sports. They are an organization founded by a group of pro athletes who are uniting as one voice to advocate for research, education, and compassion when addressing important health issues facing athletes and the public at large.
Other members of the organization include (for pictures and bios of each athlete, click this link here):
It can be difficult for a retired professional athlete to find their place in the world after their playing career is over. Having a support group can often make a very big difference in professional athlete’s lives. Athletes for CARE is an organization created by athletes, for athletes. Other professional athletes are encouraged to join the organization. To find out more about Athletes for CARE, check out their website, and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google Plus.
Professional sports ambassadors from Athletes For CARE, a national not-for-profit organization launching later this spring, will headline a “Sports and Cannabis” panel at the inaugural 2017 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo (WMCCExpo), April 21-22, 2017, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, in Pittsburgh.
Former National Football League (NFL) players Marvin Washington, Nate Jackson, Eben Britton, and Todd Herremans will lead a comprehensive discussion on medical cannabis in professional sports on Friday, April 21, from 2-3 p.m.
Hosted by Compassionate Certification Centers™ (CCC) and Greenhouse Ventures LLC, medical cannabis meets business innovation at the national physician-led conference.
The WMCCExpo will feature educational seminars, professional training workshops, networking opportunities, and dynamic panels on the industry’s most compelling issues.
For tickets or information, call 1-888-316-9085 or visit http://www.cccregister.com.
Founded by pro athletes, Athletes For CARE is dedicated to raising awareness for important issues facing both professional athletes and the public at large. The newly formed organization advocates for research, education and compassion when addressing these challenges.
“I look forward to attending the 2017 World Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo as a representative of Athletes for CARE. Events like the WMCCExpo provide a much-needed platform for us to address the many health concerns facing former professional athletes and engage in honest dialogue about holistic and non-toxic solutions,” said Nate Jackson, former NFL player for the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers.
In addition to the “Sports and Cannabis” panel, the WMCCExpo will feature presentations on the potential medical benefits of cannabinoids with experts in the field of science and medicine.
“Many athletes or ex athletes already benefit from Medical Cannabis in its use for treating chronic pain and its symptoms. The use of Medical Cannabis may likely also expand into other areas that directly affect athletes, including concussions and psychiatric disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, or depression,” stated Dr. Bryan Doner co-founder of Compassionate Certification Centers.
Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are associated with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a dreaded condition of the brain caused by repeated head trauma.
In a recent study conducted by Boston University, CTE was identified in 96% of NFL players and 79% of all football players examined. The topic has made national sports headlines and continues to raise questions about the future of the American sport.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to openly discuss how cannabis has helped me personally, both in my everyday life, as well as throughout the course of my career in the NFL. I look forward to sharing my story with the hopes that it could possibly help others to better understand the cannabis plant and its many uses,” stated former Philadelphia Eagles player Todd Herremans
The WMCCExpo will feature former professional athletes and renowned doctors including:
- Eben Britton, Athletes For CARE ambassador, Former NFL offensive linesman
- Todd Herremans, Athletes For CARE ambassador, Former NFL offensive guard
- Nate Jackson, Athletes For CARE ambassador, Former NFL player and published author of “Slow Getting Up: A Story of – NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile” and “Fantasy Man”
- Marvin Washington, Athletes For CARE ambassador, NFL Super Bowl Winner & Cannabis Advocate
- Dr. Cyril Wecht, Forensic Science Consultant who was portrayed by Albert Brooks in the critically acclaimed movie “Concussion”.
- Ricky Williams, Heisman Trophy Winner and former NFL player
The WMCCExpo will attract upwards of 5,000 attendees, over 170 exhibiting companies, and dozens of medical, investment, and cannabis industry thought leaders. For tickets or information, call 1-888-316-9085 or visit http://www.cccregister.com.
This event press release first appeared here