2009 Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees to Keynote Largest Gathering of Physical Educators in 2011
RESTON, Va., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Drew Brees, co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, 2009 Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, and Sports Illustrated’s 2010 Sportsman of the Year, will keynote the General Session of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) at the 2011 AAHPERD National Convention & Exposition in San Diego, CA on Thursday, March 31, 2011. ING Run For Something Better is the sponsor of the NASPE General Session.
Over 5,000 physical education teachers, coaches, and physical activity professionals are expected to attend the 126th National Convention and Exposition of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), March 29 to April 2, 2011. Additional speakers include Dr. Jack Groppel, co-founder of the Human Performance Institute and internationally recognized author and speaker; John Ratey, MD, Harvard Medical School psychiatrist and bestselling author of Spark!; and Lula Washington, Avatar choreographer.
“Drew Brees will share with us his experiences as co-chair of the President’s Council and his efforts to get all Americans more physically active. We are thrilled that he will join us for AAHPERD’s 126th National Convention & Expo,” says NASPE President Lynn Couturier.
In Brees’ five years with the San Diego Chargers and four years with the New Orleans Saints, he has been elected to four Pro Bowls while being named 2004 Comeback player of the Year, 2006 All-Pro Team, 2006 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, 2008 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, and Super Bowl XLIV Champion and MVP. Today, Brees was named Sports Illustrated’s 2010 Sportsman of the Year.
As much pride as Brees takes in his on field performance, he takes even more pride in his community service endeavors. Drew and his wife, Brittany, established the Brees Dream Foundation in 2003 and since then have raised and/or committed over $6 million to help advance cancer research and rebuild schools, parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields in New Orleans, San Diego, and Purdue/West Lafayette, IN communities.
To learn more about the 2011 AAHPERD National Convention & Exposition, go to http://www.aahperd.org/convention. The latest issues, trends and concerns in the physical education and physical activity professions will be addressed by more than 400 program sessions and special events as well as an exposition of nearly 300 exhibitors.
SOURCE American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)