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Jim Worthington

One Busy Guy!

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JIM WORTHINGTON, Owner of The Newtown Athletic Club (NAC) in Newtown, Pennsylvania, and incoming IHRSA Chairman, effective July 1st, has been one busy guy! Here's a little run down on what Jim has been up to:

On May 22, 2018, the Right to Try Bill was passed by the House of Representatives in Washington, DC. This bill was first passed in the U.S. Senate (S 204) in August, 2017. It finally passed the House and was signed into law by President Trump on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

JIM WORTHINGTON had put all his resources and connections behind supporting this bill because of his friendship with MATT BELINA, a member of Jim's NAC, who suffers from ALS, a terminal illness giving him 2 - 5 years to live. Jim first met Matt in 2015 when he joined the NAC. Shortly thereafter, Jim began raising money at his club for Matt's Mission to support Augie's Quest and ALS TDI research, and they've continued to support Augie's Quest hugely as AUGIE and LYNNE NIETO pressed on with their valiant fight to beat ALS once and for all.

Jim Worthington Speaking With President Donald J. Trump on the White House LawnJim Worthington Speaking With President Donald J. Trump on the White House Lawn

As good luck would have it, Jim had also been nominated by President Donald J. Trump to serve on his President's Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, and Jim was scheduled to be in Washington D.C. with the President when he introduced the Council at his May 30th White House Event entitled: "The White House Sports and Fitness Day."  The event was hosted by the President and featured youth sports teams from across the nation playing games on the White House South Lawn with the members of the President's Council while the President addressed the group and then mingled with the crowd (See Photo). Jim brought two teams from Bucks County, Pennsylvania to meet the President and the other luminaries on the Council, such as HERSHEL WALKER, MARIANO RIVERA and MISTY-MAY TRAENOR.

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