Sunday, February 13, 2011
Drew Brees @ NASPE Session
The AAHPERD national convention is being held on March 31st in San diego, California and one way to attract attention is having 2009 Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees, Quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, as the head speaker for the NASPE general session. This is the 126th annual AAHPERD convention being held. Past speakers have ranged from the Iron Man himself, Cal Ripken, Herschel Walker and Annika Sorenstam. Brees is the co-chair of the Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Even as an outstanding performer on the field, he is also a great help off the field establishing the Brees Dream Foundation in 2003, where they have raised money for every thing from cancer care and research to helping rebuild schools, parks, playgrounds and athletic fields in New Orleans, San Diego and Purdue. The NASPE session, streams as one of the overall highlights of the whole AAHPERD conventions. The expectations for attendance spread among over 5,000 teachers and coaches. I think it is a great addition to the conference to have an athlete as well known as Drew Brees to speak because it adds to the importance of physical education throughout the country as well as helping people notice that even the most famous professional athletes care and understand about the overall well being as the nation and children as a whole. I believe that the addition of Brees will also help people who were considering going to the convention make their decision definite.