2 Updates

Noted TS Advocate and World Soccer Star Tim Howard Joins New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome Board of Directors

Oct 12 2013, 3:17am CDT | by PR.com

Howard, who grew up in North Brunswick, N.J., was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome 20 years ago but has gone on to become a world-class soccer goalkeeper with the United States Men's National Team, Major League Soccer and the English Premier. He has been a supporter of NJCTS for more than a decade.

Somerville, NJ, October 12, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce the addition of Tim Howard, noted Tourette...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

46 weeks ago

Noted TS Advocate and World Soccer Star Tim Howard Joins New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome Board of Directors

Oct 12 2013, 3:17am CDT | by PR.com

Howard, who grew up in North Brunswick, N.J., was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome 20 years ago but has gone on to become a world-class soccer goalkeeper with the United States Men's National Team, Major League Soccer and the English Premier. He has been a supporter of NJCTS for more than a decade.

Somerville, NJ, October 12, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce the addition of Tim Howard, noted Tourette Syndrome advocate and star goalkeeper of the United States Men’s National Soccer Team, to the organization’s leadership as a member of the Board of Directors, effective October 7.

Howard, a 1997 graduate of North Brunswick Township High School and still a local icon, joins NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice; Board President Tim Omaggio; Board Secretary Rebecca Spar, Esq.; and Board Directors Conrad Roncati, James Levitt, Tim Kowalski and Marc Brummer on the NJCTS leadership team. WFAN-NY Sports Radio personality Craig Carton is an Honorary Member of the Board.

Howard is a longtime supporter of NJCTS and is a renowned advocate for the 1 in 100 kids worldwide who suffer from Tourette Syndrome – an inherited, misdiagnosed, misunderstood neurological disorder. Howard’s strong connection to the TS community dates back 20 years ago, when he was diagnosed with the disorder while in sixth grade.

However, Howard refused to let Tourette Syndrome deny him his dream of becoming a star athlete. At just 15, he already was a member of U.S. youth national soccer teams, and by 18 he was playing professional soccer with the North Jersey Imperials of the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues. He has gone on to have a stellar career as a member of Major League Soccer’s New York/New Jersey MetroStars (1998-2003), the English Premier League’s Manchester United (2003-2005) and Everton (2006-present), and the U.S. men’s national team (2000-present).

While with the MetroStars in 2001, Howard was named the MLS Humanitarian of the Year for his advocacy efforts on behalf of the New Jersey TS community. Now, Howard is excited to continue the work he started more than a decade ago with NJCTS.

"I am honored to join the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, which has done so much to provide advocacy and support for families,” said Howard, who is preparing to lead the U.S. men’s national team into competition at the FIFA World Cup next summer in Brazil. “NJCTS has changed the course of TS research through the TS Cell & DNA Sharing Repository at Rutgers University and has developed a worldwide reach. I look forward to working with Faith Rice and the other leadership to establish resources for children and families living with this often devastating neurological disorder."

Added Rice: “We are delighted to welcome Tim Howard, who has been such an instrumental part of our advocacy and awareness efforts over the years, onto our leadership team. Tim deeply cares for the 1 in 100 kids affected by TS, and with his local, national and international impact, the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome will continue to move rapidly toward creating a future unencumbered by TS for generations to come.”

More information about Tourette Syndrome, Tim Howard’s contributions to NJCTS and the organization itself is available by calling 908-575-7350 or by visiting www.njcts.org.

Contact Information:
New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome
Jeff Weber
908-575-7350
Contact via Email
www.njcts.org

Read the full story here: http://www.pr.com/press-release/521270

Press Release Distributed by PR.com

Source: PR.com

 
Update
2

Tweets

 
 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Fung targets home success at PGM Sabah Championship
Sabah (Malaysia), Sep 2 (IANS) Reigning Asian Development Tour (ADT) Order of Merit champion Nicholas Fung hopes to recover from a fever in time to contend for the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Sabah Championship starting Wednesday.
 
 
Pittsburgh Steelers to Pay Tribute to Chuck Noll With Decal on Helmets
Pittsburgh Steelers to Pay Tribute to Chuck Noll With Decal on Helmets
The Pittsburgh Steelers are paying tribute to their late former head coach, Chuck Noll, by sporting a decal with the initials "CHN" on their helmets during the 2014 NFL season.
 
 
Florida State Seminoles Lift Ban on Jesus 'Bobo' Wilson
Florida State Seminoles Lift Suspension of Jesus 'Bobo' Wilson
The Florida State Seminoles lifted the suspension of sophomore wide receiver Jesus "Bobo" Wilson on Sept. 1. The suspension stems from an offseason motor scooter theft incident.
 
 
Maradona meets Pope at 'Match for Peace'
Rome, Sep 2 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona briefly met Pope Francis, an avid football fan, before the start of 'Match for Peace' exhibition game and presented him with an Argentina shirt.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Cab sharing helps cut cost, curbs CO2 emission
New York, Sep 2 (IANS) Sharing a cab may help reduce total travel time by up to 40 percent, with corresponding reductions in operational costs and carbon dioxide emissions, says a new study. If passengers had been...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Belly fat increases high BP risk
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) People with fat around their abdominal area are at greater risk of developing hypertension (high blood pressure) when compared to those with similar body mass index (BMI) but fat concentrations...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Fung targets home success at PGM Sabah Championship
Sabah (Malaysia), Sep 2 (IANS) Reigning Asian Development Tour (ADT) Order of Merit champion Nicholas Fung hopes to recover from a fever in time to contend for the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Sabah Championship...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Watching action movies makes your waistline grow
New York, Sep 2 (IANS) If your kids love to watch Hollywood action movies, better watch out for their junk food consumption. According to a study, viewers who watch action-packed programmes indulge in over-eating. "We...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Pitch Perfect cast feel 'under pressure' with sequel
Ben Platt says the cast of 'Pitch Perfect' are feeling the pressure ahead of the sequel. The actor, who has starred in the popular Broadway production 'The Book of Mormon', acknowledges that the eagerly-awaited sequel...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Imagine Entertainment in talks for 24 movie
Imagine Entertainment want to make a '24' movie. According to TVLine, the production company's chairman, Brian Grazer, has expressed an interest in taking the hit Fox series to the big screen following the end of the...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Stan Lee reveals Black Panther movie is in the works
Stan Lee has suggested plans to make a Black Panther movie are still in development. Lee, the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, says that Marvel Studios will look to make a film based on the first black...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Lindsay Lohan uses hypnotherapy to quit smoking
Lindsay Lohan is using hypnotherapy to quit smoking. The 'Mean Girls' actress has reportedly turned to alternative medicine to kick her nicotine addiction before her West End debut on September 24 for David Mamet's play...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's kids write wedding vows
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's children helped to write their wedding vows. The Hollywood couple tied the knot in France on August 23 and they enlisted the help of their kids Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla