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Renowned Athletes, Coaches, Medical Professionals and Organizations Join The NSLA Network to Support Injured Athletes

National Sports Leagues of America Announces Line-Up of Ambassadors and Partners Spreading the Word about the Free Nationwide Injured Athlete Alert System

Dallas, TX, May 18, 2012 --( Since its launch in February 2012, National Sports Leagues of America has garnered the attention of influencers in sports, business and medicine to help spread awareness about its free, patent-pending “Injured Athlete Alert” support network. NSLA Ambassadors have stepped up to help raise awareness about catastrophic sports injuries, and rally individuals nationwide to support severely injured athletes and their families.

“The grim reality is that every year, hundreds of athletes are severely injured, suffering from spinal cord injuries, heat stroke, or sudden cardiac arrest,” said Zina Barrow, president, National Sports Leagues of America. “We are working with key industry individuals and organizations to let the public know about our free Injured Athlete Alert system to help athletes and their families. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the type of care and recovery our athletes have access to when tragedy strikes.”

When an athlete suffers a catastrophic sports injury, the school, coach or family of the injured athlete contacts NSLA to send an Injured Athlete Alert to members nationwide via text message, email and through social networks. Members then decide if, when and how much to give to help the athlete and his or her family with medical expenses and rehabilitation, or in the most unfortunate cases, funeral expenses. Within 48-72 hours, the families of the athletes can begin receiving checks. In just one minute, individuals can join the NSLA support network for free at

NSLA Ambassadors:

- Brent Callaway – Sports Ambassador: adidas Global Performance Coach and speed and strength coach for professional athletes; five-time ACC pole vault champion
- Dr. Katherine Coyner – Medical Ambassador: renowned orthopaedic surgeon and assistant professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- K.J. Hendricks – Baseball Ambassador: assistant baseball coach at the University of Texas, Arlington, and former professional baseball player with the Colorado Rockies organization
- Stewart Gill – Martial Arts Ambassador: businessman, motivational speaker, entertainer and Taekwondo World Champion
- Travis Lewis – Football Ambassador: NFL linebacker for the Detroit Lions; former record-breaking linebacker at the University of Oklahoma
- Heather Portnoy – Cheer Ambassador: publisher of the number one sources for cheerleading – Cheer Coach Magazine and Recreational Cheerleading Magazine - and a prominent leader in the cheerleading industry
NSLA Official Partners:
- Push to Walk: specialized exercise gym for people with spinal cord injuries and paralysis (
- STOP Sports Injuries: a campaign that educates athletes, parents, athletic trainers, coaches and healthcare providers about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help reverse the trend and the need to keep young athletes healthy (
- TraffiCare International: an organization dedicated to helping people relieve the burden and expense of traffic tickets (
- ZLinked: specializes in Social Media Marketing and Internet Advertising with creative – effective and affordable solutions to take word of mouth campaigns viral (

“Families who are affected by tragic sports-related events often need a way to cover the medical or funeral costs involved,” said Barrow. “Even with immediate fundraising efforts in place, the problem is often getting enough recognition to raise the needed funds. Car washes and bake sales won’t raise enough to fund necessary treatments for the athlete. That’s where NSLA comes in. Immediate action through the NSLA network makes it possible for a sports-related injury or death to gain nationwide attention and greater fundraising results.”

Cheer Ambassador Portnoy added, “We are proud to partner with NSLA, as Cheer Coach Magazine and Recreational Cheerleading Magazine are committed to promoting injury prevention and treatment, as well as educating athletes on cheer safety and the future of the sport.”

NSLA is on a race to reach 20,000 members by the end of May 2012. Only with that reach will NSLA be able to start making a real difference in the lives of athletes, coaches, schools, teams and families. Sign up for free today at

About National Sports Leagues of America
Launched in February 2012, National Sports Leagues of America, a California corporation, is a free resource for schools, colleges and professional sports organizations to assist athletes and coaches who have suffered or sustained a life-threatening injury. NSLA was established to help those affected when an athlete or coach suffers paralysis from a spinal cord injury or death from heat stroke or sudden cardiac arrest. NSLA provides a crucial patent-pending system that ensures a maximized response rate and improved fundraising efforts. To learn more and join the network for free, visit
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