The TFAA is working with the following companies in order to offer premium services and discounts to our members.
New York Life
Health Insurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement Planning, where do you start? The key to achieving long-term stability is planning. As an athlete, you must take control of your own financial destiny moreso than the average person because you do not have an employer to steer you in the right direction. The advantage of this is that you get to customize your financial planning and insurance selections. And you don't have to do it alone. New York Life has partnered with the TFAA to help you not only secure proper health insurance but also identify exactly what you should be doing with your money now so that it is still working for you long after you stop competing.
Eye Care 20/20
Dr. Cary Silverman, MD, the medical director for Eyecare 20/20, is a skilled eye surgeon and an avid Olympic sports fan. He has offered his help to many elite and Olympic athletes for several years. And we are thrilled to announce that Dr. Silverman is offering TFAA elite athlete members free LASIK surgery (estimated cost of $6000 to $7000).
More information about the opportunity can be found here.
SHEEX is the maker of the world's first luxury performance bed sheets. SHEEX, Inc. was co-founded in 2007 by former University of South Carolina basketball coaches Susan Walvius and Michelle Marciniak. Both were accomplished collegiate student-athletes: Walvius starred at Virginia Tech while Marciniak played for the legendary coach Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee and led the Lady Vols to the 1996 NCAA title while earning MVP honors in the National Championship game. Michelle went on to play professional basketball for six years.
SHEEX's mission is to create an entirely different kind of bedding using the finest in professional-quality athletic performance fabrics. SHEEX product lines include the Home, Nautical (boat), Travel and Baby Collections.
SHEEX Athlete members received 25% off SHEEX products. More about the partnership HERE.
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Skin Care for Athletes is the only organic and natural skin care line designed specifically for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. The Tri-Body Collection and our P.A.R. line (Prepare Achieve Recover) include our 3-in-1 Tri-Body Washes, Tri-Body Moisturizing Sprays, Tri-Body Therapeutic Soaking Salts and Tri-Body Massage Oil. All have anti-fungal/anti-bacterial properties; offers light UVA/UVB protection, are sulfate, petrochemical, paraben and phthalate-free and never tested on animals.
Skin Care for Athletes will send members of TFAA samples of our products and we offer them a 25% discount on all of our products at www.skincareforathletes.com. Furthermore, Skin Care for Athletes is offering sponsorship opportunities to interested TFAA athletes. Members who are interested can login to their TFAA account to learn more details.
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Some of the items Natural Vitality offers are:
- The award-winning Natural Calm Plus Calcium - an "Emergen-C"-like packet you add to your hot or cold water to help aid with recovery.
- Liquid multi Organic Life Vitamins - packets containing their liquid vitamin incorporating minerals, amino acids, organic fruits and vegetables as well as vitamins.
- Energy28 - a whole-food energy "shot" containing 28 organic and natural ingredients for sustained energy.
More information can be found at the Natural Vitality Sports website: http://naturalvitalitysports.com/
The Vaughn Center is an organization dedicated the enhancement of the athlete's mind, body, and spirit.
We can offer support in the following areas:
Mentoring - With the kind of focus it takes to succeed in the highly competitive world of track & field, it takes an incredible amount of mental and emotional maturity to keep life in balance. One can only excel on the track with a life in chaos for so long. Eventually, the imbalances off the track begin to trickle into performance states which causes athlete's to underperform. Through the Vaughn Center's programs, athletes learn how to keep their careers in perspective, how to develop their mental and emotional talent, how to become authentic leaders leveraging the stage of sport to influence positive change in the world, and improve overall quality of life.
Mentoring is offered in "distance-coaching" programs, workshops, and retreats.
Retirement/Transition - It's no secret that highly competitive athletes have serious difficulties managing the process of transitioning into life after sport. With this highly sensitive issue at heart, the Vaughn Center has designed unique programs that guide athletes into recovery, renewal, and re-identification so that they can leverage their former careers as stepping stones into greater achievement, influence, and impact in the world.
Retirement/Transition programs are offered in workshops, retreats, and "distance-coaching" only as a follow up to the retreats.
The TFAA is honored to be supported by the following individuals and organizations. We appreciate your contribution!
My Athletic Life
My Athletic Life is a website dedicated to helping you achieve your fitness goals and objectives.
Are you a runner, a rower, a rider, a lifter, a CrossFitter? Do you believe that a stronger body will improve your chances to avoid the medical maladies that affect so many people? Do you consider yourself an athlete?
Check out their website, with fantastic resources and inspiring interviews at MyAthleticLife.com.
Anne Audain qualified for 6 Olympic Games for New Zealand - 1972-1992 - in every distance from 800m to marathon, and she is a former world record holder in the 5K. She pioneered professionalism for female track and field competitors by accepting prize money at the first professional event in 1981 which resulted in a "temporary" lifetime ban from the sport.
Born with severe bone deformities in both feet, Audain was unable to walk correctly until re-constructive surgery at age 13. Three years later she qualified for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games in the 1500m. Anne always wanted to teach because she believed in giving children the self-esteem necessary to reach their goals and dreams. Today she relies on her running experiences and other accomplishments to teach through her motivational speaking and other activities.
A documentary film has been made about her life, "Running Her Way," and she co-authored her biography "Uncommon Heart" with John L. Parker, Jr, the author of the famous running novel "Once A Runner."
Learn more about Audain on her website: www.AnneAudain.com
Pole Vault Power
Launched in 2002 by Becca Gillespy Peter, PoleVaultPower.com provides an outlet for vaulters and coaches to connect and discuss everything related to the sport. Moving forward, the goal is to improve the level and safety of vaulting in the US by increasing communication and opportunities to pole vault.