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VIDEO: Jason Collins appointed to the President's council on fitness, sports and nutrition

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President Obama appointed Jason Collins to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. The first active gay pro NBA player Collins is joined by Misty Copeland, Alonzo H. Mourning, Jr., Rachael Ray, and Robert Thomas Shepardson.

“I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their talents to serving the American people at this important time for our country. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead” said Obama.  

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