THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES JIM KELLY TO THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL
FITNESS AND SPORTS
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Jim Kelly to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Jim Kelly of New York is the quarterback for the National Football League's (NFL) Buffalo Bills. After playing for the University of Miami, Mr. Kelly played two seasons for the Houston Gamblers of the now-defunct United States Football League where he was named the 1984 Player of the Year. He joined the Buffalo Bills in 1986 and has since led the team to five AFC-East Divisional Championships and four consecutive Super Bowl appearances. Aside from his professional record, Mr. Kelly has dedicated himself to charitable causes for children, including the Easter Seals Society and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is also a spokesperson for the Children's Miracle Network and founded the "Kelly for Kids Foundation." Mr. Kelly has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1991 Western New York Leukemia Society Man of the Year, the 1992 Buffalo News Citizen of the Year Award, the 1993 Honorary Spokesman for the World University Games at Buffalo, and most recently he was a finalist for the 1994 NFL's "Man of the Year" Award.
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports advises the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on enhancing opportunities for participation in physical fitness and sports. Council members also provide visibility for the cause of physical fitness through their participation in events, conferences and similar activities.