BENEFITING TRINITY COMMUNITY MINISTRIES
Empower Atlanta's homeless and veteran community to transform their lives by transforming yours.
Each Spring, before Memorial Day up to 225 male and female competitors will put their speed, strength, endurance, and agility to the test. The Trinity Combine features 10 athletic events which serve as a customized Pro Day. Competitors will be able to register for the individual competition, which will require participation in all 10 events, or the team competition, which enables teams of 2-4 to competitors to divide up the 10 events (the top score from each event will be recorded). Team competitors can compete in all 10 of the events or only 1 depending on their strategy and numbers. See FAQs for further details. Specifically, the 10 events include:
400 Meter Run
40 Yard Dash
20 Yard Shuttle Run
500 Meter Row
800 Meter Run
While the Trinity Combine is the perfect event to get your beach body back (as it's shortly before Memorial Day) or to settle the debate as to whether or not you can still break that 4.8 second 40 yard dash time, the ultimate purpose is to raise money for Atlanta's dynamic homeless and veteran recovery program, Trinity Community Ministries. While the individual fundraising goal remains $500, your ticket to compete in the 2018 Trinity Combine is earned once you raise at least $250 for Trinity Community Ministries. If you can cut and paste, then earning your ticket is a piece of cake. Of note, Trinity Community Ministries is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible. There will also be a registration fee which will cover game day swag (top quality custom uniform provided by Lululemon Athletica and other competitor gear) as well as on-site nutrition and access to the 10 events. Competitor results will be posted online following the event so train hard!
Here is a testimonial letter from an Alumni of the Trinity House-Big Bethel program Willis Lamaar Hatfield Reavis who is still a supporter of Trinity House-Big Bethel.
"My name is Willis Lamaar Hatfield Reavis. I was born on March 1, 1986, and adopted at age 13. I joined the United States Army when I turned 18. After basic training, I served in Iraq. After 13 months, I came home and got married to a beautiful lady. Before too long, I was deployed to Afghanistan. I was wounded there. Prescription drugs were administered for my physical pain. They became an addiction. I started to use more and more to numb the physical and emotional pain.
After returning to the States, I was imprisoned at Leavenworth, Kansas, for possession of Heroin and other drug-related crimes. During that time, my father killed himself and my wife divorced me. My only option, after leaving prison, was to go home to my Grandfather, who lived in Roswell, Georgia. Sadly, he died the day I was released.
I was homeless. Drug-related crimes kept me in and out of jail for 2 years. From prison, I was sent to the Veterans Affairs Medical Hospital. I was hallucinating from mixing Heroin and Methamphetamine. I was in a very bad condition. The VA Hospital recommended drug recovery treatment. On April 16, 2014, I was welcomed in by the Trinity House-Big Bethel program. I am grateful for the help and guidance that I am receiving here and am now working part-time as part of my recovery.
My story is a work in progress to date. I would like to thank all of the people who volunteer and contribute to helping me get back on my feet."