Team TItan Raises over $152,000 for Champions Place

TeamTitan showed up BIG in the 2019 Publix Atlanta Half Marathon. Not only was the race a success, with 22 Titan Teams crossing the finish line, but Team Titan raised over $152,000 to support the building of Champions Place, a first-of-its-kind residence specifically designed for young adults with physical disabilities.

For the growing (80+) Titan community, Champions Place will be a much-needed hub with ample, accessible space for all Titans to enjoy social activities with their friends, such as cookouts, outdoor movies, and coffee house concerts.

Thank you to all who donated to the effort put forth by Team Titan! And much thanks to our race partners, the Kyle Pease Foundation and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Thank you to our major race sponsor, Tommy Hilfiger!

Thank you to Tommy Hilfiger for being our 2019 Publix Half Marathon Race Sponsor and for outfitting Team Titan in athletic wear from Tommy Hilfiger’s innovative clothing line, Tommy Adaptive.

 
 

The 2019 Titan Athletes

Rolling this race is not a small task! Up at 4:00am for a 6:50am start, these Titans were motivated, dedicated, and adamant the hope and possibilities that will be available to all Titans through Champions Place is worth it! Read on to see what they say motivated them to roll.

CLICK any Titan Athlete’s picture to donate to Champions Place. Thank you!!

Corey Barbee    "   I’m running to support Champoins Place where I hope to live on my own with friends some day."

Corey Barbee
"I’m running to support Champoins Place where I hope to live on my own with friends some day."

Tim Beighley  "   I’m running so that all of us can live life to the fullest and independently."

Tim Beighley
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I’m running so that all of us can live life to the fullest and independently."

Parr Burton   "I’ve done a half marathon before and I loved it! Plus, you get cute guys to push you!"

Parr Burton
"I’ve done a half marathon before and I loved it! Plus, you get cute guys to push you!"

Victor Catanzaro   ”I’ve done marathons in the past, and have really enjoyed crossing the finish line. I want to do this half marathon with my Titan teammates in support of Champions Place. Wow! What a great thing it’ll be if I can live there one day!”

Victor Catanzaro
”I’ve done marathons in the past, and have really enjoyed crossing the finish line. I want to do this half marathon with my Titan teammates in support of Champions Place. Wow! What a great thing it’ll be if I can live there one day!”

Ryan Carroll   "I’m really excited to run in the Publix half marathon. This will be my second year doing this and it will be a lot of fun! I also want to raise money and awareness for Champions Place."

Ryan Carroll
"I’m really excited to run in the Publix half marathon. This will be my second year doing this and it will be a lot of fun! I also want to raise money and awareness for Champions Place."

Alyson Carter    "    I am running to support Champions Place and to be more active in the community."

Alyson Carter
" I am running to support Champions Place and to be more active in the community."

Garrett Couch   "I’m participating in the Publix half marathon to represent my Titan friends and team members and to support Champions Place. It’s an opportunity to grow our friendships and grow our great cause."

Garrett Couch
"I’m participating in the Publix half marathon to represent my Titan friends and team members and to support Champions Place. It’s an opportunity to grow our friendships and grow our great cause."

Austin Cox   "I’m participating in the race to help people live independantly. I have to live at home with mom.”

Austin Cox
"I’m participating in the race to help people live independantly. I have to live at home with mom.”

Josh Cusick  "   I believe that each and every person with a disability should have a chance to live as independently as they possibly can, and I see Champions Place as the catalyst of those ideas."

Josh Cusick
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I believe that each and every person with a disability should have a chance to live as independently as they possibly can, and I see Champions Place as the catalyst of those ideas."

Matthew Dooley  "   Although I’m not running this year, I want to show my support for Champions Place and for all the young adults who want to move out of the house and start their journey to become independent. Your donation to support me will make a big difference in many young adults' lives."

Matthew Dooley
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Although I’m not running this year, I want to show my support for Champions Place and for all the young adults who want to move out of the house and start their journey to become independent. Your donation to support me will make a big difference in many young adults' lives."

Noe Ford  "   I’m participating again this year to raise support for Champions Place."

Noe Ford
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I’m participating again this year to raise support for Champions Place."

Ben Gilkerson  "   I have wanted to run a race like this for a long time. I’m excited to be a part of this with my Titan friends and to support all the Champions organization does."

Ben Gilkerson
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I have wanted to run a race like this for a long time. I’m excited to be a part of this with my Titan friends and to support all the Champions organization does."

Adam Laarhoven   "I am excited to be participating again this year because it will help with the effort towards living independently. "

Adam Laarhoven
"I am excited to be participating again this year because it will help with the effort towards living independently."

Katherine Lucier   "I believe that Champions Place will be a great place to live and will give a chance for people with disabilities to live like their able bodied counterparts."

Katherine Lucier
"I believe that Champions Place will be a great place to live and will give a chance for people with disabilities to live like their able bodied counterparts."

Kylie Moore   "I am running the half marathon to support Champions Place where I hope to someday live independently with my friends in an environment that will support me and my needs."

Kylie Moore
"I am running the half marathon to support Champions Place where I hope to someday live independently with my friends in an environment that will support me and my needs."

Derek Null  "   I'm running first to serve God and glorify Him. The world sometimes views Cerebral Palsy as a disablity that can render someone physically "weak" but, with God's help, I try to alter that perception and turn CP into a strength."

Derek Null
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I'm running first to serve God and glorify Him. The world sometimes views Cerebral Palsy as a disablity that can render someone physically "weak" but, with God's help, I try to alter that perception and turn CP into a strength."

Markus Register   "This is my first race and I’m so excited. Champions Place is going to be good for all of us. And, I love to feel wind on my face, the faster the better!"

Markus Register
"This is my first race and I’m so excited. Champions Place is going to be good for all of us. And, I love to feel wind on my face, the faster the better!"

Alison Schwab   "I’m running because I enjoy seeing old friends, making new ones, and encouraging others. Any chance I get to fundraise for Champions Place is just a bonus."

Alison Schwab
"I’m running because I enjoy seeing old friends, making new ones, and encouraging others. Any chance I get to fundraise for Champions Place is just a bonus."

Luke Shepherd  "   I am participating in the Publix half marathon because I want to help raise money for Champions Place."

Luke Shepherd
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I am participating in the Publix half marathon because I want to help raise money for Champions Place."

Natalie Shirley   "I am blessed by my Titans family. I just want to give back if I can."

Natalie Shirley
"I am blessed by my Titans family. I just want to give back if I can."

Ashley Thomas   "Running this race gives me the opportunity to support Champions Place — to help create a living environment that is safe, accessible, and beautiful for disabled persons now and in the future."

Ashley Thomas
"Running this race gives me the opportunity to support Champions Place — to help create a living environment that is safe, accessible, and beautiful for disabled persons now and in the future."

Brandi Thomas  "   I am running the half marathon to support Champions Place and my fellow Titans."

Brandi Thomas
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I am running the half marathon to support Champions Place and my fellow Titans."

Matt Thompson  "   I am running to "team-up" with my Titan buddies, special friends and family to accomplish something special and do my part to support Champions Place!" 1 Corinthians 9:24

Matt Thompson
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I am running to "team-up" with my Titan buddies, special friends and family to accomplish something special and do my part to support Champions Place!"
1 Corinthians 9:24