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Championing Independence — An Atlanta nonprofit led by Bucknellians will create a social hub and living space for physically disabled young adults

Sam Nana-Sinkam, Google Executive; Gary Sheinbaum, CEO of Tommy Hilfiger Americas; Rick Thompson, Executive Director of Champions Community Foundation; and Tom Hislop, Managing Director at EHS Partners and CCF Board Member

Sam Nana-Sinkam, Google Executive; Gary Sheinbaum, CEO of Tommy Hilfiger Americas; Rick Thompson, Executive Director of Champions Community Foundation; and Tom Hislop, Managing Director at EHS Partners and CCF Board Member

May 6, 2019 Rick Thompson, Executive Director of Champions Community Foundation, and CCF Board Member Tom Hislop had the opportunity recently to share the vision and mission of CCF with Bucknell University students and alumni, accompanied by fellow Bucknellians and executives from Google and Tommy Hilfiger. Rick’s relationship with Bucknell and his former schoolmates is providing great support, momentum, and collaboration — in the effort to bring about positive change, significant opportunities, and, ultimately, independence and self-sufficiency for young adults with physical disabilities

Read the Bucknell Magazine article HERE


Cancer patient defies odds from start to finish line

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March 25, 2019 Read about Natalie Shirley, cancer survivor, Titan, and most recently, one of the 15 residents selected to live at Champions Place.

To read the article, click HERE


Marietta resident to compete in half marathon, raise money for independent living home

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March 7, 2019 Read about Tim Beighley -- wheelchair athlete, active advocate for people with disabilities, and fellow Titan -- Tim has been featured in a Marietta Daily Journal article, highlighting Tim's desire to enjoy life and make a difference. It's a great article and underscores the need for Champions Place.

To read the article, click HERE


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Even rain didn't dampen the enthusiasm surrounding the groundbreaking ceremonies for Champions Place — almost 200 people showed up to celebrate this historic event.  


"What is the first think you'll do in your new body in heaven?"

Before a wheelchair sports scrimmage, 30 Titans and youth volunteers gather for a short devotion…sharing challenge, fears, hopes and dreams...led by 3 young men, Garrett with spina bifida and Derek and Josh, both who have cerebral palsy.

On a recent Saturday the first question asked by Derek was, “What is the first thing you are going to do in your new body in heaven?”.


Does a $250,000 matching gift from the Geier family inspire you?

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What a wonderful Christmas present!  The Geier family has pledged to match every dollar donated or pledged toward the building of Champions Place, up to $250.000!!! If we all help match, we will raise $500,000 for Champions Place!  We need your help now...


Meet Titan Alyson Carter!

Alyson Carter is an accomplished young adult who deals with the daily challenges of cerebral palsy. Alyson has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Reinhardt University and works at Next Steps Ministries in ...


Georgia tech has joined our team!

Champions Community Foundation is pleased to announce its design partnership with the Georgia Tech College of Design with the express goal of making Champions Place the absolute best-in-class independent living environment for young adults with physical challenges...