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Chip Minton

OLYMPIAN

HEIGHT: 6’1”

WEIGHT: 270

POSITION: Bobsled

HONORS:
CanAmerican Champions, 1992
World Cup Silver Medal Cortina, Italy, 1995
World Championships Bronze Medal St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1996
World Cup Gold Medal Winterburg, Germany, 1996 & 1997
World Cup Gold Medal Nagano, Japan, 1996 & 1997
Inducted into Macon, GA Sports Hall of Fame

PRO CAREER:
Olympic Bobsled Team, 1994 & 1998
World Cup Bobsled Team, 1992-1993 & 1996-1997

PERSONAL STORY:
The first 33 years of my life I tried to find peace and purpose for my existence. I thought being an athlete would bring me joy. I competed as a bodybuilder during my teenage years and won many trophies. It was awesome but the peace I was looking for still eluded me. I competed on the USA Olympic Bobsled Team. It was an incredible dream come true but I still felt empty inside. I then became a pro wrestler for WCW. Again an incredible dream come true but I still fell short. The void in my life at that time was overwhelming. I turned to drugs and alcohol. As the road of self-destruction increased in my life so did the consequences. It took hitting rock bottom and making the choice to live for something more to turn my life around. After that decision, the desire of my heart changed and for the first time I felt true peace and purpose in my life.

Sports World Outreach Programs are Provided at No Charge to Schools

To Inspire, Encourage and Empower Today's Youth

Students often lack self esteem and face tremendous peer pressure which may cause them to choose drugs, alcohol or even suicide. We work to see students experience:

  • Place (To belong and be accepted)
  • Purpose (Who am I, why am I here, where am I going)
  • Pain relief (Healing from hurts: physically, emotionally, socially and stop self-medicating)
  • Peace (Anxiety, worry, confusion)
  • Passion (Building confidence as I move forward in life)

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