We were so excited to celebrate the unveiling of the 4th Annual Chris Conti Memorial Grant (CCMG) on November 9, 2023, at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Georgia located in Kennesaw, GA.
The CCMG was established in 2020 to honor the memory and legacy of our co-founder, Chris Conti, who passed away in March of 2019. The creation of the CCMG coincides with the company’s motto, “See a need, fill a need”, and carries on Chris’ notable generosity and service to his community. The annual CCMG awards a free fitness center to a deserving organization in Georgia. Kristina Murfin-Higel, Recreation Therapy Manager at Devereux Georgia, stated that the new fitness center will “impact the lives of everyone on the campus. Whether it’s our youth taking advantage and learning new skills or the staff being able to take a break from the amazing yet difficult work they do here, the entire campus will improve because of the CCMG.” The new fitness space includes a variety of equipment to help each person find a form of working out that makes them feel confident. “You have changed our campus. You leaned into our work and our kids. Not everybody does that” said Gwen Skinner, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Georgia’s Vice President of Operations
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia was established in Cobb County in 1973 at the invitation of Gov. Jimmy Carter. Since then, they have provided hope and healing for children, adolescents, and young adults living with emotional, behavioral, and cognitive differences. Kids living at Devereux have experienced abuse, extreme poverty, trauma, and violence. Murfin-Higel said that their mission is to “provide resources and services that will allow our youth to not only thrive while they are with us on campus, but they can also thrive and reach their full potential once they leave us.” “You’ve touched lives. You have changed these children’s lives by investing in them,” said Skinner.
This year’s CCMG would not have been possible without the support of our generous vendors; including The Abs Company, True Fitness, and TKO.