Pictured Left to Right: Wesley Woods, Tayon Vereen, and Coach Kerri Goodrich (Founder and Director of Performance Initiatives)
January 2018 Savannah Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes Athlete of the Month Sponsored by Zaxbys – Tayon Vereen of Performance Initiatives.
The Savannah Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes would like to congratulate Tayon Vereen on being selected as the Savannah Area FCA Student-Athlete of the Month for January 2018, sponsored by Savannah Area Zaxby's stores. Tayon is a 17-year old Junior that attends Sol C. Johnson High School in Savannah, and is truly making a difference for Christ as an Olympic Weightlifter in the community. We chose Tayon for this award because of his heart to lead at school, as well as his desire to lead at Performance Initiatives. From our staff at Savannah Area FCA, we would like to say thank you to Tayon for his commitment to Christ and his leadership with FCA on campus and in his community sport!
Tayon was awarded a framed Student-Athlete of the Month Certificate and a $30 Gift Card donated by Zaxby's.
Below is a short interview we did with Tayon:
Name: Tayon Vereen
School & Grade: Sol. C. Johnson High School – 11th grade
Sports and Positions: Olympic Weightlifter
Favorite Bible Verse: Hebrew 10:39
Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo
Interesting Fact: I can’t play Basketball
As a student athlete that is focused on living out your faith on and off the field, what’s the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself?
That if I sin God, nothing can contest to or with me.
As a high school student athlete, is it difficult to stay focused on your relationship with Jesus Christ?
Yes, time management can be an issue and so my time for Christ is sometimes overstepped.
What are some things you do every day to make sure you stay focused on your relationship with Christ?
I try to remain humble and have the mindset that everything is for a reason.
What is your involvement with FCA, and how has FCA helped you stay focused on your relationship with Christ.
I’m a huddle leader. It has helped me be a positive leader to the younger athletes.
It’s the last play of a game and the game is on the line. You huddle up your teammates to motivate them. What do you say?
As long as God is for us, then we are going to be alright!
What are your plans after you graduate?
I plan to go to college ( hopefully in GA) and get a degree in culinary arts and business management and continue to lift.
To find out more about Performance Initiatives and the impact PI Fitness is having in our community, click here.