Eric Merriweather – The Humanitarian Award

2/20/2017
 
The 7th Annual Legendary Awards
Sunday March 19, 2017
Cobb Galleria
2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

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The Humanitarian Award - Eric Merriweather

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Eric Merriweather was born in Memphis, Tennessee to Everlina Merriweather who is a former track athlete who competed in high school.  He has been a track athlete since the age of 11 and currently competes as a USA Masters Track Athlete.  Some of his accomplishments include a Masters World Olympic Games Athlete Two-Time Gold Medalist and Masters 8-Time World Champion Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist (both indoors and outdoors). 

Eric currently resides in Atlanta, GA.  He is the founder of Sprint Athletics Track Club, a USATF Certified Track club.  Eric’s credentials include being a USATF Certified Official, USATF Level 1 Certified Coach and an USATF Alumni.  Under his coaching and mentoring, 90% of his track athletes receive track scholarships at some of the top universities.  Eric is one of the first coaches to have six track athletes in the SEC at one time in Georgia.

Additional accolades for Eric include being a published author, certified life coach, and an actor.  One of his proudest “off-track” achievements is being the President and Founder of The African American Association of Georgia, Inc. (AAAG, Inc.), which started out in his garage in 2002, servicing 30 families, but has now grown to a database of over 4,000 families with a service reach of approximately 1,100 families each month.  The next phase of increasing AAAG’s community service and impact in giving back to the community is the launching of the African American Association of Tennessee, Inc. and The African American Association of USA, Inc. In honor of these accomplishments, Eric has been selected as the 2017 Humanitarian of the year by the Legendary Awards held locally in Atlanta.