Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-07-24 17:27:51 –
Lexington, Kentucky (LEX 18) — Almost five years ago, our community lost an innocent teenager.
Trinity Gay, a rising star in athletics, was a victim of gun violence in Lexington. For the fourth consecutive year, the community has gathered to honor Trinity.
Some of the brightest and most talented track and field athletes have come together to run for Trinity.
“I love Trinity Gay,” said Derecrobinson, head coach of Lexington Brezin Cats. “She was like a daughter to me. I miss her very much, and whenever this meeting can be held, I would like to attend it.”
This marks the fourth year of the Trinity Gay Memorial Classic.
“Trinity loved athletics because we’re trying to do something to raise awareness of gun violence, so we’ll hold this annual athletics competition in her memory,” Robinson said. Said.
The daughter of US Olympic athlete Tyson Gay was innocently shot and killed when caught in between gun battles with others. The purpose of this event is to honor Trinity, but also to make progress and leap forward for more peace within the community.
“Hopefully we will send to the community that we need to pay more attention to our youth and that we need to be more active in the lives of our youth,” Robinson said. Said.
Robinson added that sports and other activities are a way to guide people in the right direction.
“Athletics, basketball, studying, whatever,” he said. “It keeps their minds busy and prevents them from doing things that might get them into trouble.”
Coaches, athletes and supporters also took part in a united walk with the message of ending gun violence.
“It was as if she was my child,” Robinson said. “I enjoyed the bond I shared with her, and as I said, she was like my child.”
Trinity was just 16 years old when she was killed.