South Alabama Alumnus Directs Mobile Triathlon
Professionally, Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis (Epsilon Alpha–South Alabama ’77) oversees one of the State’s busiest probate court operations. In addition to participating in a number of civic and community endeavors, and participating in triathlons and long bike rides, Judge Davis is also the chairman of the Mobile Bar Foundation’s Triathlon Committee and race director of the Foundation’s Tri The Gulf Triathlon (TTG).
The TTG was started in 2016 and immediately became the Mobile Bar Foundation’s primary, annual fundraising activity. The TTG is held on Dauphin Island and based at the iconic Isle Dauphine Club. The TTG is sanctioned by the USA Triathlon Association.
In its brief four year existence, the TTG has netted approximately $100,000 for the Foundation, which provides annual financial assistance to many worthwhile organizations in the Mobile – Southwest Alabama area, including but not limited to, the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program, the Mobile County Volunteer Guardian Program, Legal Services of Alabama, Adoption Rocks!, and Big Brothers – Little Brothers of Southwest Alabama. The Foundation has been able to significantly increase its donative efforts as a result of the TTG.
A by-product of the TTG has been the increased public awareness of the charitable and civic endeavors of the Mobile Bar Association and its sister foundation. The TTG is the only triathlon actually conducted in Mobile County. It promotes good health and tourism on Dauphin Island during the gap period between the summer season and snowbird season.
The TTG is organized and managed by a group of volunteer lawyers in Mobile, led by Judge Davis. When the TTG’s paid race director moved out of the country, Judge Davis assumed the race director role on a volunteer basis and became a certified multi-sport race director through the USA Triathlon Association.
Judge Davis and his team are already planning the 2020 TTG, which will be held on October 17, 2020. For more information about the TTG, check out its web site: www.trithegulf.com or visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com\trithegulf.
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Davis is a founding member of the Epsilon Alpha Chapter, a member of the Hardeman and Dunwody Province Courts of Honor, a former Commander of Dunwody (Alabama) Province, and a former member of KA’s Executive Council.