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It is our HOPE to bring a better life to many people.

The Trey Altick Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and was established in the summer of 2009. It is named hope7. hope is an acronym standing for:

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The number 7 has been his baseball number since he was old enough to play. We have seven different organizations or projects that his foundation will support and represent.

As a middle school student at Grace Episcopal School, Trey was involved in two service projects that he just loved. The first was an organization call Water for LIFE. This group builds well in third world countries to provide clean water to villages that have no access to clean drinking water. Five million die annually from waterborne illnesses of which 1.5 million of these are children younger than the age of 5. This organization has been established for almost 11 years and has built 250 wells during that time. Each well provides clean sanitary water for villages of approximately 1000 people. Since its establishment, this group has provided clean water for 2.5 million people. Our desire in funding this organization is that although trey lost his life by an accident on the water, we hope to give others a chance to live by providing them with clean drinking water.

James A. Altick, III (Trey) was born on May 27,1992 to Jay and Helena Altick. Trey was the oldest of four siblings and the family's only son. His sisters are Frances (2/22/94), Hannah (10/28/96), and Abi (5/20/98). The Altick family moved to Monroe, LA in 1995, and Trey attended home-school before graduating from Grace Episcopal School. From there, Trey completed his freshman and sophomore years at Neville High School with a perfect 4.0 grade point average while becoming a member of the National Honor Society and Renaissance Club. Tragically, Trey died on the final day of his sophomore year as the result of a watercraft accident.

Trey enjoyed sports, hunting/fishing, and music. Trey loved baseball playing on teams for Dixie Youth, USSSA travel ball for the Crush, as well as the Neville Tiger baseball team. The New York Yankees were his favorite professional team, and he loved the LSU baseball team. Trey was able to attend games in Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, and Alex Box Ballpark.

The LSU football program was another one of Trey's favorites, and he was in the Superdome watching their National Championship victory over Ohio State in 2007.

Trey played and enjoyed tennis at a young age and was part of the Neville High School tennis team. A trip to the U.S. Open and an autograph from Andy Roddick were highlights.

Deer and turkey hunting as well as other outdoor interests were some of his true passions. Trey spent many hours in the woods at a hunting camp along the Mississippi River as well outdoors at a ranch in Southwest Texas. Other hobbies included scuba diving, waterskiing, boating, and listening to music.

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 7:12

We hope to take the tragedy of Trey’s loss of life and wrap it in layers of love, presenting it back to the world as a gem of hope to those in need.