1961 Paul rides a bicycle from Vidalia to Omaha, Nebraska to raise money to start a youth home. He meets Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-Fil-A and the first contributor to PAYH.

  • PAYH accepts its first youth at the Mimosa Motel in Vidalia, Georgia.
  • Paul, sharing his Christian faith through public speaking and performing feats of strength at multiple venues provides the majority of the funding for PAYH.

1962 PAYH moves to its current location on McIntosh Street, Vidalia, Georgia. With Paul, Glenda, and G. H. (Gerry) Achenbach, President, Piggly Wiggly, PAYH becomes a 501(c)3 Corporation.

1964 Helms Hall of Fame Award, Helm Athletic Foundation.

1966 Paula, Paul and Glenda’s daughter, is born.

  • Guest Speaker at Billy Graham Crusade, London, England.

1970 Appointed to State Physical Fitness Council by Georgia’s Governor Jimmy Carter.