Test Me, I'm Clean is an organization designed to inspire, motivate and educate
athletes of all ages and all sports about the dangers of performance enhancement
drugs. Our most-vital task is to deliver the message that in abiding
by the 3-H's - Hard Work, Honesty and Honor - athletes
can reach the pinnacle of success not only in their sport but in their lives.
The goal of Test Me, I'm Clean is to be not a campaign, but a way of life. We are
dedicated to making a stand once and for all against dishonest atheletes by encouraging
athletes of all ages to stay clean while they strive for greatness.
In 2007 the sport of Track and field took a devastating blow when several of the sports top world renowned athletes were brought down for using performance enhancement drugs.
Because of the unfavorable press that began to overcast the entire sport, DeeDee felt that it was necessary to do something to separate herself while at the same time take a stand against dishonest athletes.
It was with that motivation that Deedee started her very own non profit organization Test Me I’m Clean!
The organizations name alone captured the attention of press, media, spectators and fans around the world.
Within only a few months of the organizations launch the highly acclaimed Sports Illustrated magazine deemed it worthy of a full page in the September 2007 Issue.
A photo taken of DeeDee at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka Japan, featuring her from the waist down captured in perfect site her white wristband that read “Test Me I’m Clean”.
This publication boosted the organization to unexpected heights its very first year.
The positive press in addition to the support of “WADA” The World Anti-Doping Agency, “USADA” The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and over 100 professional athletes from various sports rocketed Test Me I’m clean to an amazing start.
DeeDee then began to share her motivational story in combination with educational information on the dangers of performance enhancement drugs with youth athletic groups, schools of all grade levels and community organizations all over the country.
Deedee’s Goal was not only to educate but also motivate and inspire her young listeners to live by the “3H’s” Hard Work, Honesty and Honor just as she does and by showing them her gold medals ultimately bearing proof that success can be achieved the fair way.
The trademark Test Me I’m Clean Wristbands have now made their way around the world being worn by athletes in 19 different countries, 23 different U.S. states and 103 different cites domestic and international.
As these numbers continue grow DeeDee now has more reason than ever to believe in a future of clean sports.
Deedee has dedicated countless hours to community events all over the country.
Ranging from motivational speaking at high schools, middle and elementary schools to being the keynote participant in well recognized events such as Valentine's for Soldiers, Red Ribbon Week, Jump Rope 4 Heart, Project Grad, The Healthy Living Expo, and Dancing With The Knoxville Stars; a fundraiser for the East Tennessee Children's Hospital that raised over $27,000.
In addition to these recognized events, DeeDee enjoys interacting in the community on a even more personal level as she likes to periodically visit the local Boys & Girls Clubs in the community to do nothing more than hang out, play some games and shoot some hoops with all the kids.
In 2008 while recovering from knee surgery, DeeDee saw her down time as a perfect opportunity to show her true dedication to the community.
Still on her crutches, DeeDee made her way to the local Walmart Super Center and filled her cart with over one hundred gifts and edible treats for children attending two of the local Boy’s & Girls clubs in the East Knoxville area.
A few weeks before Christmas DeeDee was free of her crutches and personally hand delivered the Christmas goody bags along with a motivational message encouraging the kids to put into their site a future that is college bound.
In 2011 DeeDee made her very first visit to the East Tennessee Children's Hospital.
She handed out hand made Olympic coloring books, toy gold medals and glow in the dark wristbands that read "You Are Awesome".
Spending time with the young patients was an experience that DeeDee described as "priceless, heart warming and inspirational" "I went to bring a smile to them and in turn they brought joy and a smile to me, a life touching experience I can't wait to do again" -Deedee Trotter-