August 9, 2017 a story ran about a gym owner who actively banned military and law enforcement from his gym. His reasoning was he felt like their presence would intimidate his members, and that “if you are part of the system, we don’t want you here…”.
Many gyms in the area countered the publicity he was getting by offering discounts or other perks for members of military and law enforcement.
This sequence of events sparked an idea in me. Why not use my platform as a gym owner for a worthwhile cause year round?
Project LOD was born. I already offered military and first responder discounts, but as a veteran myself, I decided to offer my gym to honorably discharged veterans for FREE.
I used the first Battle Buddies event to announce Project LOD, and used the event to help spread the word as well as fundraise for Project LOD.
I currently have 10 veterans who take advantage of this program, and our 3rd Battle Buddies event is going down November 9th, 2019 in hopes to gain more publicity and support.
Check the link below for more information on Battle Buddies and Project LOD:
I am in need of more sponsors, and am happy to allow vendors at my event if anyone is interested! DM me for more details!