Last week, we were honored to receive the Silver Award in the Newcomer Category for the Franchising Gives Back Awards by the IFA Educational Foundation. SOLDIERFIT was selected as a winner for our community leadership and service.
Co-Founders Danny Farrar and Dave Posin were recognized at the Franchising Gives Back Celebration and Awards Dinner on September 28th at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.
We were recognized for this award in part for our work with Platoon 22 (formerly known as 22 Needs a Face), a nonprofit that Danny started to bring awareness and support to the high suicide rate among veterans. The organization’s name references the statistic that, every day, 22 service members take their own lives by suicide linked to Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).
“On behalf of the IFA Educational Foundation, I want to congratulate the first-ever award winners of the Franchising Gives Back Awards,” said John Reynolds, CFE, president of the IFA Educational Foundation. “The winners are outstanding examples of how franchise businesses support their communities through charitable acts throughout the year.”
Franchising Gives Back recognizes and promotes the contributions of franchise business leaders year-round. From supporting Little League baseball teams, to donating food for homeless shelters, to organizing marches for cancer research, franchise businesses donate billions of volunteer hours and dollars to give back to their communities. Big or small, the combined local contributions of franchising create a significant impact worldwide. Franchising Gives Back recognizes the leaders who are giving back to move communities forward and inspiring their peers to do the same.
We’re humbled by this great honor and we’re pleased to share this victory with our outstanding troops! We’re all in this together, and without your hard work, fierce passion, and support, SOLDIERFIT wouldn’t be the dynamic concept it is today. Hooah!