ACTIVE HEROES TO OPEN THEIR SECOND COMMUNITY CENTER IN NEW ALBANY TO SERVE LOCAL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES
NEW ALBANY, IN – Active Heroes, a national 501(c)(3) charity, is opening their second military family community center in partnership with GrayStone Performance located in New Albany, IN. The public is invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to be held on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 at 11 a.m. located at 141 E. Main Street, New Albany, IN, 47150.
The new Active Heroes Community Center is located within GrayStone Performance. GaryStone Performance is a veteran owned and operated 3000 square foot CrossFit and human performance training facility. The space features a gym that will double as a classroom, 3 treatment rooms for acupuncture or massage, a store and lobby where resources are listed for military families. Active Heroes will bring veterans and their families together by providing free healing activities including but not limited to yoga, workouts, music lessons, family events, seminars and much more.
The owners of GrayStone have a history of supporting local military, law enforcement, and emergency services personnel and as such have committed to donating a large portion of their monthly revenue to Active Heroes in support of keeping all Active Heroes programs offered free for military families. Additionally, store purchases also support the programs for military families and there are discounts for gym memberships offered to military families, police, E.M.S. personnel, and firefighters.
“We are excited to partner with Graystone Performance to open a brand new style of community center for military families,” said Troy Yocum, founder and President of Active Heroes. “Active Heroes has learned a lot from our first community center located in Louisville , KY and we are thrilled to roll out a newly evolved community center and gym towards providing services to thousands of military family members.”
Festivities for the event will include a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony followed by speeches from dignitaries, Active Heroes and Graystone Performance. There will be catered food from Urban Bread Co including Chicken and Brie wrap bites, Spring veggies and more.
Active Heroes’ first community center located in Louisville opened nearly 3 years ago. Since then, they have been able to provide several thousand veterans and their families with activities that help heal, build camaraderie and connect with resources. They hope to expand this vision into other cities and states around the United States. The New Albany community center is the first expansion for the community center program.
About Active Heroes
Active Heroes is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization headquartered in Louisville, KY with a mission to reduce veteran suicide in every state. Active Heroes provides national activities, national peer mentors, serves thousands of veterans at the Active Heroes Community Center and is developing a retreat center to help heal post-traumatic stress.
About GrayStone Performance
GrayStone Performance is a veteran owned and operated 3000 sqft fitness facility located in the heart of downtown New Albany, Indiana. The facility is equipped with strength and conditioning equipment and offer memberships at some of the best rates in the Louisville Metro region, with special memberships available, just ask when you come in. They believe in using a community approach to fitness, and have dedicated themselves to assisting the local community. GrayStone believes that actions are better than words and are teaming up with Active Heroes to provide space for a community center to support and assist local veterans.
For more information about GrayStone you can check out their Facebook page or the website. Links provided below.