Who We Are:
Johnny America provides scholarships to veterans for membership at local CrossFit affiliates.
Why We're Here:
During their time in the military, service members are at their peak of physical fitness and experience a camaraderie and brotherhood of support. Both are necessary in maintaining personal health and are almost immediately lost once that service member returns
to civilian life. The suicide rate among veterans is estimated to be around 22 a day. Veterans face significant hurdles to accessing adequate mental health services, such as a backlog of more than 800,000 cases at the VA and a lack of awareness of what services
are available to them. Additionally, the obesity rate in the United States is at an all-time high and veterans are not immune to its related health problems.
At Johnny America, we aim to combat these mental and physical health issues by empowering veterans to take control of their health through providing 'scholarships' to local CrossFit affiliates. CrossFit provides veterans an environment they have been missing
since leaving the military; one that challenges them physically and is supportive emotionally.