Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions: Supporting our nation’s heroes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions joins forces with Catch A Lift to Rock n Roll with the Veterans here in Las Vegas
May 29, 2017
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Las Vegas, NV) – Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions will / has joined forces with Catch A Lift, a non- profit (501C 3), to help raise awareness of the condition that some, if not most of our troops suffer when they return home after serving our country. RJJ has high hopes that with joining forces with Catch a lift, not only can they bring awareness of the neglected veterans, but help the veterans that feel neglected.
“I have always been very patriotic and respectful to our men and women in uniform,” stated Keith Veltre CEO /CO-Founder of Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions.
“Every day Lynn is changing someone’s life, saving someone’s life, helping someone who is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and that was the deciding moment to put Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions resources behind Catch A Lift. Together, we will bring more awareness and more involvement from the community to make a difference. I have witnessed first-hand what Lynn’s organization can and will do for the veterans and I cannot wait to be more involved.”
RJJ is wasting no time keeping their word. November 12th , Catch A Lift Fund and Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions will meet in the city of lights and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Rock n Roll wine event right here in Las Vegas, NV, commemorating the joint venture and run for all the fallen, but never forgotten veterans that so proudly served this country. RJJ will take to the Las Vegas Strip in the most unconventional way as the city shuts down all the lanes to bring awareness for the veterans.
“The drive and determination our CAL veteran members show each and every day is inspiring,” said Lynn Coffland, President of Catch a Lift Fund.
“Fitness is often a way of life for active duty service members, and many of our veterans have lost that through their injuries. CAL has given them the hope and realization that through fitness they can achieve a new ‘self’. A healthy mind and body, veterans supporting other veterans, will keep our veterans not only alive but thriving.”
Lynn Coffland, who founded Catch A Lift after the loss of her brother Army Corporal Christoper Coffland in 2009, felt that if the Government had implemented more regimens after the soldiers returned home, they would still have the support of one another, their brothers, their, squad, their unit. Lynn had hoped that creating this foundation, she would be able to help wounded veterans who suffered from PTSD focus on their condition thru exercise rather than the medication.
“I used to be on six different medications to deal with my mental health and because of the Catch A Lift Fund, I now only have to take one of the six,” stated retired Army Major Rob Fessock.
“I utilized running as my primary tool to deal with my PTSD and depression. Catch A Lift Fund has provided me purpose motivation and direction through physical fitness. This organization is exactly what veterans need once they separate from the military.”
Major Fessock did 1 tour in Iraq (2007-2008), 1 tour in Afghanistan (2011-2012), is a Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, 3 Army Commendation medals, and 3 Army Achievement Medals.
Catch a Lift Fund and Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotion looks forward to growing their team. If you are interested in running, please go to http://charity.runrocknroll.com/en/charity-listings/
- Catch A Lift Fund: https://catchaliftfund.org /
- Facebook: Catch A Lift Fund: https://www.facebook.com/catchaliftfund/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/catchaliftfund
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catchalift_fund/
- Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions: http://royjonesjrboxing.com/
- Roy Jones Jr. Boxing: https://www.facebook.com/RJJBoxing/
- Rock n Roll Wine: http://www.runrocknroll.com/las-vegas/
- Rock n Roll Wine: http://www.runrocknroll.com/las-vegas/news/2017/05/2017-half-marathon-course-preview/
Since our founding in 2010, the Catch A Lift Fund has helped thousands of post 9/11 combat wounded veterans regain their mental and physical health through gym memberships, in home gym equipment, personalized fitness and nutrition programs and a peer support network. Catch A Lift vets are seeing and feeling results including dramatic weight loss, reduction in medications, improved sleep patterns, and strengthened relationships with family and friends, thanks to their healthier lifestyle. Our veteran testimonials attest that CAL has “saved their lives”; the greatest impact of all.
CAL was founded in memory of Army Cpl. Chris Coffland, who lost his life in Afghanistan, while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, November 2009. CAL’s mission is rooted in his lifelong belief that through fitness, one can reach their highest potential both mentally and physically. CAL believes fitness is a personal choice, individual as each member. Choosing how and where to workout, offering options for coaching, accountability and mentors assure that each veteran’s unique needs are met.
About Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions:
Co-founded in 2013 by 10-time world champion Roy Jones, Jr. and Keith Veltre, Roy Jones, Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions is on its way to reinventing boxing. Based in Las Vegas, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions is climbing to the top at a fast pace, adding young talent to its growing stable such as undefeated super welterweight John Vera and former 3-time world super bantamweight champion Joseph Agbeko, along with Tony Lopez and Hanzel Martinez, lightweight Demond Brock, super featherweight Bryan Vasquez & Randy Moreno, super flyweight Aston Francis Palicte, super welterweight Daniel Rosario Cruz and Rolando Garza, cruiserweight Irsael Duffus, bantamweight Max Ornelas, super lightweight Emanuel Robles, middleweight Rolando Garza, and light heavyweight Adrian Taylor.
MEDIA CONTACT FOR ROY JONES JR. BOXING:
- Lisa Veltre 702-208-1356