On July 10, United PF Partners celebrated the grand opening of its new Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, location. About 100 guests showed their support and excitement for the new club. Many special guests attended the event, including the Scottdale Chamber of Commerce, UPF Pittsburgh club managers, and representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters and Educated Athletes First (EAF).
The grand-opening celebration consisted of a ribbon cutting, food and drinks from Panera Bread and a cake cutting. In addition to a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters, United PF also gave money to Educated Athletes First. Cofounded by Cincinnati Bengals player Demetrious Cox, EAF helps prepare young athletes for the future on and off the playing field. The organization prepares students for academic success, offers free workouts and provides many other opportunities for success. “We felt EAF’s values and mission align with our guiding principles at Planet Fitness® and support our local youth in vital ways,” said District Manager Andrew Tatich.
Cox attended the event to accept a $2,500 check from United PF. Members of the Mt. Pleasant community were thrilled about his attendance, which brought many people to the new club. “He is an influential role model in our town, and we were really proud to have him present for the official opening,” Tatich said. “I think this started a meaningful relationship with the community and the mission of EAF in Mount Pleasant.”
United PF is looking forward to working with EAF more closely in the future and is excited to give the Mount Pleasant community a new place to work out. “We focus on creating a space where everyone in the community can be the best version of themselves while feeling accepted and respected,” said Gary Williams, regional director. “We are happy to continue our partnership with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Laurel County and excited to begin this new relationship with Educated Athletes First, whose values truly align with our initiatives here at Planet Fitness Mt. Pleasant.”