Clancy/Hamilton Group Donates $1 Million in Fitness Equipment to Local Police Department
Like many things, exercise equipment does not last forever due to wear and tear. When the exercise machines at Planet Fitness® have run their course, the equipment is oftentimes donated to local businesses. That way, the equipment does not go to waste.
In June, the Clancy/Hamilton group reequipped its Milford, Middletown, Mason and Tri County locations in Cincinnati, leading the group to donate $1 million in equipment to the Cincinnati Police Department. Equipment was also replaced at the Emergency Communications Center, Youth Services, Districts 3, 4 and 5, and other police facilities, according to Fox 19. In total, about 200 pieces of fitness equipment were donated, including treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, arc trainers, stairmills, Smith machines and dumbbells.
The Clancy/Hamilton group has members with police background. For example, Clancy/Hamilton PFMW Partner and Chief Operating Officer Mike Hamilton, his brothers Bob Hamilton and Jim Hamilton and their father are former police officers from upstate New York. Their background made the donation even more dear to their hearts.
When asked what the Cincinnati Police Department wanted to improve their health and wellness, many officers answered they wanted more fitness equipment.
“It was a match made in heaven. There’s a lot of equipment being transferred to our location in Mason, multiple locations within the Cincinnati Police Department as well as the Sheriff’s Department and some Cincinnati Public School locations,” said Capt. Steve Saunders of the Cincinnati Police Department.
This is not the first time the Clancy/Hamilton group has lent a hand to the community. In 2020, the team built a mini-Judgement Free Zone® in a Boys and Girls Club in Cincinnati. Over the years, the group has also donated a few pieces of cardio equipment to several local police departments. The franchise has plans in the future to assist with a local fire department.