NFP Receives ‘Rein’-cognition for Its Community Involvement with Horses
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Last October, National Fitness Partners teamed up with the HorsePOWER Therapeutic Learning Center in High Point, North Carolina, an organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding and equine-assisted activities. HorsePOWER’s mission is to promote the welfare of individuals with physical and/or emotional disabilities through activities using horses.
Seven staff members spent hours at the horse facility building a pen, obstacles and a bridge for the horses. The group’s involvement was part of the Corporate Caring Challenge, in which local businesses partner with area nonprofit organizations to help complete a project. The Volunteer Center of the Triad, a local nonprofit, hosted the Corporate Caring Challenge.
NFP won the People’s Choice Award for its involvement with HorsePOWER. The People’s Choice Award is given to the corporate partner project that received the most votes as a “favorite.”
The franchise group didn’t stop there with its involvement in the community. The group also sent staff members to help with a Habitat for Humanity build in High Point, North Carolina. The group helped to build the home’s joists, subfloor, porch and put up the home’s first wall.
Staff members from the group’s Triad locations helped at each volunteer event. General Manager of Greensboro West Market Planet Fitness® Mariah Crockett led the HorsePOWER event and was adamant about the impact NFP’s involvement in the community has for the PF brand.
“Our communities are an extended part of our Planet Fitness family. The outreach efforts we provide help to further our mission for servant leadership and transforming the lives of those we serve,” said Crockett.