United PF Partners Celebrates Grand Opening with Donation to Educated Athletes First
On July 10, United PF Partners celebrated the grand opening of their new Mount Pleasant location. Around 100 guests came out to show their support and excitement for the new club. Many special guests attended the event including the Scottdale Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh PF club managers, and representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters and Educated Athletes First.
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 back to another nonprofit called Educated Athletes First (EAF). EAF was cofounded by Cincinatti Bengals player Demetrious Cox and 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 Andrew Tatich, District Manager.
Demetrious Cox attended the event to accept a $2,500 check from United PF. Members of the Mount Pleasant community were thrilled about his attendance, which brought many people out 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” said Tatich. “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 were happy to partner and take part in promoting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Laurel County and Educated Athletes First, whose values truly align with our initiatives here at Planet Fitness Mount Pleasant.”