Members, Team Members and Franchisees collectively achieve $8 million Milestone giving since 2016 in support of anti-bullying and pro-kindness efforts of The Judgment Free Generation®
HAMPTON, NH, November 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, today announced that the company, franchisees and members contributed more than $8 million since 2016 in support of nonprofit partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America, with $500,000 raised just in October. This fundraising effort is made possible through Planet Fitness’ philanthropic initiative, The Judgment Free Generation®, which aims to prevent bullying and promote kindness among young people.
During the company’s recent fundraiser in October – in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month – members generously donated at US Planet Fitness Clubs Reception and online at PFGives.com . This year, Planet Fitness also donated 100% of the proceeds from the sale of its “You Belong” t-shirt. All funds raised directly support Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s youth-focused programs and scholarships with the goal of building a kinder, more tolerant world for the next generation.
“As home of the Judgment Free Zone®, Planet Fitness is dedicated to empowering a generation of young people to choose kindness and inclusion, and to prioritize their mental and physical well-being,” said Chris Rondeau, CEO of Planet Fitness. “The Judgment Free Generation stands for inclusivity and everything Planet Fitness stands for, and we greatly appreciate how our franchisees, team members and members have continuously rallied around this cause for years to create a kinder world. for everyone.”
“We sincerely appreciate the continued support and longstanding partnership of Planet Fitness,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of US President and CEO jim clark. “As one of the nation’s largest youth service providers, we are committed to promoting inclusion and acceptance at each of our clubs. Planet Fitness’ incredible donation allows us to continue our important work to address the social, emotional and mental health impacts that our communities have faced in recent years.”
To learn more about The Judgment Free Generation and Planet Fitness’ pro-kindness movement, please visit PlanetFitness.com/PF-Purpose.
About Planet Fitness
Founded in 1992 in Dover, NHPlanet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. Of the September 30, 2022Planet Fitness had more than 16.6 million members and 2,353 stores in 50 states, the District of Colombia, Porto Rico, Canada, Panama, Mexico and Australia. The company’s mission is to improve people’s lives by providing a high quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgment Free Zone®. Over 90% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business people.
About Boys and Girls Clubs of America
For 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has provided children and teens with a safe place to learn and grow. The clubs provide daily caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs during critical non-school hours. Boys and Girls Club programming promotes academic achievement, good character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles. Nearly 5,000 clubs serve more than 3.6 million young people through club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Indigenous lands across the country, and serve military families at BGCA-affiliated youth centers on U.S. military installations around the world. The national headquarters is located in Atlanta. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE Planet Fitness, Inc.
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