NOMINATE A HERO
Each week The Weekly Fight recognizes a Veteran's service and his/hers impact in their community. Help us recognize a Veteran that you may know or that has influenced the lives of others.
THIS WEEK'S HERO
Scott Mann is a retired Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel, who spent almost 23 years in the U.S. Army and over 18 years in Special Operations, during which Scott deployed to insurgencies all over the world. During these grueling deployments, Scott developed the methodology called “village stability operations,” which has been recognized by Sen. John McCain and Gen. David Petraeus as a “game-changer” in Afghanistan. Scott captured his distinctive strategies in his book, Game Changers (2015). He is also author of Next Ridgeline, a book devoted to assisting Green Berets make smoother transitions into civilian life.
Scott has trained more than 15,000 Navy SEALs, Marines and Special Operations soldiers in the past five years. Scott has also trained senior advisors for the Department of Defense and is a sought after advisor to leaders in both security and law enforcement. Scott is currently the Founder and CEO of the Stability Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to brokering knowledge and connecting stability professionals on complex issues around the globe. He is also is the Founder/CEO of Patriot Families, a non-profit organization committed to helping military families and wounded veterans at a grass-roots level cope with the rigors of military deployments and family stress.
Our 2020 Scholarship Fund application is reopening on August 1st.
In order to be eligible to apply for The Weekly Fight scholarship/s,
applicants must meet the following base criteria:
All application materials are due by 11:59 pm on September 15th to be eligible. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.
Be in pursuit of higher education and/or career or vocational training, and be able to provide documentation of their acceptance to an accredited institute of higher learning.
Be a family member of a Veteran and/or First Responder who is experiencing, or has succumbed to, Post Traumatic Stress.
Must not be a family member of any Director and/or employee of The Weekly Fight.
Complete the scholarship application (including all supplemental forms/attestations) by the application deadline.
Learn about our 2019 Recipients Here
To forge a bond between Veterans and the community
to maximize their civilian potential.
The Weekly Fight was created to help promote healthy lifestyle through Camaraderie, Mission and Purpose. We are determined to reduce Veteran suicide by teaching Veterans how to transition and turn Post Traumatic Stress into Post Traumatic Growth.
With our partners The Weekly Fight provides free workouts to Veterans, First Responders and their Family Members. We stress the family unit and partner relationships because Post Traumatic Stress not only effects the Veteran but the family as well. At these weekly workouts we dedicate the WOD to a Veteran. Sometimes it is a local Veteran that can come in and share his experience, other times it is a Veteran that has gained national or local attention. We do this to help break the stigma and show the contributions Veterans are making to their communities.
We welcome civilians to our workouts which helps bridge the Veteran and civilian divide. This gives Veterans an opportunity to be in an environment that is supportive and has likeminded individuals. The military mindset of everyone suffers together is a perfect fit with the CrossFit community. Our workouts are always partner or team based to help build that camaraderie. Result shared pain brings people together.
Our business model focuses on three pillars
Education – At our workouts the Veteran and Chapter President will shall experiences, discuss trauma and how they turned their lives around. We have also held several “Trauma Panels” at West Chester University where we discuss what Trauma is, with both Veterans and civilians.
Crisis Management Fund – Used to assist Veterans in need of financial support.
Scholarship Fund – Used to help the surviving children of Post Traumatic Stress fund their higher education.
We are currently located at Fire for Effect Athletics in Manayunk, CrossFit Inspire in Frazier, PA, CrossFit Uncompromised in Lancaster, PA, CrossFit Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware, CrossFit Petram in Middletown, Delaware, CrossFit Batcave in York, PA, CrossFit Thunder Hill in Oxford, PA, Pike Fitness in Chadds Ford, PA and Pottstown Athletic Club Pottstown, PA.