P.O.W. Fundraiser and Bootcamp



October 4, 2013, SAN DIEGO, CA – Pugilistic Offensive Warrior Tactics, Inc. (P.O.W), is partnering with Rise Above Fitness, Iron Fist Athletic, Kai Yoga and Und1sputed to raise funds and awareness for Veterans and active-duty Military suffering from the effects of PTSD. This one-day event, entitled P.O.W Boot Camp, takes place on: Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Und1sputed’s Downtown location 320 16th Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Tickets are $20/person and will be sold at the door the day of the event. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to arrive early.  A vendor fair next to the gym will coincide with P.O.W Boot Camp hours; there is no cost to attend the fair. 
P.O.W Boot Camp – the boot camp workout with an edge – offers members of the public a unique opportunity to participate in workout regimens usually reserved only for Veterans and Active-Duty Military. The Rise Above Fitness and P.O.W workouts will consist of a challenging and fun mixture of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) cross fit and military-style conditioning. The two will be followed by a yoga class that offers participants a chance to wind down while strengthening both body and mind.  After class, P.O.W Boot Camp ticket holders will be invited to participate in physical challenges (pull-ups, push-ups, etc.) with pro MMA fighters and elite military. 
The Boot Camp schedule is as follows:
10:00 – 11:00 am                    Rise Above Fitness trainer-led workout
11:00 am – 12:00 pm              P.O.W  MMA workout led by Todd Vance
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm                Yoga workout by Kai Maciel of Kai Yoga
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                  Physical Challenges: For participants and spectators alike!
P.O.W Boot Camp is appropriate for all men and women who seek a serious challenge. Participants should expect a positive vibe and tons of encouragement. Military affiliation is not necessary, and previous experience in martial arts or cross-fit training are not required.
Pugilistic Offensive Warrior Tactics, Inc. (P.O.W) is a nonprofit organization serving Veterans and Active-Duty Military returning from deployment and transitioning from Military Service. P.O.W addresses common but life-limiting challenges including PTSD, Social Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, and other service-related challenges through MMA training, yoga, peer mentoring and social support. Founded by Army Combat Veteran and professional MMA fighter, Todd Vance.   P.O.W was developed as part of a College-level Social Work Program of study and is informed by the real-life experiences of, and feedback from, U.S. Military Combat Veterans. The organization’s program and leadership has drawn attention from regional and national media including HBO Sports, Maxim Magazine, the LA Times and more. P.O.W programs are open only to Veterans and active military, and there is never a cost.  P.O.W is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization tax ID# 90-0806005To learn more about P.O.W call (858) 449-9045or visit www.powsd.org.


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