Warriors are a special breed. They give of their body and spirit to causes greater than their own. They understand what it takes to achieve greatness. They represent excellence in all of its forms. They possess rare skills and abilities that are seldom seen in our society. They understand the meaning of words like selfless, service, teamwork, commitment, dedication, integrity, honor, performance and mission-focus. Warriors know that it is not what you say that matters - it is what you do. In short, Warriors are different - in the best ways possible.
Since 2001, our nation has been at war. During this period of time - the longest such stretch in our nation's history - 2.7 million Warriors were forged. Many of these men and women are struggling to come all the way home - and be as productive here as they were on the battlefield.
Jay Glazer, in partnership with Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, created MVP in 2015 to address this important challenge.
When Jay learned about the pioneering work taking place at Boulder Crest Retreat earlier this year, he quickly recognized that the challenges facing our nation's combat veterans were not unique to Warriors of the battlefield. Jay has spent years working with Warriors from the ring and the gridiron, and many of these men and women have also struggled to apply their skills beyond their field of battle.
MVP was created to leverage Jay's unique role at the crossroads of all of these Warriors - and to ensure that all of our nation's warriors can be as productive off their respective battlefields as they were on them. By merging veterans with players, these Warriors can benefit from each other's strength, experience and abilities to unlock their full potential - and lead their families, communities and country towards a better future. Merging veterans and players also ensures these men and women know that the challenges they are facing are far more about who they are - Warriors - than what they did. In truth, that is a title that no one can ever take from you.
MVP is built on our team's years of experience coaching, mentoring and leading men and women to their highest level of performance - in every sphere of life. MVP's work takes place at the Unbreakable Performance Center in Los Angeles, CA and at Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness in Bluemont, VA.