To honor the memory and legacy of our cofounder through acts of love and charity.
In Memory of Chris Conti
The Chris Conti Memorial Grant was established in 2020 in memory of our co-founder, Chris Conti. Chris was known for his generosity and service work to others and his community. His legacy of giving will be carried on through the CCMG; which will be awarded each year on July 30th. The creation of the memorial grant perfectly aligns with our company motto: “See a need, fill a need.”
This year, we invite nonprofits, public safety organizations, and all city and county Georgia Parks and Recreation Association member agencies in the state of Georgia to apply. The grant provides a fitness center for an existing space to an organization in need; including consultation, design, fitness equipment, delivery, and installation to an organization in need.
Registration Opens: March 15th
Registration Closes: June 1st
Grant Award Announcement: July 30th
How to Apply
Make your video
In a 2-minute maximum video, creatively show how this grant will benefit your organization and create a healthier community.
Meet the deadline
Applications should be submitted between March 15—June 1.
The CCMG Experience
2021 CCMG Recipient Chatsworth Police & Fire Department
The fitness center was granted to the City of Chatsworth, with the intention of benefiting the City’s Police and Fire personnel. The police force presently consists of nineteen sworn officers and two administrative staff members while the fire department maintains 14 full-time and 14 part-time employees in a city of 4,300 residents. The newly designed fitness space consists of the latest cardio, strength, and functional training equipment. Some of Innovative Fitness’s manufactures, TRUE Fitness and The Abs Company, contributed to the project.
Patrol First Class Officer Rowe, of the Chatsworth Police Department stated, “We do not have the resources to provide a gym or pay for fitness memberships for our officers and are currently using donated equipment in a former training room. Having a fitness room on-site is the first step in the creation of our officer wellness program.” Chief Charles M. Baxter of Chatsworth Fire Department commented that, “Physical fitness and strength are critical tools for a firefighter. Fitness equipment that will allow our personnel to develop their strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance will have a direct positive impact on our ability to serve the citizens in our community.”
2020 Inaugural CCMG Recipient Goshen Valley
In celebration of our 20th Anniversary and in memory of our co-founder, we are pleased to announce the 1st Annual Chris Conti Memorial Grant (CCMG). The inaugural recipient of the CCMG is the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch (GVBR) located in Waleska, GA. The GVBR is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing peace and purpose to boys in foster care. Get a sneak peek of the newly designed GVBR fitness center that will be completed in October 2020. Innovative Fitness spoke with Stacy Cooper, Executive Director at Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, on how this new fitness center will impact the boys and staff:
“The gym renovation will allow our boys and staff to focus on healthy outlets. For staff, this work can be taxing and sometimes leads to people not caring for themselves well. This gym will provide a convenient way for house parents and staff to maintain their personal health and wellbeing while still making a difference in the lives of our boys. For youth, this gym provides a positive outlet and allows them to develop skills such as goal setting, self-care, self-esteem, and team building. Overall, at Goshen, we believe in total wellness and this renovated space will support that mission for both those who we are serving and those who serve. We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of Innovative Fitness. We could not do this work without amazing people like them!
2020 CCMG Press Releases
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