Sportswriter Jay Glazer created MVP — or Merging Vets and Players — in 2015 to address the similar issues that many professional athletes and veterans face as they transition back into civilian life.
Like service members, athletes live a very structured lifestyle day-in and day-out — and life after rigorous training schedules, travel, and competition can be jarring, both mentally and physically.
The idea behind MVP is to connect veterans and athletes together so they can benefit from each other's strengths and experiences.
"A lot of our military come home and they feel different, don't have a purpose," Glazer states. "So we're trying to rebuild our vets from the inside out."
Jay Glazer at the Unbreakable Performance Center in Hollywood, CA. (Source: MVP)
With the help of former Green Beret and NFL Long Snapper Nate Boyer, MVP is growing on both sides of the spectrum as they gain new motivated members who want to continue to feel like they are part of a winning team.
Former Green Beret and NFL Long Snapper Nate Boyer.
"When it's all said and done, and the uniform comes off, you don't have that purpose; you don't have that team, you don't have that mission. You just feel lost." — Nate Boyer
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