Outdoor Hospitality Leader Aligns with Nonprofit Organization to Amplify Veteran Voices and Encourage Exploration
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - [June 15, 2022] - Sun Outdoors, a leader in outdoor hospitality with more than 150 resorts and campgrounds across the United States and Canada, today announced a partnership with Team Red, White & Blue , a nonprofit organization forging America's leading health and wellness community for military veterans, families and their supporters. This partnership will include Sun Outdoors' participation in several Team RWB events, including the upcoming 1776 Challenge, as well as ongoing support for various veteran and military-focused initiatives at Sun properties around the country.
The partnership will kick off with Sun Outdoors' participation in Team RWB's 1776 Challenge, which runs from June 17 through July 4. This 18-day epic physical challenge encourages team members to commit to performing an exercise for a prescribed number of reps each day. The goal of this challenge is to encourage participants to push their limits and find their true potential, while encouraging one another through a series of motivational videos shared across social platforms.
As part of Sun Outdoors' immersion with the 1776 Challenge, veterans now employed by the company will be featured in workout videos shared by RWB during the course of the 18 days of the Challenge.
"In 2022, Team RWB and Sun Outdoors will challenge our nation's veterans to move, get outside and focus on their health and wellness," said Mike Erwin, Founder and Executive Director of Team RWB. "We're fired up for the road ahead and grateful for partners like Sun Outdoors who enable Team RWB to accomplish our mission of enriching veterans' lives."
This partnership builds on Sun Outdoors' commitment to veterans and their families. The organization strategically sources and welcomes military and veteran team members through a veteran hiring initiative. Valuing the highly unique skillset and qualities that military and veterans bring, Sun Outdoors supports the transition of skills into the workplace through various training, tools and mentoring programs. Military and veteran team members are recognized with a status designation on their badge, and honored with custom challenge coins, as well as annual donations to key charitable military organizations.
"The partnership with RWB is extremely important and means a great deal for everyone at Sun," said John McLaren, President & COO of Sun Communities, Inc. "Their values and goals mirror many of the same ones that we strive to achieve every day at our company, and that's the basis for a successful partnership. Veterans played a vital role in helping to ensure the freedoms we now experience in our everyday lives. The many events that RWB puts on to aid in the physical and mental well-being of these veterans serve a tremendous purpose, and we are proud to partner with them on these initiatives. We look forward to the upcoming 1776 Challenge and doing our part to make it an event to remember."
For more information on Sun Outdoors, please visit www.sunoutdoors.com and join the community on Instagram @sunoutdoors. For more information on Team RWB, visit www.teamrwb.org and follow the network on social @teamrwb.
ABOUT SUN OUTDOORS
Sun Outdoors is a leader in outdoor hospitality and committed to its mission of offering guests exceptional and transformative outdoor experiences. With more than 150 locations across the U.S. and Ontario, Canada, Sun Outdoors offers guests several ways to stay: from RV sites to vacation rentals, from tent camping to glamping, whether they stay for a weekend, season or longer. Visit www.sunoutdoors.com to learn more.
Sun Outdoors is a division of Sun Communities Inc., a publicly traded company which, as of March 31, 2022, owns, operates and has an interest in 603 developed manufactured home, RV and marina properties, comprising nearly 159,300 developed sites and more than 45,700 wet slips and dry storage spaces in 39 U.S. states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Sun Communities is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol: SUI.
ABOUT TEAM RED, WHITE & BLUE
Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB), a nonprofit organization founded in 2010, is forging America's leading health and wellness community for military veterans, families, and their supporters. Team RWB has more than 220,000 members spread across nearly 200 chapters and communities nationwide. To learn more, visit TeamRWB.org or download the Team RWB App today.