In the Community
At Mad Dogg Athletics, we believe that giving back to the community is not just about being a good citizen, it’s simply the right thing to do.
Boys & Girls Club of Venice
We are pleased to announce our current partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Venice. The Boys & Girls Club of Venice was established in 1968 and is one of over 4,300 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide. The mission is "To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens." This partnership includes volunteer opportunities for our staff on a regular basis, this is both beneficial to the local community and our employee’s as well. They get the opportunity to help local kids on a personal level. This is a rewarding and great opportunity for employees. We hope to continue this partnership for the years to come.
For the past 3 years, Mad Dogg Athletics has hosted Spinning Nation. Spinning Nation is a charity ride where facilities across the country can sign up host a Spinning Nation event. From 2009-2012 over $300,000 were raised for charity. Over 500 health clubs nationwide have participated by donating their indoor cycling facility for a few hours on the event day to host a ride.
Spinning Nation raised funds for Ride 2 Recovery, a charity benefiting mental and physical rehabilitation of men and women in the armed forces. Thousands of riders all over the United States collect donations from friends, family, fellow coworkers, etc. to sponsor their ride on Spinning Nation day.
VA Hospital Donation
Mad Dogg Athletics has a mission to bring exercise and good health to those in need. Mad Dogg Athletics donated the first Spinning Centers to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Los Angeles to help men and women in the armed forces in recovering from physical and mental trauma. Cycling is an important part of the recovery and rehabilitation program because it is an activity that almost all patients with mental and physical disabilities can participate in. Seeing the program in action has really opened our eyes to the need for programs like Spinning to help these determined and courageous individuals recover from their injuries.