At the recent Kentucky Fighting Challenge, I ran into Brent Thompson, one of the co-founders of Fight For Life USA. Fight For Life USA had a booth set up with their products and I immediately knew this company had something different when Brent told me that a portion of their proceeds go to the American Cancer Society via various Relay for Life events. I'll be doing an interview with Brent in the near future, but in the meantime, here is a press release the company sent to me. They may just be starting, but I think they're off to a good start.
Check after the jump for the press release.
From a Press Release:
FightForLifeUSA is a brand new, one-of-a-kind Apparel Company specializing in Fight Gear for today's Mixed Martial Arts competitors, as well as Clothing and Accessories for MMA fans and all sports fans alike. FightForLifeUSA represents the athlete's desire to train hard and be their best, as well as the desire of each human being to stand firm for their ideals, yet remain honorable and willing to help those in need. FightForLifeUSA is also dedicated to changing the old perception of MMA fighters and fans, and showcasing the combination of top-level talent, dedication, work ethic, love and caring that exists in many of today's premier athletes. FightForLifeUSA founders are Scott Wells, a Russell County, KY native, businessman, family man, and long-time MMA fan, and Brent Thompson, a resident of Adair County, KY, family man, businessman, Ring Announcer, and long-time MMA fan. Scott and Brent lost a mutual friend to cancer, and decided to dedicate a portion of the profits from FightForLifeUSA to the American Cancer Society, in order to help find a cure for a disease that affects so many people in different ways. They also use the platform of FightForLifeUSA to help promote the awareness and prevention of cancer. At the MMA events at the Somerset, KY Convention Center on February 21st, 2009, FightForLifeUSA will make a check presentation to the American Cancer Society for $500, which represents more than 50% of the company's profits to date. FightForLifeUSA shirts and apparel will be available at this event, or online at FightForLifeUSA.com You can also view the selection of apparel at FightForLifeUSA's Myspace or Facebook profiles. View the EVENT GALLERY page on the website and see all the fighters and fans who wear FightForLifeUSA apparel, including Carlson Gracie, Jr, of the Legendary Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu family.