MANIMAL Designs Coach Burgener Charity Shirt
Coach Mike Burgener is the owner of Mike's Gym, a USAW Regional Training Center & a Crossfit Affiliate. As a USAW Senior Instructor & CrossFit Olympic Weightlifitng Instructor he travels both nationally and internationally training youth, professional athletes and those aspiring to be the best in the Weightlifting world. He is a former Junior World Team (1996-2004) and Senior World Team Coach (2005). He also shares his passion with youth as the Strength & Conditioning Coach at Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista, California.
When you get past his impressive experience you see a veteran of the Marine Corps, a mentor who gives free advice on weightlifting videos posted by strangers on facebook, a father of two accomplished weightlifters, a man who enjoyes riding his motorcycle cross country and last but not least a kind, giving professional who always looks for a way to give back with his work.
Coach B approached us with an idea for a shirt. He wanted the shirt to be patriotic, exciting, authentic in design and a quality above the rest. He also made sure to let us know the shirt was to benefit Steve's Club.
Our reaction was, let's get started! We couldn't have been offered with a better opportunity: Support a good cause and collaborate with one of the best Weightlifting Coaches and role model Americans around. This is what we're all about.
Steve's Club is a non profit organization that provides the youth of Camden, NJ with coaching, community, support and guidance. Paleo Kits, which is still one of the best ways to travel and eat Paleo, is owned by Steve and made this organization possible to begin with. (On a side note, one of the owners of Manimal was born in an urban New Jersey town.) This quote sums it up well:
"50 years from now it will not matter what kind of car you drove, what kind of house you lived in, how much you had in your bank account, or what your clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better because you were important in the life of a child."
Purchase your shirt HERE.