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5/30/2017 Press Release
Active Heroes Celebrates Grand Opening in New Albany

Troy Yocum

Active Heroes Celebrates Grand Opening in New Albany
NEW ALBANY, IND. (May 30, 2017) – Active Heroes celebrated the grand opening of its new location at 141 East Main Street, New Albany, Ind., with a ribbon cutting hosted by One Southern Indiana (1si). The event was attended by State Representative, Ed Clere, City of New Albany officials, 1si President & CEO, Wendy Dant Chesser, 1si Ambassadors and staff, and the public.

Active Heroes, a national 501(c)(3) charity, opened their second military family community center in partnership with Graystone Performance. The new community center is a veteran-owned and operated CrossFit and human performance training facility. The space features a gym that can double as a classroom, three treatment rooms for acupuncture or massage, a store and lobby where resources are listed for military families.

“We are excited to partner with Graystone Performance to open a brand-new style of community center for military families,” said Troy Yocum, founder and President of Active Heroes. Active Heroes’ first community center, located in Louisville, opened nearly three years ago. Since then, the organization has been able to provide several thousand veterans, and their families, with activities that help heal, build camaraderie, and connect with resources. They hope to expand this vision into other cities and states around the country. The New Albany community center is the first expansion for the community center program.

For days and hours of operation, visit the website at

Active Heroes is a national 501 (c) (3) charitable organization headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, with a mission to reduce veteran suicide in every state. Active Heroes provides national activities, national peer mentors, serves thousands of veterans at the Active Heroes Community Center and is developing a retreat center to help heal post-traumatic stress. For additional information, please contact Active Heroes at, or 502-277-9280, or visit

Graystone Performance is a veteran-owned and operated 3,000-square-foot fitness facility located in the heart of New Albany, Indiana. The facility is equipped with strength and conditioning equipment and offers memberships at low rates, with special memberships available, which can be requested. Graystone Performance believes in using a community approach to fitness, and have dedicated themselves to assisting the local community. Graystone believes that actions speak louder than words and as a result, is teaming up with Active Heroes to provide space for a community center to support and assist local veterans. For more information about Graystone, visit the organization’s Facebook page at or visit

One Southern Indiana (1si) was formed in July of 2006 as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving Clark and Floyd Counties. 1si’s mission is to provide the connections, resources and services that help businesses innovate and thrive in the Southern Indiana/Louisville metro area.
Since its inception, the organization has evolved to include a three-prong approach to serve its members and investors. Business Resources, as the chamber side of the organization, encompasses membership, signature events and programs which support and encourage business growth; Economic Development works to grow the regional economy through the attraction of new commerce and assists with retention and expansion of existing businesses; Advocacy supports businesses at the government level by engaging in initiatives to preserve, protect and promote a business friendly environment free of obstacles to growth and development of commerce. For more information, visit