Humans Are More Important than Hardware // Veterans at Sandlot JAX

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“Humans are more important than hardware.”

That’s a maxim they taught to us in the Army Special Forces, and it also holds true for Festivals, parties, and all that is best in life. People always make the party and the Veteran space is enormously important to me, and I wanted Sandlot Jax to be the kind of inclusive party where all Veterans could come AND we could enjoy Fitness, Freedom, and Fun with active people from all walks of life. I believe it’s important to build bridges between the military and civilian worlds and this Festival will do exactly that.

Some of the Veterans and Veteran supporters coming:

  • Tim Kennedy – UFC, Hard to Kill
  • Michael Rodriguez – GWOT Memorial Foundation
  • Nate Boyer – NFLAusten Alexander – Navy Veteran, Trainer
  • Michael Eckert – former pull-up world record holder
  • Scott Neil – Horse Soldier Bourbon
  • Robert Killian – Best Ranger Winner, GORUCK Games Competitor
  • Brad Thomas – Musician, Delta Force (Mogadishu ’93)
  • Roger Sparks – Silver Star Recipient, Marine Corps Force Recon Instructor, Alaskan PJ in the Air Force, GORUCK Tribe Cadre
  • Ryan Manion – Gold Star Sister, CEO Travis Manion Foundation
  • Sara Wilkinson – Gold Star Spouse // Suicide Prevention Advocate
  • Dr. Matthew Miller – Director, Veterans Affairs PREVENTS
  • Mark Otto – USMC, CEO UWVC – he and his team run the NYC Veterans Day Parade annually
  • Dan Skidmore (Cadre DS) – Air Force Combat Controller, GORUCK’s Director of Training
  • Early Granville – Amputee, does all the hard things, brings all the motivation
  • Bruce Bole – retired Top Gun Instructor, local city Commissioner
  • Erik Bartell, Bravo Sierra
  • Wounded Warrior is sending ~40 of its Warriors
  • Corporate sponsors have donated 1,000 tickets to the MWR at NAS JAX, the local Navy Air Station. Expect to see a bunch of active duty military and their families.
  • University of North Florida ROTC is bringing their Color Guard.

This Fitness Festival has real world community at its core and I’m proud that we’re inviting so many who are currently serving and who have served, but this Festival, every minute of it, is for everyone to enjoy together, symbolized best by the freedom in the air and the 150+ Allegiance Flag Supply Made in the USA American flags that will be flying proudly on the grounds.


To train up for this awesome Festival, go outside and have fun with friends.

— Jason

Sandlot JAX - Fitness Festival

Monster will of course be there, too

Sandlot JAX – Fitness Festival
​Metropolitan Park • Jacksonville, Florida • April 22-24, 2022

415 Pablo Avenue Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250

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