(Portland, OR.) Revant Optics, the industry leader in premium-quality replacement lenses, is proud to announce their partnership with Warfighter Made, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting mentally and physically injured US veterans. Through a shared sense of community and like-minded drive to empower our veterans, the partnership is celebrated with the buildout of two vintage military Light Strike Vehicles (LSV’s) set to race the 50th Anniversary NORRA Mexican 1000 on April 21st – 27th 2017.
Titled ‘Flyer 1’ and ‘Flyer 22’ respectively, the naming of each vehicle acts as a deeper representation to shed light on a community coming together as ONE in support of the 22 veterans that take their own lives each day. Built originally in the 1990s by Raceco International (Flyer Group) as a vehicle optimized for both speed and cross-country capability, the ‘Flyer 1’ uses Baja-proven race technology to maximize performance.
To document the passion and purpose behind this project, Revant Optics is producing a short-form video series, Mission: One for 22, highlighting the veterans who will be driving ‘Flyer 1’ and ‘Flyer 22’ and giving viewers an exclusive look inside the Warfighter Made garage to experience the buildout of the ‘Flyer 22’.
“Partnering with Warfighter Made is a tangible way Revant can show our gratitude for the men and women who have served our country. We have a lot of veterans in the Revant community, and they have noted how much they appreciate us giving them the ability to bring new life to the sunglasses they wore in the service. We love hearing these stories, and this partnership with Warfighter Made gives us the opportunity to further support our veterans,” says Jason Bolt, Revant Optics Founder and CEO. Eyewear is one of the few items that can transition from service uniform to civilian life, and it is the goal of Revant Optics to revolutionize the eyewear market, giving new life to old sunglasses and restoring confidence in users who are tough on their eyewear but are not looking to spend a fortune on replacement lenses. Starting April 4th, 2017 Revant Optics will be donating 1% of sales for 22 days to Warfighter Made as part of the initiative to support our veterans.
During the upcoming NORRA Mexican 1000, the ‘Flyer 1’ is registered to drive by Racing4Vets SoCal team, also friends of Warfighter Made, including retired LT SEAL Brian Trotter, retired RADM USN Mike Shatynski, retired CPL USMC Cody Elliott, USA veteran Martha Tansy, USA veteran Sean Sullivan and retired CWO4 SEAL Tim King. Operated by Warfighter Made, ‘Flyer 22’ is registered to drive with retired MSgt USMC Rob Blanton, Sgt USMC Juan Mendez, retired Sgt USMC Kirstie Ennis (combat wounded single leg amputee), retired Sgt USMC Marcus Cischilly (combat wounded single leg amputee), retired SSgt USMC Narayana Devone, retired LCpl USMC Jesse Williamson (combat wounded double leg amputee). Together, the integrated team looks to carry on the unified message—standing as 1 to STOP 22. See the full story unfold via www.revantoptics.com/warfighter-made and view Episode 1: Mission ONE for 22 HERE.
About Revant Optics
Established in 2010, Portland, OR-based Revant Optics (@revantoptics) is a leading provider of premium aftermarket replacement lenses. By selling directly to consumers at fair prices and putting a strong emphasis on customer experience, they have served over 500,000 customers in 150 countries and were named Inc. magazine’s 500/5000 list of “America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” in 2014, 2015 and 2016. To learn more about Revant, visit www.revantoptics.com.
About Warfighter Made
Warfighter Made is a non-profit organization that adapts and customizes combat wounded Veteran’s vehicles. Through organizing off-road events and outdoor adventures, their team works to provide recreational therapy to ill and injured Veteran’s. Warfighter Made proudly partners with other like-minded non-profits, businesses, and individuals to ensure Veterans get the best support and experience possible. For more on Warfighter Made please visit www.warfightermade.org.