2024 Season

Austin FC, Merging Vets & Players Host Workout for Veterans and Former Athletes in Support of Mental Health Awareness Month


On Monday, May 6 Austin FC hosted a workout for Merging Vets & Players (MVP) in support of Mental Health Awareness Month, to shed light on the need for support in life's transitions among veterans and pro athletes.

The 75-minute workout led by Austin FC Performance Coach Mike Mahoney took place at Parmer Field at St. David’s Performance Center. The workout included 20 participants from MVP, including veterans and former athletes.

“Everyone's mental health can be tested, and so building a community that allows us to lean on one another and know that we are not alone is essential,” said Austin FC Vice President of Community Impact, Trennis Jones. “We are proud to partner with Nate Boyer and Merging Vets and Players (MVP) to help develop the environment that we all need."

"As Merging Vets & Players continues to empower our veteran and athlete communities across the country, I've had my eye on one place in particular. Austin. Deep in the heart of Texas. It's my home, and where my journey as a veteran turned athlete began,” said MVP Founder, Nate Boyer. “We're only just beginning in the capital city, but Austin FC already has our back. They truly are Champions of Change. When our service members leave the field, and our players walk off the pitch one last time, we'll be there to not only applaud them, but to walk the walk together as they transition to the next chapter of greatness."

MVP was founded in 2015 by Fox Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer and former Green Beret and Seattle Seahawk Nate Boyer. MVP empowers combat veterans and former professional athletes providing them with a new team to assist with transition, promote personal development, and show them they are never alone.

MVP Workout Huddle