The inspiration to create Grit2Glory came after hearing a sermon at church. Raised in a broken home, our family struggled to find our place in the world. This was harder for our younger sister, Jennifer. She was handicapped and independence was much more difficult for her.

Eventually, Jennifer was able to move into her own apartment and find employment. We always shared the dream that we would build some type of business to help others who had challenges. When she passed away in 2010, I carried guilt for not acting on her ambitions. This, combined with time spent working at ground zero, observing our young soldiers bravely defending our country, and doing the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Run, formulated the idea of Grit2Glory.

“No Retreat.No Reserves.No Regrets” was inspired by the reading of missionary William Borden’s notes during a church service. The plan is to build Grit2Glory into a sportswear brand to rival Nike, Reebok, Adidas etc.. Our tag line, NO RETREAT. NO RESERVES. NO REGRETS., tells the story of achievement. When one takes on a goal, the first thing you have to do is commit (No Retreat). Than you have to give it your all till you have nothing left (No Reserves). If you do the first two you should have No Regrets because you’ve done all you can do!

We say in our mission statement “Win or lose, the beauty is in what you learn about yourself in the struggle and our mission is to celebrate the journey with you.” This message is universal to all achievement. And this brand will be built by giving back. We will create products to fundraise and recognize real role models, people who are enduring tremendous struggles, and to use their stories to encourage others. ” Please share your stories with us, purchase a shirt, and Wear Your Motivation.