JFI's Programs

PRO VS. GI JOE

PRO VS. GI JOE is the marquee program  of Joint Forces Initiative. In 2007 our Co-Founder, Addie Zinone, was  deployed to Iraq 2 months after she married her husband Greg. 

In an effort to stay connected and  support the troops, Greg leveraged the power of video games. He set out  to pit professional athletes in video game contests against  deployed U.S. Military. 

technology +  a LOT of heart = tons of fun

We’ve proven to leagues, teams, players, and all parts of the military that we’re THE only organization that does this right. 

  • We’re passionate. 
  • We’re efficient. 
  • We’ve got access. All access….to locker rooms, player lounges, stadium suites, team meeting rooms and sometimes the fields!

JFI's LIVE SALUTE

Audiences at major league sporting events stand with us to support  our troops. Via live teleconference with deployed military teams, thousands of sporting fans pay tribute to the men and women serving our  country.


How the Pro vs. GI Joe Live Salute works:

  • We bring the troops to the biggest games via web feed LIVE on the JumboTron
  • We get the ENTIRE crowd to stand up and salute these troops in one huge SALUTE!
  • A video describing the Live Salute typically airs prior to the  National Anthem. Once the audience is done singing, the LIVE feed pops  up! One the count of 3, the entire crowd SALUTES the troops in one HUGE  crowd SALUTE!

It gives people chills and the troops LOVE knowing that they’re  connected to a fun event back home. It’s the little things that count!

PURPOSE DRIVEN REHAB

Joint Forces Initiative’s Purpose Driven Rehab provided scholarships to  wounded veterans to assist in various Pro vs GI Joe and tailgating  events at sporting events nationwide. The wounded veterans would drive the Purpose Driven Rehab RV from stadium to stadium to set up events  to benefit and support other veterans and their families. This  responsibility gave the PDR vets purpose and connected them with other  veterans going through similar circumstances.


CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR PDR STOPS!


Episode 1: http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=3oU96vIGqtA
Episode 2: http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=Jz6kECk-7Cs
Episode 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM4BUgFyQm8&sns=em
Episode 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrAYKpCLQ2M&sns=em
Episode 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOkBrEf-18s&feature=related