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Veteran Owned "Freedom Hard" Founder Chris White Inspires Thousands with Patriotic Demonstration During Houston Astros Baseball Game


Veteran Owned "Freedom Hard" Founder Chris White Inspires Thousands with Patriotic Demonstration During Houston Astros Baseball Game

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HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris White, Founder and CEO of Houston based organization Freedom Hard, spent the weekend watching America's favorite past time. Sitting in the bleachers of a shut-out game between the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers, Chris scrolled through a myriad of posts and comments in a Veteran community Facebook page made by fellow Veterans suffering from PTSD, struggling to find a sign of hope. After the final strike was called, White, a Marine Corps Veteran, made a spontaneous decision to jump the field barrier, strip down to his American Flag silkies, and dash across the field as a personal demonstration of patriotism and awareness of the overwhelming statistics of Veteran Suicide.

The 33-year-old advocate and entrepreneur's weekend exhibition at MinuteMaid Park has generated over two million views via social media and has been featured by numerous media affiliates and Military publications throughout the country. In a recent CBS interview White directed his message to the over 1 in 10 Veterans who suffer from PTSD. "If you are a Veteran that's struggling, there is hope, I can assure you that," he said.

White has spent the last two years building and expanding Freedom Hard, a Lifestyle Brand that reflects the principle values of patriotism, freedom, and support for Active Duty Military, Veterans, and First Responder communities. Founded in 2017, Freedom Hard gained notoriety early on following a series of patriotic video segments featuring an orchestrated display of firework antics, smoke grenades, and comedy geared towards helping Veterans overcome adversity. "I use humor as a platform," White said. "If I can make you laugh for five minutes, then you're not thinking of that dark space you might be in."

White attributes the success of Freedom Hard and its popularity to a highly active social media following, racking up millions of views worldwide. The Brand itself has proven an appeal to multiple demographics across the board. "It is a lifestyle brand infused with patriotism," White said when asked what sets Freedom Hard apart from other Brands. "It's not if you Freedom, but how Hard."

About Freedom Hard (
"Freedom Hard" is a Lifestyle Brand based in Houston, Texas. Founder Chris White speaks regularly to youth groups, Veteran organizations, and rehabilitation facilities throughout the world.

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