YORK — DP Fitness in Victory Village Shopping Center will celebrate its one-year anniversary on October 24. Eureka Powers opened the online shop and retail store in October 2020 in honor of her son, Domonic “Dom” Powers. Dom Powers passed away of a heart attack May 8, 2020 at the age of 31.
The father of two children, Krysany, age 9, and Karson, age 3, Dom Powers centered his life around keeping fit and healthy through working out and sports. “DP Fitness brand was created out of love and in honor of my son to keep his memory alive,” said Powers.
Located at 6610 Mooretown Road, Suite B, DP Fitness offers athletic wear such as joggers, leggings, varsity jackets, tank tops, and more.
Powers mentioned that business has been slow due to covid-19. “Because of the date the store opened, we weren’t eligible for a PPP loan during the pandemic so there was no assistance,” said Powers. She said the store is struggling, but she’s hopeful business will improve with time.
“I’m just doing what I can,” said Powers. “Every morning I wake up, I push forward to keep the store open in memory of my son.”
In addition to operating DP Fitness and working an additional full-time job, Powers found the time to create Krysany Foundation. The nonprofit’s mission is to provide a safe, secure, and compassionate environment where grieving parents can receive support to begin the healing process.
“Many people don’t have insurance and struggle to pay for their loved ones’ funerals,” said Powers. “We’re here to help guide people regarding burial, repasses, flowers, food, and other things people struggle to pay for after someone passes away.”
A formal launching for the Krysany Foundation will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. It is free and open to the public. More information on the nonprofit is available at krysany-foundation.org.
DP Fitness is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 8pm and closed Sundays. Visit the store’s website at www.dpfitness31.com.