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Orangetheory fires Portland coach accused of pocketing donations [Video]

A KGW investigation exposed how a fitness coach collected charity class donations to his personal Venmo account — money that 17 nonprofits never received.

Honors Holdings, the franchisee for Orangetheory Slabtown, said it will donate $1,000 each to 17 different affected nonprofits to “make it right” after being “deeply disappointed” by the company’s internal investigation findings.

Ryan Tong, the former head coach at Orangetheory Slabtown who had been suspended while the company investigated, led monthly charity classes for years and accepted donations to his personal Venmo account.

In now-deleted Instagram videos and posts on the studio’s page, Tong promised to both match donations personally and get matching donations from corporations. 

In one post, the studio claimed to have raised more than $500,000 for charities over the past few years.

Tong, previously known as “Coach RyRy” at the studio, is now accused of pocketing the money.

A KGW investigation revealed that at least 12 nonprofits never received …

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