CrossFit Cedar Park Owner/Coach: Dave Tillman
Fight Gone Bad Team Captain: Nikki Isbell
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CrossFit Cedar Park raised over $18,000 for FGB6
TELL ONE, TELL ALL. We want to spread the word about these great charities and continue to raise the awareness of all they do to help our community.
For 17 minutes, we pushed ourselves further, challenged ourselves deeper, felt the doubt and wondered what the hell we got ourselves into, and if we could make it, but then remembered why we were there and appreciated fully those who we wished to honor. We turned to our community of friends and family, asking them to join us by donating what they were inspired to give to our phenomenal organizations.
Our goal this year was to raise $3 million dollars as a global CrossFit community.
On September 17th, 2011, CrossFitters from around the world came together to endure 17 minutes of one of our most grueling workouts in honor of those men and women who have given a lifetime of service and sacrifice.
Names like “Murph,” “Bull,” “Coe,” and “Adam Brown,” and “Lumberjack 20″ hold a special place in the hearts of CrossFitters everywhere. These soldiers and first responders gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country or community and CrossFit has honored them by designing special workouts in their names. These workouts are commonly known as “Hero WODs” — and they are typically known as the most challenging workouts CrossFit has to offer.
CrossFit Cedar Park is honored to launch “The Hero Course,” a first-of-its-kind, six-week long fundraiser dedicated to honoring American Soldiers, police and fire personnel. For “Six Sundays at Sunrise,” between Memorial Day and 4th of July weekends, participants will do a Hero WOD.
During The Hero Course, participants will raise funds that will be donated to the Military Warriors Support Foundation (militarywarriors.org) based in San Antonio.
The Military Warriors Support Foundation was established to honor and assist disabled veterans with the everyday challenges they and their loved ones face as they return to civilian life. The plight of wounded heroes inspired Lt. General Leroy Sisco, USA (Ret) to begin the foundation with a misssion of raising awareness of the needs of those returning home, and honor those verterans as they make the transition. Through contributions and fundraising, The Military Warriors Support Foundation award homes to OEF/OIF injured heroes, and provide employment assistance, recreational activities, and educational opportunities to transitioning service members. “We want to fill the holes our government doesn’t provide for them. The government does a fanstastic job, but they can’t do everything. We want to help these heroes as they return to civilian life.” said General Sisco. Go to their web page, MilitaryWarriors.org and see how they serve the Heroes and their families that have served this great Country.
We are very proud to launch this first-of-its-kind event and encourage you to participate. Even if you can’t make the WODs, you can be a part of the fundraising effort — or get your Box involved.