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Local CrossFit Affiliate Supports Special Operations Warrior Foundation

 

ARLINGTON, Va., August 31, 2011 – Potomac CrossFit, one of 2000+ international CrossFit affiliates, is participating in the annual "Fight Gone Bad" fundraiser on Saturday, September 24, 2011.  The annual event is an interval-sprint workout that benefits the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the Infant Swimming Resource Program, CrossFit Kids, and Camp Patriot.   This year’s event coincides with Clarendon Day and begins at 8am – right in the middle of Arlington's North Highland Street – with over 100 athletes cycling through the grueling workout every hour until 4pm. 

Through its partnership with the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the Sportsgrants Foundation - by way of the Fight Gone Bad charity event - has been charged with providing all short term needs for the families affected by the August 6th tragedy in eastern Afghanistan in which 30 American troops (including 22 Navy SEALs) were killed during a helicopter rescue mission.  In addition, Sportsgrants has committed to funding full college scholarships for every child of every operator who lost his life in the attack on August 6th. 

"There's just not a more worthwhile cause to support.  You're making a direct impact on men and women who went into harm's way on our behalf,” said Brian Wilson, a Marine Corps veteran and co-owner of Potomac CrossFit.   The CrossFit community has long held close ties with the military and its elite fighting units like the SEALs.  In fact, two of the fallen SEALs were registered to participate in the Fight Gone Bad event.  “We owe them as much as we can offer and these charities are the gold standard of integrity and honest support to our troops.  We are proud to be part of this year’s mission to take care of these kids and veterans,” said Wilson. 

Fight Gone Bad began as a fundraising event in 2006.  The first five editions of Fight Gone Bad raised a combined total of more than $4 million.  With another three weeks of fundraising remaining, Potomac CrossFit is currently #1 of more than 800 registered affiliate gyms with over $35,000 raised to date.  Worldwide, participants of Fight Gone Bad 6 have raised over $650,000 for the beneficiaries of this year's event.

Fight Gone Bad 6 benefits the Special Operations Warrior Foundation which provides full scholarship grants and education/family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel killed during operational or training missions.  They also provide immediate financial assistance to severely wounded personnel and their families.  In addition, this year’s event also supports the CrossFit Foundation’s philanthropic activities, including the Infant Swimming Resource Program, CrossFit Kids, and Camp Patriot – a facility dedicated to providing disabled veterans with outdoor adventures.

Community members and local media organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend or participate in the event.  Please contact info@potomaccrossfit.com for details.

For more information on "Fight Gone Bad," visit http://fgb6.org

 

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