Fighting Modern Day Slavery with CrossFit
Reppin’ for a cause.
One of the most badass parts about the CrossFit community is its drive to help others, and Reps For Rescue is doing just that.
What is it?
It’s a WOD that affiliates all over can host on their home turf. Proceeds go straight to the International Justice Mission — an organization dedicated to protecting poor from violence (like modern-day slavery and sex trafficking) in the developing world.
This year the flagship event will be held on Super Bowl Saturday (Feb. 3) to highlight the increase in sex trafficking activity around major sporting events at Timberwolf CrossFit in St. Paul. More than 100 arrests were made in Houston, TX last year related to prostitution.
Athletes like Ben and Alec Smith, Christy Adkins, Kristi Eramo, Lindy Barber, Gary and Alea Helmick, Graham Holmberg, Julie Foucher, Anna Tunnicliffe and Nuno Costa are pitching in to support.
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You’re looking at a partner workout for time: 400m run, 100 wall balls 100 pull-ups, 100 hang power cleans, and 100 burpee box jumps. Whew.
So far Reps For Rescue has raised more than $40,000 since 2016, which has directly supported missions to rescue men, women and children enslaved. And you can get your box involved to help support this cause.