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The Special Needs Prom That’ll Melt Your Heart

February 19, 2018 by
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Shine bright like a diamond. 

CrossFit is so much more than lifting weights and getting in a good workout. CrossFit is about the communities we build and the ways we can put our strength in numbers to good use, and GSR CrossFit in Vestal, NY just did something so rad.

So what happened?

They hosted something called “Joy Prom”, a full scale prom event put on for those in the community with special needs. The theme? “Your Night To Shine”.

On February 10, more than 35 guests, from 18 to 79-year-old (eeek, too cute!), along with their friends and family, got all fancy shmancy for a big night of fun, dancing, pizza and dessert. Local businesses also offered up their services (like shoe shining, hair, and makeup) to pamper the prom-goers and help them create a night to remember.

We’re not crying, you’re crying. 

The night was so successful, Rollo plans to host the event again next year. CrossFitters, you never cease to amaze us.

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