Support Your Local Box, the charitable fundraiser launched by CrossFit Inc., just wrapped up their final week of the competition as it continues to raise money for the CrossFit community affected by the global COVID-19 crisis. There’s still some time left before the full financial numbers are known, but it’s worth noting the fundraiser’s tremendous progress so far and its mission of supporting affiliates during this pandemic.
Remind me again: The competition consisted of three workouts, released one at a time over the course of the three weeks. Workouts are designed to be accessible at-home, with limited equipment, and registration for the competition is completely free.
- Donation options were available at the time of registration and throughout the competition, and range from $20-$1,000, with the donation going to a selected affiliate of the donors choosing.
- The three workouts consisted of a 10-minute AMRAP of squats, dumbbell snatches, and push-ups, a couplet chipper of double-unders and burpees, and chipper of 50 reps each of dumbbell deadlifts, sit-ups, box step-ups, and single-arm thrusters.
The response for the community was massive and included participants from over 11,000 affiliates worldwide, and more than 140,000 registered athletes, which is more than the total number of registered Open athletes in 2013, and nearly two-thirds of the registered athletes in the 2020 Open.
- Rogue Fitness kicked things off on the donation side, pledging a whopping $100,000 to the cause almost immediately after the initial announcement of the fundraiser.
- Gillette Deodorant and ROMWOD followed suit, donating $50,000 and $25,000 respectively to the cause as well.
With one week remaining in the fundraiser, the total money raised for affiliates across the globe was in excess of 2.5 million dollars. The final financial tally and how it’s divvied up amongst the affiliates won’t be known for another week or so, but it’s safe to say the fundraiser was a huge success.
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