Utah Affiliate Calls Gyms to Join in on Bringing Awareness to Child Sex Trafficking

July 28, 2020 by
Photo Credit: CrossFit Operation Underground Railroad
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This Thursday, CrossFit OUR in Draper, UT, is hosting a fundraiser in hopes of raising $10,000 for Operation Underground Railroad, a non-profit dedicated to saving children from sex trafficking.

To do this, they’ll put their members through a workout called “Get Fit, Save the Kids,” and are asking those who participate to donate to the cause.

The details: Their fundraiser — Rise Up — is part of a larger effort taking placing on Thursday to raise awareness for child sex trafficking. On the same day, Operation Underground Railroad is hosting multiple demonstrations across the country to shed light on how widespread the child sex trafficking problem is, not just in Utah, but nationwide, explained Brittney Crump, the gym’s manager.

  • “I think it’s going to be really eye opening. A lot of people have already expressed, ‘Wow, I didn’t realize how big of a problem this is,’” she said.

How to Get involved: CrossFit OUR  is asking other gyms and athletes to partake in the workout this Thursday.

  • “Stand with us…and get loud for those who can’t do it themselves. Join us in this WOD live via Facebook at 4:30 pm MST, or complete (it) on your own time,” Crump said.

The workout: “Get Fit, Save Kids”

Complete with a weighted vest for time:

400m Run
60 Box Step-ups (24/20)
60 Push-ups
400m Run
60 Push-ups
60 Box Step-ups
400m Run

Complete the workout, and then post a picture or video on Instagram, tag @ourrescue and @crossfit_our and use the following hashtags: #GetFitSaveKids #WorkoutForACause #OURrescue #RISEUP #EndHumanTrafficking #RiseUpForChildren #GetLoud

One big thing: Crump is confident they have the ability to keep everyone safe at their event, and open house following the event, amidst the current global pandemic. People will be wearing masks when they’re not working out, and they have a big space, Crump explained.

  • “We have one of the largest facilities in Utah. We can safely host 50 athletes. We have two big bay doors, too,” she said, adding that the workout will be completed outside.
  • “We know we can host it and keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. I’m really excited. We have had a lot of gyms reach out and say they’re going to do the workout with us. I think Thursday is going to be a huge day for Operation Underground Railroad.”

Donate here to support the cause.

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