CrossFit Community Rallies to Raise Funds After Fire Destroys Family Home

October 6, 2020 by
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On Sunday, October 14, the Clyde family home caught fire. Flames destroyed their garage and roof and while family members Kelby, Nichole, and Icelynn Clyde made it out safely, the blaze took the lives of their three dogs.

Utah-based CrossFit athlete Kyra Milligan, Nichole Clyde’s sister, is calling on her community to help.

  • “My older sister Nikki was basically my mom growing up,” Milligan wrote in an Instagram post relaying the details of the fire.
  • “To all that know them,” she continued, “you know that these dogs were a large part of the family.”

The garage was also the home working space for Kelby Clyde, who runs Clyde Wildlife Artistry, a small, specialized taxidermy business. Milligan noted in her post that flames destroyed all of the equipment he uses for his work.

How to help: Milligan has organized a GoFundMe for the family. She’s asking anyone who is able to donate and share the campaign while the Clydes heal.

  • One day after Milligan posted the fundraiser on her page,, the CrossFit community had already raised almost $2,000 for the family. The goal is $10,000.

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