Chandler Smith Partners With PUMA for $25k Charitable Donation
Chandler Smith joined the PUMA family ahead of the trip to Miami for Wodapalooza. Following a successful competition where The Boys stood atop the podium, he is partnering with the apparel company to make a $25,000 charitable donation to an organization of his choosing.
The details: Smith made a deal with PUMA where if he secured a spot on the podium, his sponsor would make a donation to a charitable organization of his choice. The initial total was $10,000, but Smith revealed on January 21 that the amount is now $25,000.
- The recipient of the charitable donation is Tankproof, a Baton Rouge-based organization that provides zero-cost swimming lessons for children in order to decrease the risk of childhood death by drowning.
- Tankproof also provides food to youth homes, veteran’s homes, and homeless shelters. The organization has partnerships with large grocery chains, supermarkets, and locally-owned restaurants that help battle food insecurity.
“I’m honored to be a part of a brand that supports more than just athletic success and am looking forward to more podiums that serve to make an impact off the comp floor,” Smith wrote in his announcement post on Instagram.
Putting on a show: The Boys – the team featuring Smith, Noah Ohlsen, and Travis Mayer – made the donation possible with a dominant performance. The trio of Games veterans won four of the eight events and only finished outside of the top three one time, a sixth-place finish in the WZA OC Remix event.
- The Boys put on such a strong performance that they entered the final event with an nearly insurmountable lead. They could still win with a 20th-place finish. The Boys captured sixth place in the final event and ended the weekend with a 45-point advantage over Thunder From Down Under.
The bottom line: Already a fan-favorite CrossFit athlete, Smith is using his new partnership to support deserving organizations every time that he hits the competition floor. He will battle for medals, as well as the opportunity to provide another massive donation to a charitable organization of his choosing. If Wodapalooza is any indication, PUMA will provide more payouts in 2022.