Kincardine CrossFit event raises $1,500 for Special Olympics
October 8, 2022
The CrossFit (CF24) event, held Oct. 1 at No Drama Fitness in Kincardine, has raised $1,500 for Special Olympics.
Athletes and coaches completed 13 work-outs in 12 hours, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the fund-raiser, surpassing their goal of $1,000.
CF24 is a national event and fund-raiser that brings communities together in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.
Seven Special Olympics athletes of Kincardine joined the No Drama Fitness crew for a fun-filled work-out at 9 a.m.
Of the $1,500 raised, 70 per cent goes back into Special Olympics programs at the local level while 30 per cent gets passed along to grow opportunities at the national level.
“Thanks to those who donated and to the No Drama coaches for working alongside our participants,” said Vanje Watson, lead coach at No Drama Fitness. “The funds will go a long way in supporting Special Olympics programs in Canada.”
Special Olympics was founded upon one simple notion: sport has the incredible capacity to transform lives, change attitudes, and make communities stronger by supporting Canadians with an intellectual disability. “By bringing people together, Special Olympics teaches us to recognize our similarities rather than focus on our differences.”
To learn more about CF24, visit: cf24.ca. It’s not too late to donate: cf24.ca/sponsor/?id=4793.
For more information about Special Olympics, www.specialolympicscanadafoundation.ca/.
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