CrossFit TILT is thrilled to announce that the 5th Annual “24 Heroes” Fundraiser is scheduled for THIS Memorial Day weekend! From the morning of Sunday May 24th through the morning of Monday May 25th, we will be going LIVE via Zoom on the hour, EVERY hour, for 24 HOURS, with a workout to honor one of our nation’s fallen heroes. We are joining forces with Rob and Christine Seymour, two incredible members of our community, dedicated to supporting and honoring our nation’s heroes.
Our fundraising efforts will be donated to Veterans Inc., a veteran support organization based in Worcester, MA. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation. We hope that you will join us for this memorial event and make it as great of a success as it has been in years past! Tune in this year to hear from some amazing guest speakers with personal connections to some of the heroes we are honoring. We are also incredibly proud to announce this year’s keynote speaker: Kate Quigley, the sister of Glen Doherty, whom we will be honoring in our first workout of the event.
In light of COVID-19, this event will occur via Zoom with athletes doing the Hero Workouts offsite. Each Hero Workout will be presented as prescribed, as well as with a “Limited Equipment” and “Bodyweight” version, allowing for maximum participation no matter your location or circumstance! Athletes are free to pick and choose which Hero Workouts they would like to participate in by logging into the designated Zoom link when each workout is scheduled. The hourly schedule of Hero Workouts, as well as all of the modified versions of each workout, can be found HERE. A coach will be on staff each hour to further assist you with any questions about modifications.
We encourage you to watch the following video HERE. If you are unfamiliar with this incredible event, this highlight reel from the 2018 fundraiser will give you an idea of the camaraderie and teamwork this event inspires. People from all walks of life coming together to pay their respects and work hard in the name of honor and remembrance. As CrossFitters, we adapt and overcome. There is absolutely no way we are going to let the pandemic prevent us from supporting and raising money for veterans and their families. We may not be able to gather in person, but we can still find a powerful way to come together.
If you are interested in donating to support this fundraiser, please visit our EventBrite page. There is a suggested donation of $25 per participant, but anything you are able and willing to contribute is greatly appreciated.
We would also like to announce a special fundraising opportunity made possible by a generous donation from Concept2. For the individual who raises the most money (a minimum of $500 to be eligible), Concept2 will donate an erg of the winner’s choice- either a Rower, Bike or Ski erg!
If you find yourself unable to donate, please don’t let that keep you from tuning in and participating in this event! The true intention of this event is to come together to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. In the words of Veterans Inc., “they were there when we needed them. We must be there now that they need us.” Whether your support is through monetary donations, giving a little piece of yourself during a workout, or just tuning in to show your support, we’re all in this together.
To join in on the event, click our event Zoom link at any time during the 24 hours the event will be taking place. A reminder that workout briefs, hero bios and any speakers will begin at the top of the hour, every hour, and the workout will follow shortly after. There will be no group warm-up. Come ready to workout, have fun, and support a great cause! Join here- https://us02web.zoom.us/
If you have any questions regarding the 24 Heroes Fundraiser, please feel free to contact Casey Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org. After taking a look at the workout schedule, if you find that you have a personal connection, or know someone with a personal connection, to one of the heroes we are honoring this year, please reach out to Casey Bennett at the previously mentioned email address. We would love to give those of you with personal connections an opportunity to speak in honor of those you hold dear to your hearts.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this information. We truly hope that you will find some time to join us for this event. Mark your calendars, spread the word, and let’s make this a truly unforgettable experience!