In 20 minutes, complete “GRACE”
30 Clean and Jerks
With remaining time, complete AMRAP of “Cindy”
5 Pull Ups
10 Push Ups
FallOut CrossFitters, be PROUD! You generously gave funds and yourselves in a workout to Fight Gone Bad on September 17th, 2011. The Sportsgrants Foundation has awarded $100,000 to Camp Patriot. November 13th will be a very special day, as the funds will be presented at the Seattle Seahawks vs Ravens football game.This is the largest donation Camp Patriot has received and these funds will be used to help disabled veterans participate in outdoor adventures, as highlighted in an article in the Tri-City Herald:
Camp Patriot receives its largest donation: $100,000
By Kristi Pihl, Tri-City Herald
Camp Patriot’s largest donation to date will help disabled veterans participate in their outdoor adventures.
The nonprofit will receive $100,000 from the Sportsgrants Foundation of Hood River, Ore., after winning the grant via Facebook votes.
Micah Clark, founder and executive director, said the group hopes to put $50,000 toward next year’s outdoor adventure missions.
Camp Patriot serves anywhere from 50 to 100 disabled veterans a year, coordinating adventures for them such as climbing Mount Rainier, hunting, driving high performance race cars and flying motorized gliders.
The nonprofit’s goal is to offer outdoor recreational therapy for veterans, Clark said.
For example, Clark recently returned from elk hunting in Utah with an Air Force veteran who had lost his sight and left arm. Clark said the man was able to take down a big bull elk using a camera system on the gun.
The remaining $50,000 Clark hopes to earmark for land to build the lodge he hopes to eventually open in Montana.
Camp Patriot would have about 1,000 veterans a year visit the “sportsman’s paradise” and lodge, Clark said.
It would be the nonprofit’s first land purchase. The nonprofit is based in Libby, Mont., although Clark is a Richland resident.
It’s huge to take a veteran who has been injured and have him or her be able to accomplish something many able-bodied people can’t, Clark said. It shows that veteran what his or her baseline is again and helps with recovery.
Camp Patriot helps veterans from across the nation, no matter what conflict the veteran served in.
Clark, a Navy veteran, said he was blessed to come back with his arms and legs after serving in places such as Afghanistan and wanted to give back.
The grant comes from the fundraiser the Sportsgrants Foundation held at CrossFit gyms around the world called Fight Gone Bad.
Janet Wilson, a volunteer for the nonprofit, heard about the challenge at Fall Out CrossFit Gym in Richland and helped Camp Patriot get in the running with a nomination, Clark said.
Camp Patriot will receive the check before the Seattle Seahawks-Baltimore Ravens game Nov. 13.
Clark said the group is getting ready to launch the Friends of Camp Patriot campaign shortly, where it will try to get people willing to donate at least $5 per month to the nonprofit.
With donations, 90 cents for each dollar donated goes directly to services, Clark said.
“We just appreciate all the support,” he said.
To donate to Camp Patriot, go to camppatriot.org, or send a check to CAMP PATRIOT, P.O. Box 627, Libby, MT 59923-0627.
One of the smallest nonprofits in the U.S. pulled off one of the biggest fundraising days in history Saturday when the two-person Sportsgrants Foundation conducted the Fight Gone Bad event with 17,000 participants, in 16 countries reaching out to 45,0000 donors raising $2.2 million primarily to provide 66 college scholarships for the children of Special Operations military personnel killed in action.
On Aug 6, the husband and wife team that operates the foundation, Scott and Greta Rose Zagarino, decided to add 31 more recipients to their grant when the news that 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs, five Naval Special Warfare personnel who support the SEALs, three Air Force Special Operations personnel and an Army helicopter crew of five were killed when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan.
“What choice did we have? Although it meant we had to raise tens of thousands more, these men have one primary objective, we call and they come. How could we then not come when they called?” said founder and Executive Director, Scott Zagarino.
Fight Gone Bad, in its sixth year, began when Zagarino lost a bet with his friend and CrossFit affiliate owner, Andy Petranek, a former Captain in the Marine Corp, about who could post the highest score in the grueling CrossFit workout. Petranek won, but the idea to substitute fundraising as a measure of scoring for points inspired Zagarino to stage the first event in 2006. With only six weeks preparation and hundreds of phone calls, 79 CrossFit affiliates signed on and raised $117,000.
Steve McCleary, former Airmen and current Executive Director of the Specials Operations Warrior Foundation, which will help administrate the scholarships, said, “The grant created by Sportsgrants through Fight Gone Bad 6 is unprecedented. In our history we’ve received some pretty substantial grants from some fairly large organizations, but for one husband and wife team, working from home, to provide 66 scholarships in one grant for over a million dollars is almost beyond belief. They called us in January and said this is what they were going to do, and then they went out and did it.”
40 clean and jerks
(III-body weight, II-75%, I-50%)
dips (III-rings, II-bands, I-box)
*run 400 m between rds
power clean + power jerk (1 + 2) 1 x 5 @ 75%
front squat 5 x 5 @ 65%
100 sit ups
Well, all I can say is HOLY COW, our FallOut CrossFit Community ROCKS!!!! Way to pull through in the final hours. Every time I checked our team stats today, we just kept climbing higher and higher. The stats as they stand right now….there are 1,051 affiliates participating, we are currently ranked 82nd. Our team donations are sitting at $6,200 and I know for a fact there are quite a few donations that people have that were not done online, so those have yet to be added in to the total. AMAZING, all of you. Big thanks Keith Flanigan, our honorary member of Team FallOut CrossFit. Keith is in the US Air Force, stationed in Afghanistan, and has collected an impressive amount in donations from overseas.
For time, complete couplet for 400m (well, I think it ended up being 200m….it was one of those sneaky, sneaky WODS)
5 deadlifts (185/135, 135/95, 95/65)
10 steps forward with bar in hang position
For time, complete your choice of:
100 KB swings
100 pull ups
*every 20 reps, sprint 100 m
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Saturday 9:00 am WOD on September 17th. See you at 2:00 pm for FIGHT GONE BAD at Ranch and Home.