WOD for a Cause - Aevitas Supports Double H Ranch in September!

This August and September, CrossFit Aevitas is proud to support the DoubleH Ranch with a fundraising effort to send (at least) one kid to camp!

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About the Cause

The Double H Ranch is an Adirondack Summer Camp for children with life-threatening illnesses.

The Ranch was co-founded by Charles R. Wood and Paul Newman in 1993, and provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families.

Since the Ranch opened, it has served over 60,000 children from around the world. The Ranch is currently providing specialized programs and medical services for over 2,100 children and family members through year-round programs, which include Summer Camps, Adaptive Winter Sports programs, and even a Hospital Outreach Program for children in the hospital or medical-based setting.

The Double H Ranch provides ALL of its programs FREE of charge to the kids and their families. Without help of volunteers and fundraising, the camp would not be able to provide such magical experiences for the kids who really need it.

Every year, our very own Aevitas Athlete Kevin McKay joins a Ragnar Relay Team in honor of, and to raise money for, the DoubleH Ranch and their programs.

This year, the entire CrossFit Aevitas community is going to have the chance to help Kevin - and most importantly - to help a kid attend camp!

How You Can Help

Our goal is to send one child to camp, which means a fundraising goal of $2,100!Yes, this will be a challenge, but our community is strong and WE CAN DO IT!

We’ve set up a couple ways you can help support this cause:

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1- Create a Fundraising Page to Raise Money for the Cause

Kevin has set up an Aevitas Team Fundraising page - check it out HERE

Here’s what to do once you’re there:

  • Join the Team. You’ll need to create an account with your email and password. You’ll also go through a short questionnaire/waiver (because the page is set up for the Ragnar Relay). Complete the steps and you’re in!

  • Copy the page URL or use the buttons to share your fundraising page with friends and family via email and social media.

  • Raise as much as you can! There will be a PRIZE for the top fundraiser at Aevitas (read below for details)

2 - Participate in CrossFit Aevitas’ “Dumbells & Deadlifts 4 Double H” event

On Saturday, September 15th, we will host a pay-to-WOD ADAPTIVE WORKOUT for all you competition hounds (and your friends as well!) Yes, there will be PRIZES for this one too!

September 15th Schedule:

  • 9:00AM - come in a few minutes early for a presentation from a Double H Ranch representative, including a short video highlighting just how awesome this cause is!

  • 9:15AM - Adaptive WOD! $20 gets you in. You choose Scaled or Rx division. Every man and woman for themself!

  • 10:30AM - Awards Ceremony, followed by potluck brunch (more details to come - plan to bring something if you can!)

What Do YOU Get Out Of It?

There are two ways to participate in this fundraising effort, and also two ways to WIN!

Top Fundraiser The person who raises the most money through online donations will win a fabulous gift package. Deadline for donations is 9:00AM Saturday, September 15th

Adaptive WOD Podium We will award both top Male and top Female (for both Rx and Scaled divisions) with fabulous prize packages as well

As always, we’ll stay to party in the gym after the WOD. This time will be a potluck-centered event, so if you have a dish to share, please bring it!

We hope that you’re as excited about this amazing cause and event as we are!  Challenge accepted?!

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Karen Southwick