Many of you may not be aware of CrossFit Coronado’s presence and support for events going on in our community. Many opportunities arose in 2012 for our gym to show support for both Coronado programs and larger programs throughout San Diego. Throughout the year, we sponsored CFC members participating in fundraising events and donated directly to various organizations. In 2013, we would like to challenge our members to reach out in the community. If there is a race you’d like to participate in or an organization that needs our help, let us know. We will again have a team participating in the Amazing Race to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation. More information will be available soon regarding signing up to be on our team. Below are just a few of the organizations we supported in 2012.
The 100 Mile Club – Reaches out to school age kids to get them running or walking and promoting physical fitness.
The Challenged Athletes Foundation – Helps people with physical disabilities pursue their fitness goals.
Barbells for Boobs – Raises money to help women get mammograms for breast cancer prevention that otherwise would not be able to have them.
31 Heroes – Charity WOD that raises money to support the families of those killed in the helicopter crash in Afghanistan on 6 August 2011, the Snowball Express (focus on providing hope and new memories for the children of military fallen heroes), and the Travis Manion Foundation.
The Travis Manion Foundation – Funds are used to address the issues affecting the veteran, military, and first responder communities.
Miracle Babies – Provides education and financial support to families with newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Amazing Race – Partners with the Make a Wish Foundation to grant wishes for children with life threatening illnesses.
Coronado High School Football Team Helmet Club – Donated money directly towards the purchase of new, specialized, helmets that prevent injury during impact (note, a player was hospitalized during one of the first games of the season after a hard hit and was luckily wearing one of these helmets, medical staff said the outcome could have been much worse if he had been wearing an old helmet).
CrossFit Coronado also made donations to the San Diego Surfers Rugby Team, Christ Church Day School, Sacred Heart School, the Coronado Band and Choir Boosters and the Coronado Main Streets (organization developed to help keep Coronado’s commercial districts clean and appealing for everyone). We also participated in Coronado High School’s Health Occupation Science Association’s (HOSA) first health fair.
We are proud to support these organizations and hope to have the opportunity to continue supporting these events in the future.