ResSchool may be out for the summer, but it’s not too early to begin thinking about the CrossFit Foundation’s Second Annual Saved by the Barbell community fundraiser workout.
Athletic Lab South Wake and ALSW CrossFit in Holly Springs, NC are excited to announce our participation in the event on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
Saved by the Barbell is an annual Labor Day fundraiser workout hosted by the CrossFit Foundation and taking place at participating CrossFit affiliates around the world. All proceeds from the workout support school teachers, students, parents, coaches, trainers, and administrators building CrossFit programs in their schools and communities.
Saved by the Barbell
3 rounds for max reps of:
- 1 minute of burpees
- 1 minute of wall-ball shots
- 1 minute of deadlifts
- 1 minute of med-ball sit-ups
- 1 minute of hang power cleans
- Rest 1 minute
Women: 14-lb. ball, 75-lb. deadlifts and cleans
Men: 20-lb. ball, 115-lb. deadlifts and cleans
Saved by the Barbell is the CrossFit affiliate community’s way of working toward positive change by creating CrossFit opportunities for kids all over the world.
Saved by the Barbell raises funds to support educators. It works with educators who understand that improving work capacity across broad time and modal domains helps kids improve their fitness, health, and well-being in many aspects of their lives. We learned from our first year that even small grants of $1,000 to $10,000 can make a big difference in changing the fitness culture in a given school or school district. When we show up to plant the seeds by providing training and start-up funds, school administrators are more likely to give a CrossFit program a try. Results will speak for themselves once a program is piloted and kids have the opportunity to participate.
Last year, over 250 CrossFit affiliates participated in the inaugural event, raising more than $95,000 to support CrossFit students, teachers, coaches, and staff throughout the United States and around the world. With those funds, the CrossFit Foundation helped start more than two dozen CrossFit P.E. programs, after-school programs, and school affiliates. These were built in communities ranging from small-town Oregon and North Carolina to downtown Los Angeles and Detroit, and abroad in Sweden, Ireland, and the U.K. In several schools, these dollars helped purchase CrossFit equipment and supplies. In many others, teachers and staff were given scholarships to attend CrossFit Kids training.
The CrossFit Foundation with the help of the CrossFit community is committed to growing this effort. We want to provide life-changing opportunities to hundreds of schools and thousands of kids around the world.
Registration for the WOD is a $35 donation, which gets you a t-shirt and access to the CrossFitbtwb worldwide leaderboard. We encourage everyone to show up and participate in the workout. We know you’ll have a great time, regardless of whether they register or not!
The SBTB WOD is a great community event for the whole family. It can be easily modified into a kid-friendly workout. Make sure you save the date on Saturday the 31st.