CrossFit NYC has partnered with Stoked, a non-profit organization run by one of our members, which uses action sports to close the opportunity gap for urban youth. The money that we raise will provide New York City kids the opportunity to learn to swim, surf, skateboard, and snowboard throughout the year – not only teaching them the importance of fearlessness and empowerment, but also what Stoked calls their 3 pillars: Resilience, Self-Reliance, and Community.
There is a profound overlap between the pillars of Stoked and CrossFit. We wholeheartedly believe in the benefits of hard work and community, and because of that, we are hoping to raise $14,000.00 for the cause – enough to bring the Stoked program to one more school than they otherwise could. All day on December 3rd, we are holding a “Stoked” WOD, which was designed by Coach Sully and Coach Kyle, and we’ve reached out to a slew of supporters to provide you with GREAT prizes for fundraising.
So far we have locked down PR Wrist Wraps, Rx Jump Ropes, Life as Rx, Nutriforce Sports supplements, SHUT Skateboards, Bern Helmets, and Harry’s Shave Club, lift tickets to Stratton, Joe Coffee, private sessions with several of our coaches. Plus we’re putting up a 6 month CFNYC membership as a prize AND Stoked is giving 2 tickets to their Stoked Awards show to anyone that raises $200.00 or more!
To donate and/or fundraise, head to crowdrise page. The personalized page is incredibly simple and fast to set up if you choose to fundraise. Stay tuned to Twitter (@CrossFitNYC), Instagram (cfnyctheblackbox), and our Facebook page (CrossFit NYC: The Black Box), but it is not too soon to start fundraising, December 3rd is just around the corner!!
To learn more about Steve Larosiliere, one of the founders of Stoked, check out his athlete profile from our blog!