Barbells For Bullies, VETWOD team up to raise money and awareness for
Veterans and organizations that pair shelter dogs with them!
Participate from anywhere! You can do these workouts from your CrossFit box, home gym, globo-gym or on base!
June 13-June27, 2020.
Workout 1 must be completed by June 20, 2020, Workout 2 must be completed by June 27 at 11:59pm PST.
Sit Rep is a joint-operation from Barbells For Bullies and VETWOD to benefit organizations that pull shelter dogs and trains them up to be service or therapy dogs for veterans.
Moreover, Sit Rep is a platform to bring awareness to the situations that challenge veterans and pit-bull type dogs. Sadly, we lose one active soldier a day due to war, but we lose an average of 20 veterans a day to suicide (Source). It's also estimated that over 1.2 million dogs are euthanized in the US each year, over half of them being pit-bull type dogs (Source). Both of these numbers are unacceptable.
Sitrep (n) - a report on the current military situation in a particular area
in 2019, with our proof of concept, we raised and donated over $7,000 to operation sidekick!
This event will consist of two workouts, with several divisions: Service, RX, Masters, and Scaled.
In addition to an online competition, for gyms/individuals that want to do more, you can create a peer to peer fundraising page and gyms/teams can make an even bigger impact!
This will be a multi-faceted event with an online competition format as well as a team fundraising format. HERE are some team leader best practices.
Facts, Stats, and Research
Who We're Benefiting:
Healing4Heroes™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to assisting our military service members and veterans lead healthy, productive lives. Our objective is to connect wounded service members, as well as those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, with A.D.A. compliant service dogs. Healing4Heroes™ has dual purposes in that it serves the community by helping military personnel and veterans as well as local animal shelters by rescuing suitable dogs.
Our military personnel and veterans, after being wounded both physically and mentally, are able to move forward and live more productive lives with the assistance of service animals.
How To Get Involved
Click the link and sign! It's intuitive and easy to set up an account via Throwdowns. There will be 4 divisions - and all workouts are listed above. These have been programmed by Street Parking.
AMRAPS: As Many Rescues As Possible
Our goal, as an organization, is to help AMRAP: As Many Rescues As Possible. Whether it's small rescues organizations around the US or rescue pups in need, we're here to help as many as we can. Regardless of breed, age, or location, we exist to fight for the underdog, and want to create a fit and socially conscientious community that rallies around rescue. Whether it involves a barbell or not, if it's about fitness and community, count us in.
We're here to make a difference, and let you know we all can make a difference. One random act of kindness at a time.