Saturday, October 19, 2019
Happy Birthday James Q and Jamie L and Brian Newdeck!!
Coach Paul’s Team WOD
8:00 am Open Gym and Yoga
9:00 am Coach Paul’s Team WOD
10:00 am Open Judging (must sign up in advance)
NEWS & UPDATES
THE MEMBERSHIP DONATION FUND AT CROSSFIT REBELS
PURPOSE: HELP MEMBERS WHO FALL ON HARD FINANCIAL TIMES TO CONTINUE TRAINING
We don’t publicize this often, but several of you have asked about it so here are the details for all to see:
For the last 8 years if we can help someone train who can’t afford it or if someone has been training and falls on hard times, we have ways to keep them training. Sometimes it’s work exchange, sometimes the business just “pays their dues” until they’re back on their feet.
When we added the Kids Program and the Legends Program, the need became “more apparent”. Several of our athletes offered donations to be put toward athletes dues who were in need. And that pattern continues today.
We looked into starting a 501c3 so we could apply for other types of donations (like grants) to help fund those in need, but based on the amount of work involved, we elected not to as that’s not the business we’re in -” running a Not-for-Profit organization trying to raise money for donations”. Our efforts are better directed toward continuing to grow our expertise in training and nutrition and continue to enhance the health and fitness of our community.
So with all of that history laid out, it’s with that information that we let you all know we have a Donation Fund. We keep the bookkeeping of that separate from other revenues. The fund is built by donations from the box and from its members. For example, one of the Legends Athletes writes her check every month for $10.00 over and contributes that to the Donation Fund. It’s always an option. The fund ebbs and flows – as needs arise, we take money from the fund and put it toward dues. A few of our athletes are on permanent hardships – they are long term members of the box and their training is more important to us than losing them. So when we can swing it, we help!
Anyone can donate to the Donation Fund at any time. Just ask Paul, Sam, Ed, Jaida or Nicole.
We hope to hold a few fundraising events this year to build up the fund so it’s always there to help. #family