“We Can Be Heroes” Donation-Based WOD
CrossFit has two categories of benchmark workouts, the girls and the heroes. The ‘hero’ WODs are a way to honor fallen military, law enforcement , and fire fighters. Each WOD is named after the person it honors and quite often, the rep scheme has significance as well. A hero WOD – as grueling as it seems, physically, when you are doing it – is often a time to reflect and honor. There is definitely a deep sense of satisfaction once you complete ‘a hero’ whether you do it Rx or scaled.
At PFC CrossFit the last Saturday WOD class of every month is dedicated to a hero and a cause. It is an opportunity to honor our Nation’s Heroes and be heroes ourselves to those in need. Most commonly, we ask, as a “cash-in” to the the WOD, that athletes bring one non-perishable food item to be donated to a local foodbank. Occasionally, our donation-based hero WOD is a larger, fundraising event. A few days before the “We Can Be Heroes” WOD, we will post the WOD we will be running to raise awareness for whom the WOD is dedicated. Unfortunately, new ‘Hero’ WODs are continually being added to the list. Please join us one Saturday in honoring our nation’s heroes and helping our local community.