Wounded Summits Event at CrossFit Costa Mesa
A few weeks ago Cass Mark Drake approached us about throwing an event in our gym to promote and benefit his charity, Wounded Summits. We decided to throw this event this weekend in an effort to kick off a series of events that Drake hopes to hold throughout the country. Think of this as a Fight Gone Bad with a few extra workouts. Same chill atmosphere, all while raising money for a great cause.
We will be holding 3 separate workouts throughout the day for you to test your fitness. Here’s the event basics:
Date: Saturday, February 11th, 2012
Time: 11am – 3pm (may run a bit long)
Cost: $30 per participant (100% of the proceeds go to the cause!)
Workouts: 3, to be announced on Saturday
Registration: HERE, or at the gym the day of
Note: We will only have 1 class on this day, 9am only. 11am class is cancelled. We’d like to encourage all of our clients to participate.
More on Wounded Summits from Cass Mark Drake:
“Wounded Summits is an idea that I have been tinkering with for quite some time and decided to make it happen. Many combat vets, firefighters, and cops have been injured in the line of duty. My goal is simple. To take them climbing Rainier and Denali while providing world class instruction prior to doing so with some industry partners. At the same time offering surfing and instruction to all of those in southern California or those merely visiting here with their families.
The first Rainier outing will be in the winter of 2013, fundraising needs to be done until then as equipment and the school costs add up quickly. However anyone in the local Socal area is welcome to our planned one day a week of climbing, free of charge to begin prep.
Surfing will be offered one day a week as well. Once the summer months arrive we will be adding another day each week. I have two other surfers on board to assist with instruction and help. All boards will be purchased from fundraiser proceeds, ensuring that all vets pay absolutely nothing out of pocket.
I myself am a former combat vet, and am wanting to give back. Climbing and surfing helped me get past many hurdles of PTSD and the likes there of. Our main fundraising will be done at local Crossfit gyms throughout the country in the way of contests, where many of our sponsors will ensure prizes and a great time by all.
We appreciate everything that those in the civil service and military do. Do not hesitate to contact us to ask for help, or to enjoy one of our outings! Elite climbing and surfing can be had by all at absolutely no cost. We look forward to hearing from you!
Cassidy Mark Drake