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Grand Opening and Fight Gone Bad Fundraiser

Schedule for Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Grand Opening

1:00 PM                 Doors Open

2:00 PM                 Ribbon Cutting

2:10 PM                  Message from CrossFit Winnipeg

2:15 PM                   A few words about Fight Gone Bad

Fight Gone Bad

2:30 PM                  Heat 1 Warm-Up

2:45 PM                  Heat 1

3:05 PM                  Heat 2 Warm-Up

3:20 PM                  Heat 2

3:40 PM                 Heat 3 Warm-up

4:00 PM                 Heat 3

Draws & Prizes

4:30 PM                 Silent Auction Draw

4:40 PM                 Fight Gone Bad Awards

4:45 PM                 Door Prizes Prizes

Refreshments

5:00 PM                 Stay for a few drinks

What is Fight Gone Bad?

Fight Gone Bad is a fundraising event that will take place at CrossFit Winnipeg on September 27th and everyone can participate.  CrossFit Winnipeg is one of hundreds of CrossFit Affiliates from around the world will all be working together to raise money for charity that weekend.  Any CrossFit Winnipeg member may then register as a part of the CrossFit Winnipeg Affiliate Team. Athletes from all over the world will be accepting pledges to complete the Fight Gone Bad workout for “Athletes for a Cure”, benefiting Prostate Cancer Research.

Here are the rules:

The CrossFit workout is ‘Fight Gone Bad.’ In this workout you spend one minute at each of five stations, resulting in a a five-minute round after which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. This event calls for three rounds. The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. On call of ‘rotate,’ the athletes must move to the next station immediately. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower, where each calorie is one point. The stations are:

  1. Wall-ball, 10 ft target (Reps)
  2. Sumo deadlift high-pull (Reps)
  3. Box jump (Reps)
  4. Push-press (Reps)
  5. Row (Calories)

The four divisions are:

  1. Class A: Standard Men = 75lb push-press and sumo deadlift high pull, 20lb wall- ball and 20 inch box jump
  2. Class B: Modified Men/Standard Women = 55lb push-press and sumo deadlift high pull, 14lb wall-ball and 20 inch box Jump
  3. Class C: Intermediate = 35lb push-press and sumo deadlift high pull, 8lb wall-ball and 20 inch box Jump (step ups are okay)
  4. Class D: Beginner/Kids = 15lb push-press and sumo deadlift high pull, 4lb wall-ball (can be lowered to 8 foot target) and 10 inch box jumps

What do I do?

  1. Clear your calendar for the afternoon of September 27th.
  2. Sign up for Fight Gone Bad at the gym.  We’ll have a sign up sheet at the gym for the various divisions.
  3. Register here and create your own fund-raising page.   Fund-raising requires nothing more than sending a few emails right from your registration page.  Alternatively, you can download the donation form here. You can also pick up the form at the gym.
  4. Raise $150 USD or more in pledges by 6 am PDT on Sunday, September 27, 2009.  See Fundraising tips below.  If you think  you might have trouble meeting that target, don’t let that deter you from participating and please speak with Tania or Annette.
  5. Tell all your friends about the event and have them come out to watch your performance.
  6. Show up on September 27th and give it your all.

Fundraising Tips

The simple truth is: “Fundraising” sucks. No one likes having to ask for money- no matter how big our hearts are or how badly we want to help our brothers. Believe you me, we feel your pain. So, here are a few fundraising tips we’ve learned along the way that might ease your suffering:

1. Go for the low fruit and cast a wide net. We’ve laid out the groundwork for you to send emails, tweets, posts and blogs, snorts and hollahs…. Follow the instructions, grab the bull by the horns and do SOMETHING.

2. Divide and Conquer. Ask a lot of people for a little donation.

– Ask 10 friends for $10.

– Ask 4 of your favorite local shops to each pitch in $25.

– Ask 4 family members to support you with $25.

– Have a donation jar at a local business.

3. Share the love. Even my mom would roll her eyes at me when I first asked her for a donation, until I took the time to tell her a factoid or two about where her money would actually go. If you haven’t yet, take two secs to read up on the amazing stuff happening at AFAC and WWP. Seriously. We take a HUGE amount of pride in finding charities that will make your dollar make a difference. Sharing this with your donors helps us know why we should give a dang.

http://www.sportsgrants.org

www.athletesforacure.org

www.woundedwarriorproject.org

4. Bust a nut. Whatever the purpose is that you are actually doing this crazy thing- be it for the cause, to raise twice as much as you did last year, the cool tee or you wanna score higher than whats-his-face, make sure to tell that to your donors. It’s a way of actually acknowledging those that gave, and inspiring others to jump on the wagon and give more. In addition to updates, send news, pictures, videos or powerful blog stories (Scott keeps these a’comin).

5. 500 fights. Shake it up by making it a team thang. Get your team to raise the roof and throw a fundraising paaaartaaay, auction, raffle, garage sale or 70’s disco party (that was Scott’s idea). Raise da FUN in FUN-d-raising (so sorry… couldn’t help myself… ummm… awkward moment…). Get creative. You can ask your friends to donate 10 cents for every point you score on the workout, or create a pool amongst friends to see who will have the most improved score.

6. Three… is a magic number. We’ve found it takes 3X before even your closest friends have actually read your messages. Sad, but true. If you’ve blasted out emails without any response, this may be why. Trust us and send it again…. and then again.

7. It takes a village. Check around your local community for possible untapped dollars. It’s likely that you can ask for $100-$5000 from local businesses and no one else will.

8. Don’t Be Brought Down by the Man. Ask your boss for a company donation, or better yet, ask if they can do a matching grant. We can help you fill out any Matching Grant forms (Our fax #:541.386.6233).

9. Never Give In

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

– Winston Churchill, 1941

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