Hello Cross fitters!
First of all thanks for all the response I have gotten from those of you who want to see Justin go to the World Finals!
After watching Justin dominates at the local Firefighter Combat Challenge, Jared and I asked Justin if he was going to go to the championship since he qualified, he of coarse said no that it would cost a lot of extra money that he did not have right now to spend on something like that. After talking to Jared and a few other people who also wanted to see Justin go, I decided to email Justin. I asked him if the trip was paid for would he want to go to the Worlds. Of course it is hard for any of us to accept money, but he put his pride aside and said Yes, well actually he said “Hell Yes” and was very , very grateful and told me he would make the Gym proud (which I am sure all of us believe he will)!
So right now we are looking to raise $1,500 so send him, which for one person is a lot of money, but not much for a group to raise, and maybe we could even make a little extra for him, since I am pretty sure he is figuring on eating PB &J the whole time to save some money! Here are my thoughts so far. Maybe a BBQ at the Gym and sell some food ( Paleo I am sure J) also Yanni has some pizza coupons people could sell and we could make about $10 a piece on those. Also any one who is creative could make up a flyer to put at the fire stations and any other ideas would be great! We have some time and with all the people at the Gym I think we have a lot of connections that will make this goal easy!
So right now, if you want to email me firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas or connections you may have and hopefully in a few weeks we can get our efforts going. I will try and be at the gym a few times next week if anyone wants to talk with me about ideas, and maybe next Saturday we can have a meeting.
Thanks everyone! I know Justin is very grateful for this opportunity and I told him I am looking forward to seeing him lying on the floor after every workout!! I was even thinking we could get him to do a burpee for every dollar we raise J although he has not agreed to that yet!
Jared and Kelie Willson