"WE GOTTA MAKE A CHANGE...
IT'S TIME FOR US AS A PEOPLE TO START MAKIN' SOME CHANGES.
LET'S CHANGE THE WAY WE EAT, LET'S CHANGE THE WAY WE LIVE
AND LET'S CHANGE THE WAY WE TREAT EACH OTHER."
SPCF GIVES BACK!
The Southern Pines CrossFit community places a priority on commemorating fallen military heroes on two special occasions every year. We do this, CrossFit style, with a gut-wrenching workout. CrossFit “Hero WODs” are symbolic gestures of respect for our fallen. To the CrossFitter, doing intense workouts serves as a tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
MEMORIAL DAY MURPH
We kick off the Memorial Day Weekend with the most well known CrossFit Hero WOD, “Murph”. This workout is in honor of team leader Lt. Michael Murphy who, in battle, walked into enemy fire to call for reinforcements. He was mortally wounded in his sacrifice to save his men. The event takes place outside at the Firstbank Stage at the Sunrise in Southern Pines. All proceeds go to Gold Star Teen Adventures. Gold Star Teen Adventures provides unique summer adventure opportunities for children of Special Operations service members who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The purpose of this program is to provide healing, mentorship, development, and companionship to the children of our fallen heroes.
Every August, we also participate in “31 Heroes”. This is another CrossFit Hero WOD in honor of the 30 military service members and one Military K9 who were killed in the downed Chinook helicopter, Extortion 17. We gut it out in honor of these heroes and proceeds are donated to the 31 Heroes organization.
BARBELLS FOR BOOBS
Another charity we love is Barbells for Boobs. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer. Every October, CrossFit communities come together to do a CrossFit workout named “Grace”. Money is raised for the early detection of breast cancer in those too young to otherwise qualify for mammogram screening.
A CLIMB TO REMEMBER
Together with Strong Soul, SPCF started an active memorial stair climb on 9/11 for anyone in the community to participate. Here we demonstrate respect and admiration for the 343 courageous members of the FDNY who gave their lives trying to save others on September 11, 2001. We want to bring the community together for a meaningful cause and unite through an active event that honors those we've lost.
Participants step up for a total of 110 stories (1,980 steps) representing the number of floors in the World Trade Center Towers. All proceeds go to local Moore County Firefighters.