The CrossFit Closer Community Project is our way of giving back to the community we cherish so much. Our mission is to provide opportunities, programs and services that promote health and wellness within our gym and in the Kanata community.
The CrossFit Closer Community Project does this by hosting competitions, programs and events throughout the year that raise money to provide programs and services within our gym and in the Kanata Community.
We are proud to use this program to help support charities like The Wounded Warriors of Canada, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa, and the Kanata Food Cupboard. We also partner with other small business and community organizations like Burger Builder and The Ottawa Military Family Resource Centre to offer programs and services for special and vulnerable populations.
THE CROSSFIT CLOSER COMMUNITY PROJECT INITIATIVES
The CrossFit Closer Community Project is our way of giving back to the community we cherish so much. Your generous contributions to the CrossFit Closer Community Project are used to support our community initiatives and provide programs and services within our gym and in the Kanata Community.
Community Project Initiatives
The Kuy Ngo Family Support Initiative
This initiative is in honour of an amazing former member, Kuy Ngo, who recently lost her battle with cancer. This fundraising initiative was created to show our love and support of Kuy and her family. All of the 2018 proceeds from this initiative will be presented to the Kuy Ngo Family to help with final care costs and support needs.
Regionals Athlete Support Initiative
CrossFit Closer's very own Leigha Dean qualified for the 2018 East Regionals! This initiative was created to support Leigha with her registration fees, transportation and travel costs, and training costs for Leigha to continue pursuing her dreams as a CrossFit Athlete.
Supporting Local Charities Initiative
This initiative was created to support local charities through programs, fundraising efforts and events. Charities in the 2018 initiative include: Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Ottawa, the Ottawa Military Family Resource Centre, and Wounded Warriors Project of Canada.
Community Programs, Services & Events Initiative
This initiative was created to provide various programs, services and events within our gym to our CrossFit Closer Community, and within the Kanata Community. 2018 Programs, services and events that are being created, or are currently supported with this initiative include: The 2018 Restore Yoga Program, The Future Masters (Older Adult) Program, 2018 Member Appreciation Day, 2018 CrossFit Closer Members Christmas Party.
MEMORIAL DAY MURPH
Annually on Memorial Day
In honour of Memorial Day we will be performing the Hero WOD "Murph" during all CrossFit Classes. This workout is scalable to all fitness levels, and is a tribute to US Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.
This workout was one of Mike's favourites it is performed in honour of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.
We will be accepting donations to the CrossFit Closer Community Project in honour of this great hero to fulfil our mandate in helping our community make health and wellness a priority through community engagement programs and thought leadership. The CrossFit Closer Community Program is committed to providing programs and services within our gym and the Kanata Community for special and vulnerable populations.
SUMMER IN-HOUSE COMPETITION
In Honour of Kuy Ngo
The Summer Team In-House Competition is held annually in honour of an amazing former member, Kuy Ngo, who lost her battle with cancer. The competition takes place in June, and is an in-house partner or team competition.
All of the proceeds from this competition are presented to the Kuy Ngo Family Support Initiative from the CrossFit Closer Community Project. This fundraising initiative was created to show our love and support of Kuy and her family, and to help with final care costs and support needs.
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Teams: Pairs (Same Sex)
Price: $20 + HST per person
Divisions: Determined during the first sorting WOD (excluding Jr Varsity & Varsity)
- Scaled - RX
- Junior Varsity 8 - 12 years old (Same sex or mixed pairs allowed)
- Varsity Child 13 - 17 years old (Same sex or mixed pairs allowed)
Format: 3 Workouts for each division.