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CrossFit’s ‘Hope for Kenya’

Over the past year CrossFit has been doing its bit to help those less fortunate, holding fundraising events for natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, and creating events like CrossFit for Hope.

Now, HQ is turning its attention to Kenya, in the hope of providing education, food and water for residents in the 250 square-mile rural area outside of Mombasa.

Last year, Greg Glassman made the journey over the Kenya to meet the locals and see first hand the conditions in which they live in.

Since then many other big name CrossFit identities have made the journey over to Africa to give their support, most recently Jason Khalipa and his NorCal CrossFit team.

Khalipa’s gym managed to raise $32,000, which was enough to build two schools and a water cistern for the locals in Mombasa, Kenya.

Now, CrossFit is giving all of us the chance to help out, with the world wide fundraiser, ‘Hope for Kenya’.

Hope for Kenya is a fundraising workout, to be held on February 16, 2013.

The workout will consist of the following:

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 12 minutes of:

  • 50 Squats
  • 30 Push-ups
  • 15 Pull-ups

To take part in the workout, you need to register your details at the Hope for Kenya website, and set a target you wish to raise.

From there it is a case of getting as many sponsors as you can to help reach your target by February 16.

You can keep an eye on the fundraising leaderboard by heading to the Hope for Kenya website.

All the money raised from the event will go directly to the cause, with CrossFit not taking any percentage of the takings.

CrossFit has already made a remarkable difference to the area, providing new classrooms, new desks, improved water systems, and new education opportunities.

Let’s hope the cause continues for years to come, giving the people of Kenya a chance to live a life without poverty.

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