Drew WOD 2021 Scholarship Drive

On September 11th, 2018 our dear friend and athlete, Drew Perkerson, lost the battle he had been fighting with pancreatitis. We established a scholarship in his memory to enable more people to join our community, and carry on the joyful spirit of Drew.  So far, eight athletes have benefitted from this scholarship.

In order to keep this scholarship going, we are holding our annual Drew WOD Scholarship Fundraiser Drive on August 6th all day during classes.

At CFK, our mission statement is “to live, embody, and share total health and wellness within our community.” Drew definitely stood for that, and we want his legacy to be carried along.

We’ll take donations all day at each location to replenish scholarship funds. If anyone who would like to be a “sustaining contributor” you can tell us how much you’d like to contribute monthly, and we’ll add it to your membership fees.

All donations will go toward a scholarship for CFK membership, awarded to individuals who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford membership, but demonstrate a strong desire to uphold CFK’s mission to live, embody and share total health and wellness.

We will not be selling a memorial t-shirt for this event – we request that whatever you would spend on a shirt go towards the scholarship instead.  If you have the Drew shirt from the original event in 2018, please wear that!

If you know anyone who would like to try CrossFit, and can’t afford a full membership, please let them know about the Drew Scholarship Fund, and encourage them to apply.  All they have to do is shoot an email to [email protected]!

The WOD is as follows:

Drew

3 rounds for time

25 minute time cap

37/25 Cal Row
25 Wall Balls (20/14)
16 Dumbbell Snatches (50/35)
2 Back Squats (315/225)
1 Deadlift (405/315)

Drew’s birthday was 3/5/81. We chose 3 rounds of 5 movements totaling 81 reps per round. We begin with a 37 calorie row, the age he was when we lost him. Heavy squats and deadlifts were some of his favorite movements. Though the weights seem heavy, they would only be around 80% for Drew, so suggested scaling will be to scale to 80% of your best squat and deadlift respectively.

For those who are new to CrossFit or do not regularly train CrossFit, we will have a scaled version:

3 rounds for time

25 minute time cap

20/15 calorie row
18 wall balls
12 DB snatches
2 back squats
1 deadlift

No prescribed weights, just something challenging but that you could do for 3-5 reps.

 

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