WODs for Wishes 2021
This will be our second year in a row hosting this event online. Last year we raised over $20,000 by being able to reach more people virtually. We hope that by including more gyms in our HomeWOD community, we will drive further donations. This is an annual event that Alchemy and I, Coach Craig host in support of the Children's Wish Foundation, amalgamated with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada. This event started many years ago as a fun group workout, evolved into a full-blown CrossFit competition, introduced the workout-a-thon portion that I personally complete and now sees us blending all of this together for an online event. I started this event in memory of my brother Jenner Latendresse who passed away due to liver cancer on June 10, 1997, at the age of 11. At the time Children's Wish Foundation was able to donate Toronto Maple Leaf's memorabilia and a laptop to bring joy to my brother and, in turn, a light in this very dark time for my family. This event has been the healthiest way I can manage my grief over the loss of my brother while simultaneously helping/supporting other families going through similar experiences.
I truly appreciate and thank everyone for your continued (and possibly new) support of this event and, in turn, this fantastic organization.
WODs for Wishes Event Schedule
Date - Saturday, June 12
Location - Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87519794714?pwd=ZGUwYnorYm5wTFJ1ODN0dExxM2RJQT09
Workout-A-thon - 7:00am-5:30pm
Coach Showdown - 10:30am-10:55am
Member Showdown - 10:55am-12:00pm
Primetime #1 - 1:30pm-2:00pm
Primetime #2 (Closing Event) - 5:00pm-5:30pm
I, Coach Craig, will be tackling 24 workouts in under 12 hours this year to fundraise for Make-A-Wish®. All workouts will be full of tough challenges and posted online so that anyone can go through them at home. Coaches will join in person throughout the day to keep me motivated, and of course, the generosity of our community will motivate me further. Throughout the day, we will devote a ton of time to posting social media updates on our Instagram account - @alchemycommunityfitness
Jump into our Zoom room to watch a fun partner competition between our HomeWOD Collective gyms! 2 Coaches from each gym will partner up to throw down with a full commentary to stir up some excitement! Which gym do you think will win?!
Immediately following the Showdown, we will transition into a member event which will have members working out on Zoom in 3 back-to-back-back partner workouts (it is not mandatory to partner up for the workout). We will have a no equipment version of each workout; otherwise, it will be up to you to use whatever equipment you have for each prescribed movement.
These 2 Primetime workouts are open to members and coaches alike to jump in on a workout with Coach Craig (virtually) to help keep the motivation going. The 1:30pm Primetime lead by Coach Kristen followed by the 5:00pm Closing event lead by Coach Duncan. This will be a great chance to either virtually work out alongside your favourite coaches or simply offer them support through these fun workouts. Tons of comments are welcomed!