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Celebrate the life and legacy of Major Lucas Gruenther, our very own hometown hero. Teams or individuals participate in the CrossFit Hero workout named after Luc.
Perform the workout virtually or by appointment at CrossFit Sonora, located at 18901 Microtronics Way, Sonora, CA 95370. Masks will be optional for participants, but social distancing will be required. Outdoor venue. All proceeds will benefit the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation, which awards scholarships to Americans for the advancement of educational goals and self development thereby strengthening and benefiting the community at large through individual enhancement. Includes a commemorative event t-shirt.
We are welcoming our supporters around the globe to join us from anywhere in the world to complete the Gaza Crossfit Hero Work Out of the Day (WOD)! Be sure to time your workout and log it online in this virtual challenge.
On January 28, 2013, Luc, a United States Air Force pilot was on a training mission over the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Italy. During the sortie, Luc was forced to eject from his F-16 and did not survive the ejection. Luc is survived by family and friends who continue his Legacy through the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation.
Major Lucas Gruenther was an incredible human being. He was an outstanding F-16 fighter pilot, community role model, and a true humanitarian. He lived his life to the fullest and never took a single day for granted. Luc is remembered for the way he treated people with wisdom and kindness and was a genuine human being who made a tremendous positive impact.
All proceeds from this event go to the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation scholarship program. Luc's foundation is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The purpose of the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation is to bestow scholarships to Americans for the advancement of educational goals and self development.
The Gaza Hero WOD is as follows:
5 Rounds for Time
35 Kettlebell Swings (1.5 pood)
20 Box Jumps (30 in box)
*1.5 pood = 53 lbs
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