Charity Casino Night
Posted by: Eric
In 2014 we hosted a Barbells 4 Boobs charity event to help fund mammograms for those unable to afford them. We were able to raise over $3,000 and fund more than 35 mammograms for those in need. We had a great time with our community rallying around an amazing cause.
Community is the core of our focus at CrossFit Reform, and we wanted to host a charity event that would have a resounding impact our internal community. A few months ago, we allowed our members to nominate a charity that really meant something to them. We asked them to explain the charity, why it should be selected, and how it has played a part in their lives.
We received some great nominations, all very worthy of hosting an event for. We decided to go with The Shea Center in San Juan Capistrano. Established in 1978, The Shea Center is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through therapeutic horse-related programs. This foundation is deeply important to us as a community, as The Shea Center has been instrumental in helping one of our families in some of their most difficult times. One of our members has a 5-year-old daughter diagnosed with ARSACS Disease, a rare neuromuscular degenerative disorder, and is terminally ill. The Shea Center is the only place that would help a child with a diagnosis like hers.
“The Shea Center has brought so much life and joy into our home. Its not just physical therapy it gets her out of her chair and for an hour each week she is wonder woman. She can do anything. She is out of her hospital bed, out of her wheelchair. She is not a kid with an illness, she is Kyndall.
“The Shea Center is like our Reform community. They are focused on improving results for the individual. They don’t see the illness or disorder they find avenues to enhance every child’s performance and daily life. Everyday we walk into Reform we walk out feeling like we have conquered the world for an hour. The Shea Center is her CrossFit Reform. It is what keeps her going.”
On Saturday, July 16th we will be hosting a Casino Night at CrossFit Reform to raise funds for The Shea Center. It will be a super fun event that you will not want to miss. We will have professional dealers with poker, roulette, blackjack, and craps tables. All donations will receive casino chips to play any and all games as you wish. When you are finished you can “cash in” your remaining casino chips for raffle tickets, to win some awesome prizes.
The event will begin at 2pm and run until 6pm. We will have our raffle for prizes at the end of the event. Be sure to spread the word to all friends and family that may be interested in attending. Ages 13+ are welcome to attend and participate in the fun.
We are accepting all different prizes for the raffle. If you, or anyone you know, would be willing to donate something for our raffle please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Anything and everything will be greatly appreciated.