Saturday, May 30th 2015 @ South Carroll High School
Check in: 8:30 am
Walk Time: 9:00am
Blackbird CrossFit (BBCF) is excited to be a part of South Carroll High School’s fundraiser WALK FOR WATER event this Saturday, May 30th! We will have fun, physical challenges for the participants and their families at the post-walk/race after party– row max calories in 1 min, max plank hold, max push ups, max burpees in 2 minutes, etc. The winner of each of the challenges will win 1 month free at Blackbird! It will be a lot of fun! ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
If you want to participate in the Walk for Water, it’s a great event to do with your family! It’s a 5K walk in which participants carry gallons of water to simulate what over a billion people endure EVERY DAY to gather their daily water supply. The money that they raise will be put toward a rain catchment tank, hand washing station, new latrines, and hygiene education for a Primary School in Kenya. Please see the details below!
THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS: 1.1 billion people lack access to a clean water source…Women & children spend up to 60 percent each day collecting water… Over 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene related causes…Water is a finite source subject to extreme pollution.
IMPACT GLOBALLY: Last year’s walk raised over $5,000 with more than 200 participants. Our community brought clean water and sanitation to the Lusigetti Primary school of Kenya. This year’s goal: $7,500!
WHAT IS IT? A 5K walk in which participants carry water to simulate what over a billion people endure EVERY DAY to gather their daily water supply. The money that we raise is put toward a rain catchment tank, hand washing station, new latrines, and hygiene education for La Escuela Primaria de Santa Maria and the Chimwala Primary School in Kenya.
WHAT TO BRING? 2 Gallons of water to carry during the walk (which will be donated to the SC Food Pantry after the walk), sneakers, a backpack (optional-to carry your water), sunscreen, and any donations you have for our project!
JOIN US FOR A POST-WALK CELEBRATION! Featuring local businesses, food, drinks, musical entertainment, games, contests, bake sales, crafts, and more fun surprises!
TO SIGN UP:
- Go to http://www.carrollk12.org/sch/
- and click on NEW AT SCH
- Our hyperlink will send you directly to our fundraising page:
- Click JOIN OUR TEAM to sign up to participate in the day of our WALK
- Click DONATE to contribute funds to our goal
- NOTE: If you plan on walking and would like to donate money, you must click on JOIN OUR TEAM & DONATE separately
- When signing up: fill out your contact information, select “Get Started”, personalize your page, and start encouraging friends and family to donate!
- ANY QUESTIONS, please email [email protected]