Pack up your car and head to the mountains for a fun weekend event! Bring your friends and family to enjoy the scenery, restaurants, shopping and beautiful mountain air. Stick around for the Snowmass Social after the awards ceremony on Saturday and enjoy a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning before heading back down the mountain.
About the Competition
The MBS CrossFit Summer Crush is a team (2 male / 2 female) competition consisting of four CrossFit-style workouts held over the course of a single day on Saturday, July 9th at Snowmass Ski Resort. The competition will consist of Rx and Scaled divisions with standard movements from most CrossFit gyms and some basement gyms. Workouts are programmed by Patrick Burke, a 6x CrossFit Games competitor.
The event "lawn" is 14,000 sq. ft. and sits in the center of Snowmass Base Village. The Base Village plaza will host 15 vendors, food options, seating and a "kid zone" with activities.
Mission of the Summer Crush
Our mission with the Summer Crush is to help veterans and their families transition to healthy lives after deployment. Therefore, all of the proceeds will go towards our charity partner, Project Sanctuary.
Project Sanctuary is a Colorado-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 2007 by Heather Ehle after she discovered there wasn’t an organization available to help the military family as a WHOLE. Project Sanctuary's evidence-based programs deliver spiritual, physical and emotional healing for the entire family.
From Patrick Burke, Creator of MBS CrossFit Summer Crush
As a Marine and combat veteran, I have experienced the difficulty with transitioning back into "civilian" life. Even with my fortunate circumstances of having to only deploy once, the matter of "turning the soldier/Marine voice off" and returning to normal life is difficult. Whether the challenge is returning to school, finding a job or coming back to your spouse and kids, there are so many battles that service members face that I don't think are being addressed appropriately as veterans return from combat.
The latest statistics are that 22 service members commit suicide every day. One is too many!