Healthy Perspective by Kristina Shea

What is the Warrior WOD Fundraiser that everyone is talking about?

The Solebury Club is proud to be hosting our first annual fundraising event to benefit veterans through Meghan's Foundation, a local non-profit organization.

WHAT is a WOD?
WOD stands for Workout of the Day. The Warrior WOD is a team fitness challenge for competitive athletes as well as  active individuals who would like to participate in a fun team workout.  Each team consists of four individuals working together to complete 11 workout stations.

Who can participate?
This event is open to everyone from age 10 and up, Solebury Club members and non-members.   There are 3 team divisions:  Competitive - which must consist of 2 men and 2 women, Just for Fun Adults – consists of teams with no gender restrictions competing on a modified course and finally there is a Youth Division – competing on a modified course and kids are welcome to create teams of 2 or 4.

Awards will be given for the "first place" Competitive Team, the "most creative team outfit" for the Just for Fun Division and all kids in the Youth Division will receive a patriotic dog tag.

The purpose of this fundraiser is manifold.  While The Solebury Club is interested bringing awareness to Meghan's Foundation to support veterans and we would also like to honor our local heroes and bring the community together for a common goal of helping others.  As a tribute to servicemen and women each of the 11 workout stations will be in honor of two local fallen heroes.

The event will take place on the lawn adjacent to the Solebury Club.  Parking will be available at Buckingham Elementary School.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 9th at 8am.  The club will be closed until 1pm on Saturday May 9th.   All morning classes will be cancelled so please join us for a great "Workout of the Day" on the lawn and help us support our local veterans.

How do I sign up? Click here to sign up.  You may sign up individually or as a team.  Need help putting together a team?  Sign up at the front desk and we will help pair you up with other individuals looking for teammates.  Looking for a company team building event? Register a team from your business and we will be happy to promote your business on "Our Friends" page.

Special Guests:  We are pleased to have the following special guests present at The Warrior WOD Fundraiser: The Warrior Watch Riders (to visit their website click here), who will do a color guard, Congressman Fitzpatrick, Members from Doylestown VFW, Amazing Grace played on bagpipes, as well as the National Anthem sung by Karin Alexanderson (one of our karate instructors).  This will be a very moving event for everyone involved including: volunteers, competitors, veterans, families of fallen heroes, local business contributors, and spectators.

Raising Money for Meghan's Foundation
In addition to the fitness competition, we will also be raffling some wonderful gift baskets which will be on display a couple weeks prior to the event.  If you are interested in making a donation or being a corporate sponsor please click here.

More about Meghan's Foundation
Meghan's Foundation was created to increase awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in war veterans as well as assist in the development of yoga and meditation programs for veterans experiencing symptoms of PTSD.  For more information about Meghan's Foundation click here.

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