Working Wounded Games 2014 Raises Record Funds To Support Adaptive Athletes

The third annual event raised more than $50,000 thanks to sponsors, in kind donation, spectators and a silent auction.

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 VIENNA, VA – The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance is pleased to announce that its 3rd Annual Working Wounded Games, held Nov. 1 at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va., helped raise a record amount of funds in support of adaptive athletes – just more than $50,000.

Proceeds from the Working Wounded Games, which pits adaptive athletes against each other in a functional fitness competition on a level playing field, benefit the Alliance’s mission to educate and train adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

“We couldn’t do this without our sponsors, both the ones that donated money and those who gave generously of their goods and services,” said Sara Olsen, who co-founded the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance.

The Milbank Foundation and Rogue Fitness were the 2014 Presenting Sponsors.

LMT Inc. returned as a Gold Sponsor. LMT has been a sponsor helping coproduce the Working Wounded Games since its inception in 2012. 

“When men and women are impacted by war, we have to support them in every possible way,” said Lani Hay, CEO of LMT, the leading company helping provide predictive analysis for military commanders in Afghanistan in support of counter improvised explosive device operations (the very weapons that wounded many of the participants). “It’s our duty.”

The 63 athletes who competed came from all over the world (as far as Chile) and included military veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, first responders, athletes born with missing limbs or cerebral palsy, amputees following vehicle accidents, and athletes with a traumatic brain injury.

Airrosti Rehab Centers was the Silver Sponsor with RLJ Lodging Trust supporting the event as the Podium Prize Sponsor. T-shirt sponsors included the VFW and Brawlers DC; Athlete Meals Sponsors were Operation Enduring Warrior and Mobility WOD for Warriors; Workout Sponsors were Hudson Trail Outfitters, The North Dace, Convergenz, and Go Ruck Challenge; Spectator WOD Sponsors included Wodcast Event Score Tracking and Sox box; and the Silent Auction Sponsors were Kill Cliff, Out of the Box Bakery, Hylete, Fitaid and Rock Tape.

The games have tripled in size since it was founded in 2012, nearly doubling just since last year.

They competed in pig flipping (220 to 400 pound wooden structures flipped end over end), weighted sled pulling, Tabata-style rowing and presses, burpees and sand bag tossing, medicine ball throws, weighted carries, kettlebell swings, deadlifting and more.

ABOUT THE WORKING WOUNDED GAMES: 

Working Wounded Games is the flagship event of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance. It pits adaptive athletes against each other in functional fitness competition on a level playing field – no complex category system, no scaling, no holds barred. This year’s event will take place at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va. Nov. 1. Come out and cheer on the athletes. Live score updates will be posted for those who can’t make it in person.

ABOUT THE CROSSROADS ADAPTIVE ATHLETIC ALLIANCE:

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance supports adaptive athletes through sport, community and education. It provides grants for athletes to compete in events nationwide, hosts the WWG, educates coaches to work with and program for adaptive athletes, and educates and trains adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance brings the profoundly important sources into one centralized environment. An open source community built not just for adaptive athletes, but by adaptive athletes, their coaches, and experts in a broad range of fields.

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