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November 2019’s BRING-A-FRIEND CrossFit Class

This Saturday at 12pm is our BRING-A-FRIEND CrossFit Class – this is a class designed for everyone! Those who have never done a proper CrossFit workout before to those who have been CrossFitting for years, and all in between.

We thought why not support our local community as well? So we’re requesting a small donation for those in need.

Bring in any non-perishable foods, new or gently-used clothing for The Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) just down 12th Ave from the gym.

The DESC provides integrated services including housing, emergency shelter, crisis intervention and healthcare to the homeless and formerly homeless people of Seattle every day. People who are living with mental illness, substance use disorders, and other disabilities. DESC believes that everyone deserves the space to exist and a place to call home- they meet people wherever they are and accepts them as they are.​

DESC’s mission works to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental illnesses or substance use disorders. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, we give people the opportunity to reach their highest potential. At DESC, uncommon efforts produce uncommon results that eliminate homelessness, one person at a time.

Come workout and support a great organization.

RSVP for your spot for free right here at this link!

One of our goals at Foundation CrossFit is to be a positive steward of the community. This is exemplified in our free Community Classes, our October fundraisers over the years, and our charitable holiday activities. This year we are asking you all to help out a former athlete and beloved employee, Jessie Purcell. Those of you who have been with us over the years have worked with Jessie Purcell at our sister gym, CrossFit SLU. Jessie joined the team in 2012, and played an integral part in supporting our business and helping it grow into what it is today.

Jessie and Pao, both former employees of FCF, forever family

After finishing school, Jessie Purcell now works as the Department Head of Physical Education & Health at nearby Garfield High School. Health education has always been a passion for Jessie, and it is so inspiring to see her lead the charge for our upcoming generations, raising them to be healthy young adults.

This job does not come easy, as many of you know the stories of teachers having very little funding to support their students. This year we can all help by donating athletic clothing for her students for class. In fact, 10% of her students are listed as homeless this semester and are in need gym clothes, among other things.

We are making a call out to our current and former Foundation CrossFit or CrossFit SLU athletes: dig through your closets and dresser drawers to see if you have any old FCF/SLU apparel (and any other shorts/sweatpants) that you no longer wear. Bring them in and we will have a donation box set up in the gym for JP’s Kids. In addition, we are taking these donations as part of our December FCF BINGO! So you’ll be able to donate for a good cause and check a box off of your Bingo board.

Thank you and let’s make everyone’s holiday a better one!