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Melbourne Crossfitters Sweat it Out for Helping Hoops

By 23/10/2016News

Operation Broken Wing (OBW) is a regional fitness charity movement dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged kids. Originating in Singapore, the crossfit event has expanded to other countries, and October saw the first ever event take place in Melbourne at GW Performance. Helping Hoops was selected by OBW’s organiser, Michael Wong, who liked the fact that the charity brings sports to children who may not have the opportunity to participate otherwise.

GW Performance in South Yarra welcomed over 40 participants on Saturday, October 8, to put themselves through a punishing workout consisting of push presses, kettle bell swings, burpies, rowing machine and box jumps that is designed to test the limits of human endurance. The participants were given a target of 10,000 repetitions, which they hit with an overall total of 11,759 achieved.

Melbourne Crossfitters Sweat it Out for Helping Hoops

In total, over $20,000 was raised by participants, who were sponsored by their friends and family in the lead up to OBW. This also combined with a $10,000 corporate sponsorship from Village Roadshow and Kay & Burton ($5,000 each) which resulted from the event hitting its 10,000 rep goal.

After sweating it out in the gym, participants were treated to a wagyu burger cooked by The Smith hotel, which featured meat by Sevens Creek Wagyu, cheese by Maker and Monger, and buns by Tivoli Road Bakery.

Thanks to all the practitioners who donated their time, Virus for coming down and giving away items, the restaurants ESP and Amaru for donating gift vouchers, Gary’s Quality Meats for donating kranskies, and the suppliers mentioned above for their generous donations.

Big thanks to all the participants who gave their all for the event. The biggest thanks goes to Michael Wong for organising the OBW and personally raising over $10,000. Your effort is appreciated and we thoroughly enjoyed working with you.

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