On August 6, 2011, a tragedy shook the military community and Americans everywhere. In a single instance, America lost 30 military service members, many of whom were members of the Navy SEAL community—and one military K9– when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was downed in Afghanistan.
In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy, a mission was born. Following the downing of Extortion 17, a fundraising WOD—hosted at more than 430 gyms around the country with more than 10,000 participants—raised $300,000 over a four-week period to support the 30 families affected. This prompted the organizers to create The 31Heroes Project to remember our fallen heroes and take care of their loved ones.
Please join me on August 6, 2016 for the 6th annual 31 Heroes WOD. You can sign up for free to complete the workout at CrossFit Chantilly. You are not required to sign up or to participate in the fundraiser. If you would like to donate, please use this link: https://www.classy.org/fundraise/team?ftid=81822
1 rep max back squat (25 min limit)
3×8 Hip Extensions (Heavy)
22 Push-Ups (day 2 of our 22 push-up challenge for veteran suicide awareness)
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