Thank you to our friends at CrossFit Spokane Valley and to everyone who participated in the Hunger Games Food Drive.
Gym owner Dan Staton and member Brian Rankin pulled up to Second Harvest’s distribution center earlier this week with a trailer filled with cans and boxes of food that weighed in at 3,328 pounds.
“It was our goal to get a personal best with the food,” said Staton, adding that this was the sixth year for the event.
The Hunger Games Food Drive, which features team fitness competitions, was promoted through social media and drew 120 male and female competitors from CrossFit clubs throughout the area. Participants paid an entry fee of 20 food items to compete and Staton even furnished T-shirts.
The level of support for the event was huge this year, said Rankin, adding, “I think the CrossFit community has a whole lot of good people who knew they were doing something for a good cause.”
Staton praised everyone involved, saying, “the athletes were amazing and the volunteers and judges were amazing.”
The food will provide 2,733 meals for hungry children and adults. Thank you so much to this generous group!