“Local athletes have the opportunity to take part in something that has grown into an amazing Memorial Day tribute to a fallen American hero,” said Brian Fussell, owner and lead instructor at IMA/Crossfit in Lebanon.
Since 2014, gyms like IMA/CrossFit – in cooperation with Forged, a nonprofit organization that helps wounded veterans and their families cope during times of recovery –raised nearly $800,000 for the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation through the Murph Challenge campaign. With support and success, the foundation was able to add four additional scholarships in 2016 and currently provides the opportunity to award 22 or more scholarships each year.
“We consider it an honor to be a host gym for this event on Memorial Day. We have participated for several years, but being a host location, it opens the event up to everyone in our community, not just our CrossFit team members,” Fussell said.
The unique Memorial Day tradition will take place again May 29 at IMA/Crossfit at 107 Bay Court in Lebanon, and throughout the U.S. The public is invited to join countless others Americans and register for the Murph Challenge by visiting themurphchallenge.com.
“We will not turn anyone away on Memorial Day, however, we encourage all participants to pre-register on the website so they can get their commemorative Murph Challenge T-shirt,” Fussell said.
“The Murph is more than just a workout; it has become a tradition here at IMA/CrossFit. This workout helps…
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