The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities is expanding its “FANs Network” through a new partnership with Mad River CrossFit, which has started offering weekly workout sessions for Logan County Braves Special Olympics members.
In December, the Bellefontaine gym at 121 W. Chillicothe Ave. hosted its third Christmas Charity Ugly Sweater Throwdown, which generated $245 for the Logan County Braves. Participants paid an entry fee and also donated personal hygiene items, which will benefit the Ohio Veterans Home.
It was during the “throwdown” event that CrossFit co-owners Cale and Molly Marker decided to start the weekly workouts at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. The gym also is open to its regular members during that time.
Last week, several members of the Braves gathered at Mad River CrossFit for their first specialized workout. Mr. Marker led the group in a warm-up, stretches, several relay races to get hearts pumping and a cool down.
Kelli Bader coordinates the FANs, or Friend, Allies and Neighbors, Network for the LCBDD, which is made up individuals and groups are committed to enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities who lives and work in Logan County.
“Not only will this partnership help our Braves team members become more fit, it also offers a unique integration opportunity in the community,” she said. “We are so thankful for their interest.”
- Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF