Rowers raise $3,000 for breakfast programme
A group of 58 rowers raised more than $3,000 for charity by clocking up almost 400 miles.
The rowers from LifeThyme CrossFit, CrossFit BDA, Beyond Fit, the Bermuda Rowing Association, and a team of Warwick Academy pupils each tackled 40 kilometres in teams of four and two on rowing machines.
They generated $3,160 for the Coalition for Protection of Children’s breakfast programme.
LifeThyme CrossFit owner and event organiser Henry Adderley told The Royal Gazette: “We were thrilled to put on this event this year and raise this money for the Coalition.
“This is our fourth year of supporting the Coalition at Christmas. In the first two years we had members do 1,000 burpees to raise money and last year we decided to try and tackle 40 kilometres on the rowers, which is the distance from one end of Bermuda to the other.
“It was such a resounding success that we decided to repeat the challenge this year.
“We ended up with 13 teams of four and three teams of two for a total of 16 teams, three more than last year. We had a pairs team from Dartmouth College take part and even Bermuda’s rowing Olympian Shelley Pearson took part. It was not really a race, but the faster teams completed the course in less than three hours.
“Everything went smoothly, and I’d like to thank everyone who took part in the rowing and fundraising and CrossFit BDA and the Bermuda Rowing Association who loaned us rowing machines, which was brilliant.
“The Coalition’s Breakfast For Every Child programme provides a full, healthy breakfast for students in public schools who would otherwise go to school hungry.”
For more information on the Coalition and its programmes, visit coalition.bm. For more information on LifeThyme CrossFit, visit lifethymecrossfit.com.
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