The York Barbell Company, The CrossFit Journal and Dragon Door have joined forces with Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC) instructor, Michael Krivka, to raise awareness and funds for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) through the 1st Annual Kettlebells for Warriors (KFW).
Krivka and his national sponsors have organized four fund raising events for the summer of 2010, with several more planned for the fall. Each event consists of a six hour Russian Kettlebell workshop where participants will learn the fundamental skills and techniques to safely and effectively use this powerful fitness tool. Workshop participants will receive a full day of professional Kettlebell training for the discounted price of $150.00/person with all profits going directly to the Wounded Warrior Project to fund unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of America's wounded warriors.
"These men and women have sacrificed so much," says Krivka, "and their service doesn't end when they come home. They continue their long painful journey by working hard to heal their minds and bodies. We wanted to raise awareness and funds by honoring their sacrifice and journey back to health with our own pain, sweat and tears. The Kettlebells for Warriors events give people a chance to directly impact the lives of our warriors while making a difference in their own health and well being - everyone wins."
The first event is scheduled for July 10 in York,
Pennsylvania at the York Barbell Company corporate headquarters. The following three events are scheduled for July
31 in Los Angeles, California, August 07 in San Diego, California and September
11 in Washington, D.C. Additional events
are planned for Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois and Dallas, Texas in the
fall of 2010.
For more information about the project, and for organizations and individuals who want to know how to help sponsor the fund raising efforts of the 1st Annual Kettlebells for Warriors, contact Mike Krivka at or at 301/404-2571.