Jun 19th, 2012
By Mike Minium
Candace at the NorCal Regional
For those of you who don’t know, our very own Candace Hamilton Hester, fellow CFO athlete and trainer, is heading to compete in the final stage of the CrossFit Games down at the Home Depot Center on July 13-15.
The sport of CrossFit has really taken off in the last couple of years, and with it has come a lot more time and money required to compete at the highest level. Besides the week’s worth of hotel and food expenses (Games athletes have to be down in Carson the Tuesday before the Games starts and are responsible for all expenses), as well as flight and car rental, Candace is on the hook for various other things that have come up along the way, such as working with specialty coaches from various disciplines (weightlifting, gymnastics, track, etc.). This all adds up to a pretty hefty sum.
To that end, I’m writing tonight to ask all of you to chip in any way you can. Many of you have already been extremely generous, buying shirts (more on that below) or giving direct contributions to Candace. It’s all appreciated–Candace has been extremely grateful and touched by the support she’s gotten from all of you. But let’s see if we can get a little more help to her.
With that in mind, here are the various ways you can help out.
If you’d like to donate directly to Candace, there are two options:
Candace has set up a PayPal account that you can use for credit card payments to her. It’s as simple as clicking on the following link: Candace’s 2012 CF Games Donation Page
You can also write her a check. Make it out to Candace Hester.
Another option, in particular if you want to keep it anonymous, would be to write CFO a check or tell us what amount you’d like us to charge to your credit card, and we will write a check out to Candace for the full amount.
Many of you have already jumped on board the t-shirt bandwagon. This is a great way to give to Candace, plus you get a cool shirt to boot. Candace gets $10 for every shirt sold. To buy a shirt, just go here: So Rock Shop
Look for the Hester 2012 CrossFit Games shirt. There are three styles to choose from (men’s crew neck, women’s crew neck, and women’s tank top). A big thanks to the folks at So Rock Shop and the Outlaw Way for making this happen.
Custom CFO Decals
Many of you have been asking for the custom CFO decals that you can put on the back or side of your car. Now you can get them for $10, with proceeds going directly to Candace. These will be available by end of week. You can place your order by sending us an email. A big thank-you to Manwell and Lydia for making this happen. You can visit their store, Laced Up Decals, to see all of the custom decal work they do.
Yoga/Mobility Class with Dawn
Dawn is offering a special Saturday yoga & mobility class in July. The cost is $10 per person, with all proceeds going directly to Candace. The date is still being worked out, but it should be happening on either the first or second Saturday of July.
Private Sessions with Mini
Finally, I’m offering up 10 hours of my time for private or semi-private training (can take up to 4 people at once). I’m asking for $100 per 1-hour session, with all of the money going to Candace. If you want to schedule a session, email us. If you can get two or three other people to go in with you, you can get a pretty cheap session with me and you’ll be sending a lot of money to Candace in the process.
Let’s get Candace to the Games!