CFO Volunteers Needed for a Great Cause!

May 1st, 2012

CFO Volunteers Needed for a Great Cause!

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Jacques coaching one of ACORN Woodland’s students on the front squat

Last year, a number of us from CFO had the opportunity to volunteer our time to and coach at the ACORN Elementary School Sports and Fitness Fair.  The Fair was a a 3-hour time slot dedicated to teaching kids about various aspects of physical fitness.  We put together all kinds of CrossFit-inspired drills and games for them.  

This all happened because of Ellie, fellow CFOer and teacher at ACORN Elementary School.  She’s the one who organizes the whole thing.  The Fair is right around the corner, and I’m hoping we can get a ton of volunteers to help out again this year.  

It’s totally worth your time and you’ll be helping out a lot of kids in the process!

Here’s a message from Ellie, including date, time, and how to contact her.

I’m organizing the Sports and Fitness Fair at my school again this year and I’d love to have some CFO volunteers come again! It was such a success last year! Would you be willing to post it on the CFO page to see if anyone is interested?

It is on Thursday, May 24th from 9am-12pm. I do need volunteers to stay for that whole time block in order to make things equitable for the students.

The volunteers can plan their own station or have me plan one for them. I have lots of equipment volunteers can use or they can bring their own. They will teach to a group of 12-14 students at a time for around 10 min. and then a new group will rotate through.

CFO’ers can comment on the blog if they’re interested, leaving their name and e-mail, and I can follow up individually with them.

School Info:

ACORN Woodland is a small, public school located in East Oakland , just walking distance from the Oakland Coliseum. We serve 250 students, Kinder-5th grade. Physical fitness and nutrition are essential elements of our school’s mission. We firmly believe that a successful educational experience preparing all students for college must include a balance between rigorous academic preparation and an education of the whole child. We consistently encourage and nurture social, emotional, cooperative and team-building skills through competitive and non-competitive sports and games. Before leaving our school, each of our students has a chance to find their niche in the world of physical fitness and feels successful in a variety of core sports and recess games. We’d love to diversify the skills with some Crossfit elements again!

Apr 26th, 2011

Comments: 7

CFO Volunteers Needed for a Great Cause!

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Booth in the middle of an overhead squat during CF Games Open Workout 11.5

Many of you know Ellie, who has become a regular at our evening classes.  Ellie’s a teacher for ACORN Woodland, which is a small public school in East Oakland.  Once a year, she’s involved in organizing a Sports and Fitness Fair at the school.  And she’d really love to expose the kids to a little bit of CrossFit this year.  Read on…

Here’s what Ellie has to say about this year’s Sports and Fitness Fair:

I’m organizing a Sports and Fitness Fair at my school again this year and I’d love to have some CFO volunteers come out and share their enthusiasm for exercise with our youth!
 
ACORN Woodland is a small, public school located in East Oakland , just walking distance from the Oakland Coliseum. We serve 250 students Kinder-5th grade. Physical fitness and nutrition are essential elements of our school’s mission. We firmly believe that a successful educational experience preparing all students for college must include a balance between rigorous academic preparation and an education of the whole child. We consistently encourage and nurture social, emotional, cooperative and team-building skills through competitive and non-competitive sports and games. Before leaving our school, each of our students has a chance to find their niche in the world of physical fitness and feels successful in a variety of core sports and recess games. This year, we’d love to diversify the skills with some Crossfit elements!
 
I attached the parent flier for the event. It is on Friday, May 20th from 9am-12pm. I do need volunteers to stay for that whole time block in order to make things equitable for the students.
 
The volunteers can plan their own station or have me plan one for them. I have lots of equipment volunteers can use or they can bring their own. They will teach to a group of 12-14 students at a time for around 10 min. and then a new group will rotate through.

 

I will personally be setting aside my morning to volunteer for this event and would love to have many more of you join me.

To recap:

What:  ACORN Woodland Sports and Fitness Fair
When:  Friday, May 20 from 9am to 12pm
What’s Involved:  Running kids through a CF-style workout or skill session in 10-minute increments

Post to comments if you can volunteer, and please include your email address!

DISCUSSION 7 Comments

  1. jacques April 26, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Sounds fun,  I call dibs on the "Murph" station!  Muhahahahah Ha!   I can be reached on the World Wide Weapon at jacqueslife@gmail.com

  2. Katie April 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I would love to help out if you need more volunteers!  km_chisholm@sbcglobal.net

  3. lcostain April 27, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Hi Ellie, you might not know me but my name is Alex Tomelden, I’m a junior in high school and I would be totally interested in helping out for this! I used to be a crossfitter and I think it’s so cool that you’re introducing kids to the program at a young age. Please shoot me an e-mail @ aksenator@yahoo.com

  4. James Hsu April 27, 2011 at 8:30 am

    shoot me an e-mail when you get the chance: jameschenghsu@gmail.com

    I’ll see if I’m free from work that day.

    James

  5. Ellie May 2, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Thank you to all you volunteers! I really appreciate your willingness to participate! I’ll e-mail more details next week :-) Can’t wait! Neither can the kiddos! Ellie 

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