We are thrilled to announce an upcoming DEPOT event on Saturday, September 24th where we'll join together to sweat for a great cause!

(from coach Liz B.)

It was an unusually busy Wednesday morning at LAX. I arrived especially early as I like enough time to people watch and contemplate life. I was sitting there minding my own business when suddenly my thoughts were interrupted by a text message. It was DEPOT member and friend Ryan Daniel Dobson. He asked if I would be interested in listening to a Podcast that was indirectly related to CrossFit and sent along the link. Perfect timing. I had little to do for the next 5+ hours on my flight.

Fast forward about two hours later and I’m sitting on the plane trying not to openly bawl my eyes out. I learned about an organization called charity: water and their mission to bring clean water to people around the world. I learned that approximately 663 million people in this world live without clean water. I heard about people dying from dehydration and diarrhea, women traveling over 8 miles roundtrip just to bring dirty water back to their families, and young girls who have to drop out of school because they don't have access to clean bathrooms.  I heard the story of how something as simple as clean water could literally save people's lives around the world. 

Needless to say I was inspired. Ryan and I approached Liz M. and Teddy and collectively we came up with a workout to benefit this amazing organization. We're so excited to join together with our DEPOT friends to sweat for good! 

Below is a fantastic, quick 1 min video about charity: water's work.  

If you have time this week, we'd love for you to listen to this podcast with Bill Simmons and Scott Harrison. It's entertaining, fascinating, and inspirational. To learn more about charity: water and how 100% of the money we raise will go straight into the field click here.

FIRST ANNUAL- charity: water WOD

DATE: Saturday, September 24th

WHERE: All DEPOT CrossFit Locations (Hollywood, Santa Maria, Sunset, West LA)

TIME: TBD. We will hold 90 min classes-times to be announced

GOAL: Raise $10,000 COLLECTIVELY…the cost of building 1 well with access to clean water. 

Fundraising: To start a fundraising page click on your gym’s page and begin your own profile within the DEPOT Group Page
Santa Maria: https://donate.charitywater.org/depotunited/depot-crossfit-santa-maria
Sunset: https://donate.charitywater.org/depotunited/depot-crossfit-sunset

Hollywood: https://donate.charitywater.org/depotunited/depot-crossfit-hollywood
West LA: https://donate.charitywater.org/depotunited/depot-crossfit-west-la

Workout: The workout will be announced on the day of the event. It will be a partner workout so find yourself a partner. Don’t worry about weights, or abilities, etc!!!! This is not a traditional CrossFit competition. If you’ve never taken part in a CrossFit event this is a great place to start! Think of it as your regular Saturday workout. It will be challenging but fun and the winners are the people who get clean water! The only thing we will say is that the workout involves these:

Gym to gym competition: Of course this is CrossFit so we need a little competition. The gym that raises the most money will receive A) Bragging rights and B) a party hosted by DEPOT. So come out and represent your gym for a great cause!