Black Hills CrossFit breaks a sweat for Sgt. Colton Levi Derr Foundation fundraiser

RAPID CITY, S.D. – People workout on Saturday June 25, for the Sergeant Colton Levi Derr Foundation (SCLDF) fundraiser put on by at Black Hills CrossFit.

About 20 people participated in the workout which was six laps around the building followed by 100 reps of wall-balls, pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups and burpees each.

2grouprunning100 reps of the five exercises is significant to Sgt. Derr because he served over 500 combat missions.

“There’s a lot of veterans in our community that need help that don’t necessarily have all the resources that they need and what they can find on their own,” Jason Ocilka, Black Hills CrossFit Coach, said. “So, the foundation, not only money wise, but helps provide resources to just to help them get jobs, set up homes in the community and things like that.”

CrossFit tries to help as many local organizations as much as they can.

SCLDF is a non-profit that was founded in 2012 with the mission of veteran advocacy, assistance and public awareness of the battles veterans face when they return home.

Sgt. Colton Levi Derr served his combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Six weeks after returning to the U.S. from Afghanistan, Derr committed suicide.

Sgt. Derr’s family formed the foundation in his name to honor him by helping other veterans who battle PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).

To learn more or donate to the foundation, you can visit SCLDF’s website here.

You can also learn more about Black Hilss CrossFit by visiting their website.

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