Telluride Burpee Challenge
by Martha Starr, Vice President SMRC
Nov 25, 2013 | 1542 views | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Editor:

On behalf of the San Miguel Resource Center I would like to thank Andrew and Teresa Brachle, owners of Telluride Gymnastics and CrossFit, for leading a group of 50 friends, young gymnasts and CrossFit athletes on a Burpee Challenge to raise money for eliminating domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. The goal was to collectively complete 12,785 burpees at 12,785 feet and raise the same amount of money in pledges. The amazing athletes successfully completed all 12,785 burpees at the determined elevation. 

Crossfitter, Kevin Jones contributed a grand total of 1,000 burpees. 

The participants also surpassed the fundraising goal. Altogether,everyone raised over $26,000 for SMRC. The Roufa family, Lee, Sheliah and Kendahl, alone raised $20,000.

SMRC would also like to thank everyone who made pledges to the athletes. At this time SMRC is experiencing higher client numbers and a positive increase in prevention education outreach all while working with less funding. Every dollar donated will support San Miguel Resource Center’s mission. 

Another big thank you goes to all the participants that raised the money and came out on that cold, snowy Saturday morning to do their burpees. 

We would also like to thank Rolfer Forest Melchior, Telluride Outside, New Sheridan Hotel, Telluride Snowmobile Adventures, Salon 7 and Clark’s Market for donating prizes. Thank you to Robbie O’Dell and Oak for providing nourishment and beverages after the big day.

Last, we can never acknowledge Andrew and Teresa Brachle enough. Their generous spirit and vision for giving back to the community is over the top. The Burpee Challenge could not have been accomplished without their undeniable leadership, dedication to supporting a local cause and commitment to health and fitness. Not only was the Burpee Challenge for SMRC fun, it required the athleticism, teamwork and camaraderie they have instilled in the people that participated.

Thank you,

– Martha Starr, Vice President SMRC 

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