I was not able to attend the annual 306 gala this weekend and would like to take a minute to say I missed everyone. Preliminary reports are in and it sounds like a great time was had by all! I, of course, would suspect nothing less. Not with our community getting together for an evening out.
The importance of “community” is showcased every single day in the gym when we finish a workout. When people stick around to cheer on someone else to the very end. Help put someone else’s equipment away. High fives and encouragement after the workout. While all of these (I would certainly hope anyways) can be found in any CrossFit gym; I am confident in saying our gym goes many steps further. These “steps further” are not the exception around our gym, they are the norm.
Two people were recognized on Saturday for “Community Leaders” and I believe they were both very well deserved. Janice Peterson and Brad Merkosky were this year’s winners if you have not already heard. These two people personify our motto of “Community Above All Else”. Jay expanded on both why Janice and Brad received this recognition on Saturday night and I just want to echo those sentiments to them both. Janice and Brad, you are both examples for all 306 members and it is truly a pleasure to have you in the gym!
I will take it a step further also and say how both Janice and Brad are two people in a very tight knit group. While CrossFit brings people from all walks of life together in the gym, our community extends further than that with relationships out of it as well. This community is what 306 is all about. You all deserve a pat on the back for this culture that is our gym.
If you see Brad and/or Janice around in the next few days, be sure to pass on a congratulations and a hug to them both! And to everyone else in this wonderful 306 community, thank you for being a part of something bigger than yourself and making our gym a very awesome place to be!