Article-Mac-Town Crossfit Makes Donation

Mon, 04/25/2022 - 17:37 -- Cyril Russell

Mac-Town Crossfit recently held a fundraiser among their members to support a local program. This year, Safe Kids was the recipient of their efforts.

Mac-Town Crossfit co-owner Sarah Muehler said they are a local fitness facility that comes alongside people to help them become the best versions of themselves regardless of any perceived limitations or abilities. “We do an annual competition at the gym during the 3 weeks that the International Crossfit also puts on a competition. We have recently tried to pick something local that we can incorporate into our gym community’s 3 week event as a local fundraiser. We decided we wanted to do something health related this year so I reached out to Amy Bower at the McPherson Healthcare Foundation and she told me about the Safe Kids program.”

Safe Kids is a network of partners and local coalitions across the Kansas dedicated to preventing childhood injury. Local Safe Kids Coordinator and Paramedic Justi Clemmons said, “Through this gracious donation by Mac-Town Crossfit, Safe Kids of McPherson County in conjunction with McPherson EMS will be able to provide safe sleep adjuncts to families. These funds will allow us to purchase cribettes that we can distribute to those families in need of safe bedding or sleeping areas for their infants. With this funding we also hope to begin to build a program where we can donate a Halo wearable swaddle blanket to every baby born at McPherson Hospital. Both adjuncts will help in assuring that our community’s infants are safe while practicing safe sleep habits. We appreciate Mac-Town Crossfit owners and members for this generous donation.”

Muehler said their members raised $1,215. All the money was actually donated by teams of gym members during their 3 week event. The team with the highest donations received extra points toward their competition.

Pictured, l to r: Sarah Muehler, Mac-Town Crossfit, Justi Clemmons, McPherson EMS and Safe Kids, and Amy Bower, McPherson Healthcare Foundation