Wodify Sponsors Step Up for Special Olympics

Special Olympics fundraiser challenges participants to take on a CrossFit workout and stair climb challenges at Philadelphia's BNY Mellon Center

Nov 21, 2013, 09:00 ET from Wodify

EAST HADDONFIELD, N.J., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wodify, a pioneer in CrossFit software, announced that the company is sponsoring Step Up for Special Olympics on November 24 at Philadelphia's BNY Mellon Center. The fundraiser will support Special Olympics Pennsylvania's Philadelphia (SOPA-Philly) program, a not-for-profit organization that offers sports training and athletic competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

SOPA-Philly offers Special Olympics programming in 25 Philadelphia public schools and many community venues throughout the city. All sports training, competitions and healthcare are offered to kids and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost. Thus, fundraisers like Step Up are critical to making these opportunities available.

Participants in Step Up will be able to choose from five different events including the CrossFit Climb Challenge, a tough WOD (workout of the day) followed by a timed ascent up 53 flights of stairs. In addition to sponsoring Step Up, the entire Wodify team will participate in the CrossFit Climb Challenge.

"At Wodify, we believe it's important to step away from the computer and give back to our community," said Ameet Shah, founder and CEO of Wodify. "The Special Olympics is a great match for Wodify because we share their passion for athletics and commitment to helping everyone reach their potential. We're excited to support this cause, and we can't wait to take on the challenge."

CrossFit Delaware Valley, a Wodify customer and fellow sponsor of Step Up, will be leading the CrossFit challenge. Their "WOD" (workout of the day) for Step Up will involve three rounds of 21 kettle bell swings, 15 box jumps and 9 'burpees,' followed by the 53 stairs.

"From our experience with CrossFit, we know just how transformative athletics can be," said Rob Miller, owner of CrossFit Delaware Valley. "Everyone should have an opportunity to experience the sense of confidence and accomplishment that comes from taking on an athletic challenge. SOPA-Philly stands for that opportunity, and we do too."     

As part of Wodify's 1-1-1 Philanthropy Program, the company donates 1% of its profits and 1% of its products and services to charitable causes, and all employees donate 1% of their time. Each quarter, the entire Wodify team comes together to support a charitable event like Step Up.

Since Wodify launched in spring of 2012, the team has supported the Ronald McDonald House of Camden, Habitat for Humanity, Tech Girlz, Bancroft, and Philabundance through company-wide events.    

For more information about the fundraiser, visit the Step Up for Special Olympics website.

To learn more about Wodify, visit www.wodify.com

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