April 19th, 2018



Travis Manion Foundation partners with CrossFit gyms nationwide to raise money for veterans initiatives

DOYLESTOWN, P.A. - To honor the sacrifice of our fallen heroes like the namesake of the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC), CrossFit gyms around the country will be hosting Workout of the Day (WOD) events to raise funds for events to raise funds for TMF initiatives, which help our nation’s veterans identify their strengths and passion, so they can make a positive impact on their community throughout their post-military lives.

"Travis was the type of person who was big in the little things," said Jimi Letchford, Global Brand Manager for CrossFit, Inc. “Travis lived everyday with character, and I’m in awe of the amazing work being done by the Foundation that bears his name. TMF is empowering veterans and families of the fallen to develop that same character in our next generation, as a way to honor Travis and all our fallen heroes. His legacy is one that I’m proud to help carry on, just as I was proud to serve side by side with him before his death.”

"I'm honored that on April 29th, CrossFit gyms across the country will recognize the sacrifice my brother Travis made 11 years ago. The CrossFit community continues to exemplify the strength of America's national character, by paying homage to our nation's fallen heroes through teaching their values of accountability and integrity to future generations," said Ryan Manion, President of the Travis Manion Foundation.

Manion WOD events will be occurring at CrossFit gyms across the United States on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Times vary by location. Proceeds from each event will go towards TMF veteran initiatives such as TMF veteran expeditions, veteran-empowerment programs, and scholarships.

WHO: Travis Manion Foundation, CrossFit, Inc.

WHAT: Manion Hero Workout of the Day (WOD)

WHERE: More than 50 participating gyms across the U.S., including:

  • CrossFit University City (Philadelphia)
  • Brooklyn Athletic Club (Brooklyn)
  • Crossfit Glen Burnie (Odenton-Baltimore)
  • Crossfit Identity (Atlanta)
  • Crossfit Stonecutter (Tomball, TX)
  • Iron Will Fitness LLC (Fruit Cove, FL)

WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - Time Varies By Location

Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..." Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes lives on in the next generation. The story of 1st Lt. Travis Manion and his Naval Academy brother Lt. (SEAL) Brendan Looney have been publicized in the book Brothers Forever, and additional information about the Foundation can be found at www.travismanion.org.


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