Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2012
WOD (Work out of the day) Gear Clothing company today announced its involvement with Barbells for Boobs and Pasadena’s Soldiers Angels at its upcoming 2nd annual, Team Series competition taking place on July 28th at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena. Sponsored by ASICS, Functional Equipment, and Vita CoCo, over 3,000 spectators are expected to fill the stands of the Rose Bowl to watch 72 teams of crossfitters compete to be named the best-of-breed in the crossfit community.
On May 21st WOD Gear Clothing opened registration for this exhilarating event. In eighteen minutes, 72 teams with four players each had entered – selling out the competition in record time.
The sport has generated so much buzz that the fitness company, Reebok, has not only created their own Crossfit shoe and clothing line, but has also established a long-term partnership with the Crossfit Games that will be held at the Home Depot Center in July and covered by ESPN.
Wod Gear has teamed up with Pasadena charity, Soldiers’ Angels, a volunteer-led, award-winning nonprofit providing aid and comfort to American military personnel and their families. Hundreds of thousands of "Angel" volunteers around the world assist veterans, wounded warriors and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of hands-on and effective ways. With nearly 30 separate projects that range from "adopt a soldier" to handmade blankets for the wounded and even condolence gifts and letters for families of the fallen, their goal is to ensure that "No Soldier Go Unloved." All 72 Wod Gear teams will donate care packages to soldiers that will include letters of encouragement and gratitude as well as needed supplies and gifts.
"CrossFit and Soldiers' Angels are a natural combination, considering CrossFit's tremendous popularity among the troops,” Operations Manager for Soldiers’ Angels, Ann Davidson said. “We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting event and very grateful for the support all the competitors are showing to the men and women fighting overseas today.
In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to support Barbells for Boobs, a breast cancer non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing funding on a national level through their Mammograms In Action ® Program to support qualified low-income and uninsured women and men who need screening and/or diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer. The Mammograms In Action ® Grant Program was developed to address this critical need and fill the gap in funding proactive breast healthcare services for anyone, anywhere, at any time in his or her life.
Barbells for Boobs has their own Advocate Team, a united group of athletes with the passion and commitment to serve as a proactive voice for early detection and to help build awareness of breast cancer in their local community. The team is comprised of a diverse mix of athletes that includes the crossfit community. The team will be competing at the Wod Gear Team Series event and are available for interviews.
"The support from WOD Gear and the passionate CrossFit community is the reason why our work has been able to reach as many people as it has and truly make an impact in the fight against breast cancer,” Zionna Munoz, founder and CEO of Barbells for Boobs said. “We are excited and grateful to be involved in a locally organized competition like the WOD Gear Team Series and show our support of the athletes and companies that have generously supported our organization.”
The WOD Gear Team Series competition was designed to bring the CrossFit community, of all levels, together to share in an amazing experience of competition and camaraderie. Both competitors and spectators will be treated to one of the most amazing, high caliber Crossfit competitions held to date, from start to finish. The WOD Gear team is committed to making the event an unforgettable experience for all.
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To register for press credentials please contact, Gretchen Hydo at (818) 203-6060 or by email at Gretchen(at)ChatterboxInk(dot)com.
For sponsorship and vendor opportunities please contact info(at)wodgear(dot)net or go to http://www.wodgearclothing.com “Team Series” for information.
About Wod Gear Clothing:
Founded in 2010 WOD Gear Clothing creates comfortable, functional fitness apparel with origins in CrossFit. Beyond apparel, WOD Gear celebrates athletes of all kinds, supports the community, and promotes relevant social issues. For more information about Wod Gear Clothing and Wod Gear Team Series please contact WOD Gear Clothing at http://www.WodGearClothing.com or visit its retail store located at 956 Mission St., South Pasadena, CA 91030. Phone: (310) 809-7703; info(at)WodGear(dot)net.