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CrossFit fundraiser for wounded deputy
Gym, gun range team up to help on July 12
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Forsyth County News

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Anyone interested in the CrossFit Dynamo and Bulls Eye Marksman Gun Club fundraiser for Deputy Daniel Rush beginning at 7:30 a.m. July 12, should contact CrossFit Dynamo at (678) 642-8046 or go to http://crossfitdynamo.com/.

FORSYTH COUNTY — A physical fitness facility and its gun-range neighbor are joining the efforts to support a Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy who was injured while defending the courthouse June 6.

CrossFit Dynamo, 6020 Parkway North Drive, Unit 1700, will hold a fundraiser beginning at 7:30 a.m. July 12, with all proceeds benefiting Deputy Daniel Rush.

Workouts will be held at 30-minute increments throughout the day.

Rush was wounded in the leg during an attack on the courthouse by Dennis Ronald Marx, who was shot and killed by deputies.

Rush is credited with preventing Marx from entering the courthouse and possibly killing many people inside. Rush has undergone surgeries to his leg as a result of being shot.

Several restaurants in Forsyth County have held fundraisers for Rush to help him with costs not covered by his worker’s compensation.

Terry Crenshaw with the CrossFit location said staff at the facility wanted to offer a different sort of fundraiser for Rush.

“I would imagine this will have a pretty large draw for area first responders,” Crenshaw said. “CrossFit is popular among first responders as the workouts prepare you for the unexpected and are functional in nature.

“But they can also be scaled to anyone’s physical ability.”

Crenshaw said CrossFit Dynamo will join with its neighbor, Bulls Eye Marksman Gun Club, 6190 Parkway North Drive, for the event, which will cost $40 per person and is open to anyone, no matter their fitness level.  

“The workout will be challenging but scalable to anyone’s fitness ability,” he said. “It will include two shots or four arrows at a target at Bulls Eye.”

The more accurate the participant’s shot, Crenshaw said, “the fewer number of burpees at the end of their respective workout.”

A burpee is an exercise in which a person moves from a standing position to a squat with their hands on the ground.

“Participants are able to buy additional shots, two bullets or four arrows, for $20,” said Crenshaw, noting that he’s hoping for a good turnout to support Rush.

“Everyone is welcome, even if they just want to come and watch to learn more about CrossFit, and we hope to raise a lot of money to support Deputy Rush.”