This is going to be an incredibly special day here, as Daniel Murphy, Lt. Murphy's father is going to be joining us as the guest speaker. He will talk about his son and the mission of the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. I know that this is going to bring an incredible sense of meaning to "Murph" for each and every one of us participating on this day.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, The Murph Challenge is an extreme "Hero" WOD created by the members of the CrossFit community in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, a native of Patchogue, NY and Navy SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005 during Operation Red Wings. His life story has been the subject of two books: Seal of Honor, and Heart of a Lion, as well as two movies: Murph: The Protector, and Lone Survivor.
1 mile Run
1 mile Run
*Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you've got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.
**This was Lt. Murphy's favorite workout, which he called "Body Armor". CrossFit renamed the workout "Murph" in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.
The Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation awards 9 scholarships each year: two are awarded to graduates of Michael's High School, Patchogue-Medford High School, one through the Suffolk Federal Credit Union where Daniel is a Board Member, one to an attendee at Michael's college alma mater Penn State, one is also awarded to a crew member of the USS MICHAEL MURPHY DDG112 and another scholarship is awarded through the Military Order of the Purple Heart to a Combat Wounded Veteran. The Final two are awarded to a cadet of the LT Michael Murphy US Naval Sea Cadet Corps based in Sayville, NY and to a Gold Star Child through the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
All funds raised from corporate sponsorship and registration fees will be donated to the foundation.
-We are asking for a $30 suggested donation per participant.
-All are welcome to participate from the community, with a signed disclaimer.
-Our own Memorial Day T-shirts will be given to each person who donates.
There are three different levels of Sponsorship: Red, White, and Blue.
Red is our main event sponsor, which will be Tully & Winkelman, PC! Huge thanks to Brian Tully for all of his hard work to make this event possible!
White $350- unlimited spots available.
-3x5 banner hung in CrossFit Bastion for the duration of The Murph Challenge (May 26th-June 28th). **We ask that you supply your own banner, or we can refer you to the recommended company to have one made.
-Listed on CrossFit Bastion's website sponsor page.
Blue $150 "“ unlimited spots available.
-Listed on website sponsor page.
Monday May 25, 2015
Stay tuned for the schedule, we plan to start the day at 9AM. There will be food and beverages as well so feel free to stick around!
Daniel Murphy will be joining the group for the event before heading to Calverton National Cemetery for the official Memorial Day ceremonies for his son. He will be speaking to all of the athletes before the WOD. It's a real honor that he will join us on such a solemn day.
Please contact Dani by email regarding sponsorship opportunities. [email redacted]
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