Taylor White CrossFit Scholarship

$2,868 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 78 people in 3 months
Local gym holds memorial to honor Colorado Springs native killed in crash

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The Taylor White Memorial CrossFit Scholarship will be available to ALL CrossFit athletes, regardless of where they train, or where they live.

This is not a fundraiser for Taylor's home gym.

Everyone, including members of other CrossFit gyms are encouraged to contribute to this effort as the end result will have a positive impact on the entire CrossFit community.

The selection process is  being developed.

Eligibility requirements are also being developed but will entail the athlete having trained for a minimum amount of time, a referral from their head coach, a video essay, etc.

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We have raised our goal from an initial $1,000 (1 scholoarship) to $4,000 with the intent of awarding 4 scholarships (1 every quarter).

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Please consult with your tax professional as donations up to $250 may be eligible for write-off without an official receipt.

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On Sunday April 8, 2018 tragedy struck and the world lost an incredible young man when 21 year old Taylor White was killed by a hit and run driver in Phoenix, AZ. Taylor, out for an evening jog with his friend Drew Schwab was just three weeks away from marrying his best friend, Sarah Tedeschi.

Taylor was an avid athlete and member of CrossFit Pandora’s Box, in his hometown of Colorado Springs, where he had trained since he was 16 years old. The news of Taylor’s passing hit his gym family hard. “Taylor/Tyler” as he was affectionately known at the box (due to the fact that his head coach continued to mistakingly call him by both names in the beginning… so she just started calling him Taylor/Tyler) always arrived with an ear to ear smile, and an infectiously positive personality that impacted everyone he came in contact with.

Taylor had a passion not only for fitness, but also for helping others, acting as a role model for many. It’s this passion that we hope to continue, by creating a scholarship fund in Taylor’s name that will be awarded to a deserving CrossFit athlete who wishes to further their CrossFit journey by becoming a coach and making a positive impact on the lives of others, just as Taylor did. We feel that awarding this opportunity to an athlete who may otherwise not have the means to obtain a CF Level 1 Certification is one of the best ways we can honor Taylor. We know this is something he would have loved to be a part of.

The development of this memorial scholarship fund will take time, it may be months before the official structure is in place. However, in the interim we have set up this GoFundMe in order to begin fundraising. All contributions made here will be deposited into an account that was recently created specifically for this purpose and ultimately used to positively impact the lives of others through fitness.

With love from Taylor/Tyler’s CrossFit family,
Thank you!
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Just a quick update on the Taylor White Memorial CrossFit Scholarship. We have established the selection team! This group will be responsible for choosing scholarship recipients. The team consists of Taylor’s coaches, training partners, a very close friend and a member of his family. All criteria for eligibility have been outlined and the application for consideration has been designed. Stay tuned! Remember, our campaign is ongoing so if you haven’t already, please consider making a contribution!
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I’m happy to announce that CrossFit has offered to help with the Taylor White CrossFit Scholarship! Our agreement includes a DEEP discount on the initial 4 L1 courses (1 per quarter) for the first 12 months, allowing your donations to go further! Details of the scholarship program are still being worked out, but we anticipate awarding the first recipient sometime this fall. Remember, our campaign is ongoing so if you haven’t already, please consider making a contribution!
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We've made our initial goal and one deserving athlete will obtain their CF Level 1! Thank for all of your continued support!
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We have added new information about the Taylor White Memorial CrossFit Scholarship. Please check it out and contact us at taylorscholarship@crossfitpandorasbox.com if you have any questions!

Thank you for your support!
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