Special Olympics Row Raiser Expands to 11 Locations in Illinois July 6, 2016 Calling all fitness fans – You’re invited to gather a team of 10 to participate in the Row Raiser, a fitness-based fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics. The Row Raiser involves teams of 10 pulling on a row machine the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) in the shortest amount of time. Awards will be given in a variety of categories. Each rower must raise $50 to participate for a team total of $500. The following locations are participating in the Row Raiser: CrossFit Bloomington – 401 Bronco Drive, Unit D, Bloomington, IL 61704 Unyoked CrossFit – 2413 Village Green Place, Champaign, IL 61822 CrossFit 333 – 333 N. Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60175 CrossFit Influence – 708 Walnut Circle, Wapella, IL 61777 Lincoln Park CrossFit – 2727 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 CrossFit Henosis – 500 N. Oakland Ave., Carbondale, IL 62901 CrossFit Defined – 2750 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 CrossFit Galena – 239 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036 QTown CrossFit – at CVS Parking lot – 30th & Broadway, Quincy, IL 62301 CrossFit Pally – 540 W. Colfax, Palatine, IL 60067 Crossfit 350 – 711 W. Joliet St., Ottawa, IL 61350 Visit www.rowraiser.com for more information and to register for this event. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for more than 22,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 20,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support. If you are interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at www.soill.org. The first Row Raiser was held in Quincy in 2015. Organized by CrossFit athlete Sam Dancer, the first event raised $10,000 for SOILL. This year, the Row Raiser is being held in 11 locations in Illinois with the goal of raising $100,000. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.