Friday, June 29, 2012

Work out for Sun Valley Adaptive Sports

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to be honored during fundraiser

Express Staff Writer

Saturday, June 30, is the third anniversary of the capture of Hailey-area soldier Bowe Bergdahl, above, by enemy Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Courtesy photo

Supporters of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can sweat it out this Saturday, June 30, in Hailey. A fundraiser "work out of the day" will be led by 5B Crossfit trainers at the Hailey Elementary School gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets for the drop-in event cost $15 for adults and $10 for children and can be purchased at the door, or by going to All proceeds will go to Sun Valley Adaptive Sports, a training and rehabilitation program for returning military veterans.

"5B CrossFit and Sun Valley Adaptive Sports are coming together to raise awareness with a nationally practiced hero [workout of the day] that honors Bowe," said Erin Rheinschild, spokeswoman for Sun Valley Adaptive Sports.

The workout routine includes three rounds, one for each year of Bowe's captivity, and includes a 1,000-meter row to honor Bowe, who once sailed the Eastern Seaboard, through the Panama Canal, to San Francisco.

There will be two levels of workout routines, DJ music and a bouncy house for youngsters. All fitness levels are welcome. For more information, contact Kyl Samway at (208) 309-4080.

Bergdahl, a native of the Wood River Valley, is believed to have been captured by enemy Taliban forces on June 30, 2009, while serving with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.

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