I’m assuming that most of my readers know the name Kevin Ogar. For those that don’t, Kevin was a high-level CrossFit athlete, and a fixture in the So Cal CrossFit community, that was severely injured during a competition back in January of 2014. For a brief summary of what happened, check out this article from Muscle and Fitness. Kevin needed multiple surgeries and didn’t have health insurance, so the CrossFit community came together and donated over $150 thousand dollars to offset his medical bills.

Since then Kevin has rededicated himself to CrossFit, coaching, and most recently, giving back to veterans. He and a friend have established The Reveille Project, a charity designed to help returning veterans adjust back to normal life via CrossFit.

As a veteran myself, I can’t even tell you how beneficial this would have been for me. I was in the Navy for four years. I got out in 2003, just after a nine month deployment, and was not at all ready to rejoin the world. I had severe social anxiety, and would drink to excess to offset the symptoms. Having a program like this, that would have lead me to a healthy, supportive community, would have made my transition much easier.

For more information on the project, click here. Thanks to Wodtalk.com for this article, that brought this charity to my attention.

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I'm assuming that most of my readers know the name Kevin Ogar. For those that don't, Kevin was a high-level CrossFit athlete, and a fixture in the So Cal CrossFit community, that was severely injured during a competition back in January of 2014. For a brief summary of what...