The CrossFit community in central Florida is planning a fundraiser event for the family of Richard Millsap, who was fatally shot on August 13 at CrossFit Mosaic, his Winter Garden, Florida Crossfit gym.
The community is planning a benefit WOD (Workout of the Day) in Millsap’s memory on August 31st at 10 a.m., to be held at CrossFit studios across central Florida.
The WOD is one that Richard programmed that is being referred to as “Millsap.”
“Every participating CrossFit box will run the same workout in honor of Richard on the 31st at their own box,” Armor CrossFit in Orlando told Epoch Times in a Facebook message.
An account and online donation will be set up for those who want to contribute but can’t make the events, while those who do show up to the WOD will pay a minimum donation (or more, if they wish).
” Let’s show up guys, this is family, let’s really promote this,” said the gym on its Facebook page. “It needs to be CrossFit wide!!!! $10 buy in and any other donations will be greatly appreciated.”
Millsap is being remembered as a kind person and great trainer. Many people gathered near his gym on Monday after it emerged that he was the victim of what appeared to be a targeted shooting.
Armor CrossFit said that although they didn’t get a chance to get to know Millsap that much, the opportunity they got to spend time with him was good.
“Our relationship with Richard was very short lived,” they said. “We reached out to him and his family when they opened recently. He was a wonderful man, husband and father.”
Anyone wishing more information about the benefit can contact Jeremy or Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.