Cross fit event raises money for Chattanooga Prep School students
Saturday, 3 Bridges Cross Fit partnered with the Chattanooga Preparatory School for a fitness fundraiser. The event called "WODanooga," for workout of the day, raised money for school uniforms for the school's students.
Chattanooga Prep will open in August. It's an all-boys public charter school. Come August, 60 sixth grade students will attend. The school will go all the way up to 12th grade.
Tim Gerrish is the school's Principal and says Chattanooga Prep will focus on equality in education.
"There's too many boys in town that are significantly below grade level when we compare them to their counter parts out at Signal Mountain or the private schools in town," said Tim Gerrish. "So we're looking at, how can we take our boys and close that achievement gap and narrow it to where not only are all of them going to college, but going to four year universities and being career ready."
The uniforms consist of a belt, khakis, button down shirt and tie.
The goal of the event is to raise $5,000, which is enough money to cover the cost of uniforms for all 60 students. WODanooga featured 24 workouts in 24 hours. The last workout is Sunday January 21st at 8:30 am. If you missed the event and want to help, you can donate here.