Mayhem Mission Aims to Raise $100,000 for Human Trafficking Nonprofit in March

Founded by 10-time CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning, Mayhem Mission is hosting its fourth annual fundraiser on March 23. The lofty goal is to raise $100,000 for Atlas Free, a nonprofit organization fighting human trafficking in 26 countries.

In the last three years, Froning’s fundraiser has raised a combined total of $113,619 for Atlas Free.

Remind Me: Mayhem Mission is a nonprofit that raises money not only for human trafficking, but also for at-risk youth.

Before founding Mayhem Mission in 2020, Froning was already focused on helping at-risk youth — a cause that is “close to his heart,” Ben Brus, Mayhem Mission’s Director of Operations tells the Morning Chalk Up. So, it became one of the obvious four pillars Mayhem Mission wanted to support.

The final two pillars Mayhem Mission fundraises for are access to clean water and for the unreached.

Froning, the long-time owner of CrossFit Mayhem Freedom in Cookeville, TN, tells the Morning Chalk Up that he started the nonprofit with friend Brian Nelson because they “wanted to use fitness as a platform to serve and grow God’s Kingdom and invite others to join our mission.”

“Our goals are to leverage our platform to support organizations within our four pillars and to mobilize like-minded people in the fitness community to take action,” Froning adds.

Worth noting: In September 2023, a team from Mayhem Mission traveled to Southeast Asia with Atlas Free to work with them in their fight against human trafficking.

The details: On March 23, the CrossFit Mayhem community and other gyms around the world will partake in the fundraiser workout: 

12-minute AMRAP

26 toes-to-bar

28 thrusters

100 double-unders

The numbers are all significant to the cause: In 2023, 12,000 individuals received life-changing education through Atlas Free, hence the 12-minute time domain. 

Meanwhile, 26 thrusters represent the 26 different countries in which Atlas Free currently operates, and the 28 thrusters are because there are nearly 28 million victims of human trafficking worldwide, according to estimates from the International Labour Organization and International Organization for Migration. 

Finally, there are 100 double-unders because 100 percent of the profits will go toward fighting human trafficking.

Currently, 14 gyms are registered for the event, but Brus hopes to enroll at least 30 other CrossFit or functional fitness gyms to participate on March 23.

Registration is now open.

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