“Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.”
-Theodore I. Rubin

Above: Rough draft of the t-shirt!
(Left) Front of the shirt will say, “FIRE BREATHER” with “BUILT CROSSFIT STRONG” underneath.
(Right) Back of the shirt will say, “GO SMOKE YOURSELF” with the hawaiian island fireball displayed in the right corner.

As you may know, our very own coach, Elyse Umeda, will be competing in the NorCal Regional Qualifiers in May. She will be among a hundred women competing for one of 5 spots in the 2009 CrossFit Games. These last few months, she has been hitting her WODs full force and looks like she’ll have a good shot at grabbing one of those 5 spots.

In order to help Elyse get to the NorCal Qualifiers in Aromas, California, we are having a fundraiser! We will be selling t-shirts designed by Elyse and CF Hawaii member, Kevin Napoleon (rough draft of the shirt is pictured above). Shirts will look very similar to the shirt above and will be ordered this week! Adult shirts are $20 and Youth shirts are $16. All proceeds will help fund Elyse’s trip up to California in May! Up until Tuesday, April 7th, you can pre-order your shirt! Please post your name, with the quantity and shirt sizes to the comments section or let one of us know at class. Also, every Saturday from now until she leaves for Aromas, Elyse will be doing a preparation workout (where anything is game) after the 10am class! Everyone is invited to stay and watch her breathe some fire!

Also, you don’t have to buy a shirt to help the cause. You can make a donation directly to Elyse. 100% of your contribution goes directly to sending her to Cali. For more ways to help, including corporate sponsorship, please contact us (808-256-5665). We, especially Coach Elyse, appreciate your love and support!