Road to the Games: Amanda Miller

July 6, 2009 3:00 PM

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amandamillerburpee.jpgAmanda Miller from CrossFit Fairfax qualified sixth at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Qualifier. Since she has qualified, she has found it difficult to come up with the money to get to Aromas.

Lee Knight came up with the idea to do a fundraiser to raise money for getting to the competition. Lee was going to participate but injured herself the day before. The idea: Max burpees in 10 minutes (without rest). People have pledged money per completed burpee.

Any money that she makes over what she needs to get to the Games this year, she will be donating to the Fisher House, which provides a home for military families to stay in while their loved one is hospitalized.

Amanda Miller Burpee Fundraiser... [wmv] [mov]

11 comments on this entry.

1. Becky N wrote...

July 6, 2009 4:21 PM

This is so great. Can people still donate? Is there a website or an address?

I have noticed that quite a few athletes have done fundraisers. It is so incredibly expensive to get out to California, and from what I have seen the CF community has really come together to get their athletes to the Games.

I hope you will be able to make it out there, Amanda!

2. Kim Malz~FitMom wrote...

July 6, 2009 4:24 PM

Great creativity! No matter the outcome in Aromas Amanda, you are already a shining star for thinking of others with your fundraising efforts.

Best Wishes to you!

3. Mariah Provost wrote...

July 6, 2009 6:44 PM

We sold a car to fly out...Sean almost cried!

4. MikeR wrote...

July 6, 2009 7:14 PM

One misprint. Lee Knight is a woman! From Crossfit Fairfax and will also be at the games. Tear it up!!

5. Paul Szoldra replied to comment from MikeR...

July 6, 2009 7:34 PM


Thanks for the headsup. I had no idea. Fixed.

6. Christy wrote...

July 6, 2009 7:38 PM

Way to go Amanda! Congrats on your successful fundraiser and 131 burpees in 10 minutes without stopping!! Can't wait to hang out this weekend :)

7. Leslie P wrote...

July 6, 2009 10:42 PM

What a great example of one of this community's strengths! Way to pull and pool together, everyone! Good luck at the Games, Amanda!

8. Leslie P wrote...

July 6, 2009 10:47 PM

What a great example of one of this community's strengths! Way to pull and pool together, everyone! Good luck at the Games, Amanda!

9. Kathleen wrote...

July 7, 2009 7:17 AM

Hey, is that Crossfit Lorton? Sure looks like my almamater. Amanda, sorry to hear of your injury. So impressive the burpees and giving back. Keep up that fighting spirit and inspiring us all.

10. Tom wrote...

July 8, 2009 8:11 PM

So, off the wall question - does anyone have an idea what the name of the song is in the video for the Burpee fundraiser?

Super job and tall kudos to Amanda!

11. Emily wrote...

July 14, 2009 9:25 AM

Yep, that photo and the burpee fundraiser were taken at CF Lorton.