Teams in Chattanooga will compete in thROWdown - Rowing for a Reason for Special Olympics Tennessee this Saturday. These teams will be competing to see who can row a marathon the fastest. Teams are made up of groups from CrossFit boxes, Chattanooga Police Department and Advance Financial.
In addition to awarding the Fastest Rowing Team, awards will be given out for Top Fundraising Team, Top Fundraising Individual and Most Team Spirit.
The competition will take place at GetBuilt CrossFit.
Officials said, "This same competition was held in Clarksville in April and in Nashville two weeks ago. So far almost $29,000 has been raised. All money raised goes directly to supporting the more than 18,000 Special Olympic athletes in Tennessee. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship."
For more information about throwdown, visit https://give.classy.org/thROWdown2022.