September 17, 2012
CrossFit is changing lives in Africa. Emily Beers asks Dallin Frampton how the affiliate community can help.
In February 2011, CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman and a group of CrossFit personnel travelled to Park City, Utah, for a retreat. Joining them for the weekend getaway at a local ski resort was a group of CrossFitters eager to meet Coach Glassman.
Twenty-two-year-old Dallin Frampton and some others from his affiliate made the trek. After a Q&A session with Coach Glassman, Frampton approached CrossFit’s founder and started talking to him. Before he knew it, Frampton had told Glassman all about his humanitarian efforts in Kenya.
“I saw this spark in his eye,” Frampton said of Glassman. “He seemed instantly compelled.”
“We want to be involved in that. How do I get involved?” Glassman asked.
“Well, it costs $10,000 to build a school. You can name the school whatever you want,” Frampton told Glassman.
On the spot, Glassman pretty much said, “Sign me up,” Frampton recalled.