Magic City Casino, Miami’s first casino to offer Las Vegas style slot machines, will be home to the inaugural CrossFit Summer Crush Games on Sunday, August 28, 2011. The event will gather over 280 of the nation’s top athletes in a day-long competition testing their physical and mental toughness. The Summer Crush Games, being held on August 28 from 8am to 7pm, is the largest local CrossFit competition to take place in South Florida. Winners of each division will receive gift packages valued at $1,000 from Reebok, among other gifts from key sponsors.
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. With over 2,500 affiliated gyms throughout the world, CrossFit’s mission is to fuel a revolution in fitness with a constantly varied, intense, functional exercise program looking to develop the most complete well-rounded athletes out of its followers.
Registration to participate in the Summer Crush Games is sold out. Registered participants will compete throughout the day testing their capacity in a variety of skills and will have five divisions in which to participate.
The Summer Crush Games at Magic City Casino, located at 450 NW 37th Avenue in Miami, is free to the general public. This family-friendly event will feature a riveting performance by competing athletes and will showcase a selection of the ever-popular Miami food trucks the day of the event. Interested athletes who were not able to register in time are encouraged to attend the event in the case last minute spots open up for competition.
Sponsors of the event include Reebok, Maverick Athletic Company, Specialized Fitness Resources and FootWorks Miami, among others.