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W.O.D. For Water event to be hosted in Troy

Published 10:21pm Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A trio of volunteers have organized the first-ever W.O.D. For Water event in Troy.

Jason Jones, Derek Irons and C.C. Matthews put the event together after seeing one in Birmingham.

The acronym stands for ‘workout of the day’, which is a CrossFit term, and all of the proceeds go to a good cause, NeverThirst.

NeverThirst is a Birmingham-based non-organization created to build clean water wells in third-world countries.

“It is a great way for people to help a good cause,” Jones said. “We will be using Jerry Cans in our workout to represent the jugs used in these villages to carry water miles back to their homes.

NeverThirst goes in an builds these wells to not only provide clean water but they also partner with local churches to share he gospel of Jesus Christ.”

It is estimated that 4,500 children die every day due to dirty drinking water.

The Troy event will be held at the Bibb Graves Quad on the campus of Troy University on Oct. 13 with registration beginning at 8 a.m.

The cost of the event is $40 for individuals, $75 for couples and $100 for families.

The workout will be customized by filling the Jerry Can to each individuals desired weight. The workout will last approximatly 20 minutes.

Volunteers are needed for the event. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer, registering for the event or learning more information can visit www.wodforwatertroy.com.

There is also a Facebook page and Twitter account dedicated to the effort. Links to both of those can be found on the website.

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