Down for Donuts raises $8,000 for Down Syndrome center


Carly Kowachuk power lifts free weights as she battles through the “Donut Kill My Vibe” 15 minute intense fitness competition during the Down For Donuts fundraiser for Down Syndrome at CrossFit Iron Legion in Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Dozens of people competed in the fifth-annual Down For Donuts, which is a fundraiser for GiGi’s Playhouse in Gainesville. The playhouse is a Down Syndrome Achievement Center that has helped families like Ted and Karen Dreaver for years. The Dreaver’s are the owners of CrossFit Iron Legion, whose daughter, Kiera, 5, was born with Down Syndrome. This year the event raised more than $8,000. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.

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Posted October 16, 2020 | Photos by Bruce Ackerman

Dozens of people competed in the fifth-annual Down For Donuts fundraiser at CrossFit Iron Legion in Ocala on Saturday, Oct. 10. The event was held to raise money for Gigi’s Playhouse, a Down Syndrome Achievement Center that has helped families like Ted and Karen Dreaver for years. The Dreavers are the owners of CrossFit Iron Legion, whose daughter, Kiera, 5, was born with Down Syndrome. There was also a silent auction. This year, the event raised more than $8,000.