To some, ‘Amazing Grace’ is a song of salvation. To those in the CrossFit community, Amazing Grace is a fundraiser that will save a pair of boobs. 

Truckee CrossFit is hosting the Amazing Grace fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. to raise money for the nonprofit Barbells for Boobs, the CrossFit community’s cause to benefit women. The event is open to the community — but be prepared to lift some weights. Participants will be completing the ‘Grace’ workout of the day – completing 30 reps of clean-and-jerks, or lifting a weighted barbell from the ground to a squat and then overhead in a single fluid motion, as fast as possible, without sacrificing form.

‘This fundraiser is for fun,’ said Christie Coker, a Truckee CrossFit coach who is organizing this event. Coker met the founder of Barbells for Boobs at a CrossFit studio in southern California and wants to help the cause. ‘It’s a good way to reach out to the community, but it’s also a way for our (CrossFit) community to come together,’ she said.  


All donations received at the event — and you can always donate without the sweat equity — will go to Barbells for Boobs, which in turn gives all of their proceeds to Mammograms in Action, another nonprofit that provides funding for low-income and uninsured women who need screening and other preventative measures against breast cancer. Any and all donations will be accepted on Friday, and a $35 donation to Barbells for Boobs will get you a t-shirt.

Info: Truckee CrossFit and Charles Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, 11430 Deerfield Drive #4b, Truckee, (530) 448-5346,,


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