Big Dawg Dish and Popula

betcha he can string together a number of double unders...rhythm

There are athletes within our community that as you know have a hard(er) time than most having the ability to afford competing or even participating in events that might change their lives. OPT has been committed to helping those folks achieve these goals through education and passion towards improvements in ones self.
I have created a Big Dawg Dish - a financial support area/avenue for those who need financial support in some small way to realize some dreams. OPT will donate to the dish and it is an open area for others who want to donate a small amount to create large change.
My initial thoughts that if i got a couple hundred people to donate a few dollars each plus what we continually can, that might just get a few athletes some clean eating, a plane trip, an entry fee paid as some examples. Its a small start.
Over time different events and opportunities will go towards donations to the Dish. An example will be door entries of an event go directly to the Dish.
The community will be notified when donations are given and in what manner.
Funds will only be used to help athletes that represent what we are and what we do.
Thank you.


Old Dawg (Hari) said...

If this blog required a paid subscription, many of us would gladly pay.

Since Big Dawg Dish is important to James, I am happy to donate, not only to support the cause, but also to acknowledge my debt to OPT.

OPT said...

thx Hari, means a lot...coming to New York Oct 31-Sep 4, you there?

Chris Fodera said...

"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness."
- Napoleon Hill

Count me in. I echo Hari's statement of thanks to you, James.

Old Dawg (Hari) said...



Anything CFNYC or I can do for you when you're in town, just let me know. And if I could get you to give a brief talk at Black Box, that would be great!

OPT said...

hari, why not, the rest of the crew will be hungover so maybe an AM chat we can me - optcoach at gmail dot com, thx

Michael said...

I think this is a great idea and am happy to help support aspiring dawgs out there as much as I can.

If I may offer one suggestion from my experience: in addition to supporting a "general fund", I think you'll have tremendous success when you identify a specific event and/or individual to be the recipient of these funds. Profiling a person, how hard they're working, what goals they want to achieve, and how the Big Dawg Dish will help them achieve those will generate lots of support. Also, following up afterward to tell the community about the individual's experience and progress will help sustain the giving. Same would apply for events you want to support.

Just my two cents. Like I said, I think it's a great idea.

PTS said...

James: what brings you to New York then?

Garage Crossfitter said...

I second PTS!

Awesome idea with this fund....i love this community

First day of the structural balance program that Dennis wrote for me...i'll be back in 4-6 weeks big dawgs

DAVID X said...

I third that!

Geoff Aucoin said...

Very cool idea!

jay rhodes said...

2011 from yesterday.

A. Split Jerk
175 x 3
185 x 3
195 x 3
205 x 3
215 x 3 PR

First day training in my new weightlifting shoes. Felt GREAT to land on a stable shoe.

B1. Push Press @ 12X1; 3-4 x 5; rest 2 min
175 x 4
175 x 4
175 x 4
175 x 4
175 x 4

B2. CTB Chin Ups - 20 unbroken x 5; rest 2 min

20 UB
20 UB (broke rhythm at 17)
18 UB (broke rhythm at 11)
14 UB (broke rhythm at 10)
11 UB (broke rhythm at 8)
All butterfly kip, switched to traditional when rhythm broke.

The clutch on my car went this morning....$1100 repair job (AHH), and an 11k bike ride to and from work for a couple days!

Mike Molloy said...

This made my entire freaking day.

I've never regretted my decision to go back to school but there are times when it is financially challenging to live the life I want to live. However, the knowledge that it'll all pay off in the end and the journey itself keep me going strong. Plus, it'll be pretty cool to battle it out for fittest immunologist on the planet once I get that PhD.

That said, I'm lucky in the sense that I'm still a single guy and don't have children that depend on me... yet. To have a fund supporting the people that face more demanding challenges is an incredible gift both to and from the community.

Thanks again to James and the rest of the OPT community.

mhamilton said...

2011 from yesterday

A. 115,135,145,155,165
B1. 135,145,145,145x3,145
B2. 18+2,9+,9+,5+

SJ are getting better. Still hesitant to drop under the bar enough but definitely more aggressive. CTB Chins Ups felt great the first set. Notice an big improvement from even a week ago.

rwcorson said...

Liz & I will definitely help fill the dish.

OPT said...

michael, great idea, will do

new yoak fellas - i'm there for R&R to finally see the big city

mhamilton said...

2011 from yesterday

A. 115,135,145,155,165
B1. 135,145,145,145x3,145
B2. 18+2,9+,9+,5+,5+

SJs are getting better but still hesitant to get under the bar enough.

Soren said...

You have a wide crowd, from all over the planet and we are many who admire your programming, mindset and attitude so when you ask for something, I am certain that anyone who can afford will donate anything! We owe it to you

Soren (a Dane in Australia!!)

dontpanic356 said...

This community never ceases to amaze me. Great Idea. I'm in for a few dollars.

Now if we can only make a Time Dish where athletes could have more time out of their day to exercise.

Hope all is well with everyone. Ive been playing over at the Anvil under Rory and Unit's programming for a bit.