CrossFit gyms in the Omaha area donate around 140 coats in honor of Kerrie Orozco | Live a good life



Members of four local CrossFit gyms donated coats to the North Omaha Boys & Girls Club in honor of Officer Kerrie Orozco. The gym members also tackled a CrossFit workout named and developed for Orozco.



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Members of four local CrossFit gyms donated coats to the North Omaha Boys & Girls Club in honor of Officer Kerrie Orozco.



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Members of four local CrossFit gyms donated approximately 140 coats to the North Omaha Boys & Girls Club in honor of Officer Kerrie Orozco.

There is no shortage of CrossFit gyms in the Omaha metropolitan area.

And because they all know about friendship competitions, a handful of local gyms have started the new year to fight for a good cause.

Iron Hero CrossFit participated together with CrossFit Hydro, CrossFit Viral and CrossFit Elkhorn in a coat action for the Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands. The effort was tied to official CrossFit training in honor of Kerrie Orozco, an Omaha police officer who was killed on duty in 2015.

The gym members donated approximately 140 coats. Volunteers dropped them off at the North Omaha Boys & Girls Club on 26th and Hamilton Streets this week.

CrossFit regularly creates workouts to honor service members who have died in service. When members of Iron Hero CrossFit saw “Kerrie” training, they wanted to add something to honor the fallen officer.

“We wanted to do something to give back to the city,” said Chris Suiter, owner of the gym near 114th Street and West Dodge Road.

One member had the idea to organize a children’s coat ride. After a little research, they found the recipient – the North Omaha Boys & Girls Club. Orozco had volunteered as a baseball coach at the club.

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