Our Madison Fields Volunteer Day was an absolute success in putting our CrossFit abilities to the test! Six eager members, (Matt, Craig, Nancy, Carlotta, Diana, and Raymond) came out to Dickerson, MD on Saturday to help move bales of hay from the horses main barn to a side barn. Strategy was an assembly line structure- two breaking down the original piles, two wheel barreling hay bales to the side barn, and two playing a fun game of Tetris to stack them into new piles. Cheering and motivation was brought by pearl the pig, and olive the pup- and of course the occasional treat request. What was at first a plan to only move one large pile, quickly turned into moving both piles to the other barn. It seems our fitness is paying off! Check out some fun photos from the event below. 🙂
Madison Fields is a project of Madison House Autism Foundation. It is a non-profit 400 acre agricultural resource center based in Gaithersburg, and was founded in 2007. It was originally created to address the challenges that adults with autism face and has become so much more. Unknown to most, when children with autism become adults, they can no longer receive federally mandated accommodations that the public school system provides. This leaves them without the support needed throughout adulthood to continue growth and give them equal opportunity to live a normal life. Madison Fields is the bridge between the gap. They aid those of all abilities in gaining access to education, recreation, job readiness training, and allow them to connect with others. They work with adults and children with autism or other intellectual or developmental disabilities, wounded war veterans, elderly, local artists, students, cause-driven organizations, and local community members.
To learn more, click the link below the photos: