Limited Schedule Monday and Tuesday

I will be in South Dakota from Sunday-Wednesday for the funeral of my friend Kevin Casey, so we will have a limited schedule for the beginning of the week.  Thank you to Nate and Bridget for taking on additional classes this week and to our members for understanding the need for a limited schedule this week.

Monday- 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm

Tuesday- 10:00am, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm

Wednesday- full schedule (be kind to Nate 5:30am crew)

 

As some of you know, right after graduating college I moved to South Dakota and taught for three years.  Thousands of miles from home and at first knowing no one, while there I learned more about community and what it really means to take care of those around you then perhaps I ever had.  The lessons I learned there have carried over into my life today and my vocation as a CrossFit coach as I try to emulate the good will and hospitality of the people I met there.

One of those people was Kevin Casey.  Kevin was the husband of one my co-workers and best friends, Mary.  Father of four children, Kevin was the definition of a good father, caring husband, and loyal friend.  While in South Dakota he did so much for me, from coming over to switch light bulbs and spray for spiders in my apartment, to teaching me to shoot and taking me on my first pheasant hunting trip.  When I was set on buying the big blue Dodge Ram, he insisted that he come with me and take it for a test drive and make sure I wasn’t getting a lemon. He owned an 8000 acre buffalo ranch and would always make sure I had plenty of buffalo meat in the freezer, and even took my mom and I on a tour of the ranch when she came to visit.  He knew my love for cowboys and took me to the rodeo and got me into the “Cowboy Bar” to hang out and drink with all the real cowboys.  The Caseys were like a second family to me while I was in South Dakota, taking me in as if I was one of their own and helping to make me the person I am today.

Kevin Casey was the type of human being that seems to good to be true- there for you whenever you needed him to be, from the big things to the little things and everything in between.  One of the funniest and most genuine men I have ever met, I feel blessed to have known him.  The lessons he taught me have left and indelible mark on me, how I interact with others, and how I coach.

Thank you for your understanding in our limited class schedule as I go mourn the loss of this great man and spend time with his family.

The Caseys at the Ranch

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