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CrossFit Gives $25,000 to duPont Hospital in Honor of Esmond Family

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Christy Fleming
Christy Fleming
The managing editor of TownSquareDelaware.com, Christy Fleming also supports a variety of non-profit initiatives in Delaware. Her background includes positions in public relations, advertising and journalism.

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CrossFit Riverfront gym presented a check today for $25,000 to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in honor of Sean and Ryan Esmond, the two young brothers who have been cared for at the hospital since their exposure to pesticides while on a family vacation in St. John in March.  The Esmond boys are members of CrossFit, where they visited regularly and developed a friendship with head trainer Kirsten Stallone. Kirsten and CrossFit Riverfront owners Meredith and Tony Ruggio were excited to hug and visit with the boys today, and the Esmonds were coached to get better soon so they can re-join their friends in the gym.

Stallone organized a fundraiser at the gym which quickly became oversubscribed. They accommodated some 300 participants, staged a silent auction and raffle, started a GoFundMe campaign, and even reached out to one of the Esmond’s former trainers who moved out west and joined a CrossFit there. He held a similar fundraiser for the boys. “We started with a goal of raising $2,500 in honor of the Esmonds. But then the enthusiasm started to build and we thought of a few more ways to raise money. We were very excited to raise $25,000,” said Stallone.


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