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Blossom, a 1-year-old service dog from 1Pet1Vet, decides to take it easy while the people do all the hard work at CrossFit Mokena’s charity fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 17. All of the proceeds from the day went toward 1Pet1Vet, which trains and supplies service dogs for veterans at no cost to the vets. Photos by T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media
Jordan Jadzak (front), 10, of Homer Glen, works out with CrossFit Mokena Co-owner Jason Neighbors (middle) and Ashton Bengala, 5, of New Lenox, at CrossFit Mokena’s charity fundraiser for 1Pet1Vet, a nonprofit that trains and donates service dogs to veterans, on Sunday, Sept. 17.
Training Director at 1Pet1Vet Peggy Moran looks on with 1-year-old service dog in-training Blossom. Behind the pair are some of the items that were donated to the gym’s silent raffle for the charity.
Blossom can hardly bear to watch 25 people at a time, every half hour, work and sweat to raise funds for her charity. CrossFit Mokena raised $4,600 for 1Pet1Vet.
T.J. Kremer III, Editor
3:09 pm CDT September 18, 2017
When CrossFit Mokena co-owner Christie Neighbors said she wanted to double from last year the amount her gym would donate to charity, she sounded optimistic.