Crossfit Integrity hosts Memorial Workout for church victims

VIDEO: Crossfit Integrity hosts Memorial Workout for church victims
Published: Jun. 28, 2015 at 2:40 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2015 at 3:43 PM EDT
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WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Crossfit Integrity in West Ashley hosted a memorial workout to benefit the families of the nine victims of the Emanuel AME church shooting that took place last week in Charleston.

Athletes performed nine minutes of lifting weights and doing various exercises in honor of each victim.

"It's a great honor and pleasure to be able to have the opportunity to do this," said Brian Kost, a participant, "Not only to have the community that we have inside the gym, but all around the Charleston area, that these guys come together and support a good cause."

All proceeds from the workout will be donated to Mother Emanuel Hope fund.

To donate to the Hope fund, text 'prayforcharleston' to (843) 606-5995. After texting to the number, you will be able to enter your name and donation amount. You will then be sent a receipt for your payment. This number is for texting only, and contributions cannot be made by calling.

You can also visit this address:

Donations by check can be mailed to the following address:

Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
C/O City of Charleston
P.O. Box 304

Charleston, SC 29402

Cash and check donations can also be made by going into any Wells Fargo bank branch in Charleston and donating to the "Mother Emanuel Hope Fund." In the memo field, note that the check is to donate to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund.

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