Operation Strawberry Fields – F3 Booth at Strawberry Festival

  • QIC: Old Bay
  • When: 05/04/2018
  • Posted In: Pre-Blast

  • When: May 4 (4pm-11pm) and May 5 (10am-10pm)
  • Where: F3 Booth at WEP
  • Sign-up Genius: Sign-up Page

There’s no doubt, the Strawberry Festival draws more people to For Mill than any other annual event.  Thus, it is a tremendous opportunity to reach #SadClowns that need F3 and may not even realize it.  To seize this opportunity, F3 TheFort has reserved a booth space to set up a tent and share F3 info.

If you like telling others about F3, we need your help manning the F3 booth.  We’ve set up a Sign-Up Genius page and are encouraging pax to sign up for one or more time slot to “give it away”.

Pax should wear an F3 shirt (and/or hat), if possible. If the only time slots you can make are already filled, feel free to come anyway whenever you can.  We plan to have fliers and other handouts.  We also plan to hand out water, so if you sign, up, please bring a case.

If you have any questions, please contact me: @oldbay_f3.

 

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PREBLAST: FLASH DRIVE!! Yeti Snack Drive for CAH Guidance

Winter is here, and so is THE YETI!! I know just hearing that word gets you all excited. I am. You should be too. It will be EPIC!!!!

For those PAX who will be there (participating or whatever), I ask that you make it more than just a CSAUP.

The children of CAH Guidance need you. They also need cereal, A LOT of cereal – the go-to breakfast, snack, and substitute meal for a lot of teens. If you have one I am sure you know they eat it in bulk. We are asking those who will be participating in the Yeti, those who will be helping facilitate or assist with it, or those showing up to participate in the fellowship during or after to bring in a box (or more) of cereal for Guidance.

  • There are mostly teens at Guidance now, so remember that when choosing the cereal.
  • I will collect them in my big blue truck.  I will be running the Yeti, so I can collect them before the start. I will also collect them afterwards during the epic 2nd F at the BBQ feast.
  • For those who want to drop donations off while I may be out suffering, I mean killing it – I will leave my tailgate unlocked. Leave it in there. Look for a bright blue 4 door F-150 FX4 with F3 and Ragnar on the back Window. Please shut the tailgate when done.
  • I will drive them down to Guidance later that day.
  • IF you are participating and want to collect some from PAX who you regularly interface with, then bring it with you……that would be AWESOME!!! Challenge for site/AO Q’s……

My apologies for the short notice, but sometimes last-minute picks can bear alot of perfectly ripe fruit.

The PAX of F3 The Fort, Rock Hill, and York have a great thing going at CAH Guidance. We meet with the young men there regularly not just to workout, but teach them the F3 way, mentor them, bring Him into their lives more, and just be a male role model and positive presence in their lives in this tough time they’re going through. The youth there are amazing, wonderful, good kids that are dealing with something no kid should have to.  It has had a great positive impact on them, helping them see that there is a positive future for them and that they are indeed part of something bigger than themselves.

But we need the PAX help in many ways to plant, serve, and GROW our presence there to help invigorate the young leaders within them. Please consider helping in any way you can.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

God Bless,
-NASA and Dawg Pound

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BREWRUCK 002- Preblast

It was so good the first time, that we decided to bring it back, BREWRUCK 002 is back!

Saturday March 31, 2018 – 10-12 miles with 4-5 homebrew stops, route and stops being finalized.

We’ll continue with our charitable focus on this event, instead of filling your ruck with 30lb plate, fill it with 30lbs of canned goods and we’ll collect and donate to Fort Mill Care Center!

Lastly, yes, yes there will be patches, thanks to Davinci for a B.A. design.

Patches are available for $10/patch, max 50 patchs available, first come first serve. $10 covers the patch plus beer/snack costs along the route.

Can’t make the event but still want a patch, no problem, just place you order ASAP, $6 just for patch.

You can order your patch now by sending $ to WWL via PayPal (Justin.LaRoche@yahoo.com), patches can be received at the event or in the gloom.

Please signup for the event so we have an accurate headcount for beer planning.

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Marriage Retreat Feb 23-25, 2018

  • QIC: CSPAN
  • When: 02/23/2018
  • Posted In: Pre-Blast
WHO : #HIM & Their #M or girlfriend
WHAT: Marriage Retreat #WeekendtoRemember #Asheville
WHEN: 2/23/2018 – 2/25/2018
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville
One Resort Drive
Asheville, NC 28806-3815
WHY: There are many benefits to a marriage getaway. It’s an opportunity for you and your spouse to get away from life’s distractions and just focus on each other. This gives you opportunities to talk about things you would not otherwise discuss that are important for developing your relationship. You have the chance to listen to gifted speakers talk about things that every couple faces, learn time-tested tools to help strengthen your marriage and hear real-life stories from the speakers about their own marriages. Couple’s projects are used to apply the truths in practical ways to your own marriage during and after the weekend. Also, the “date night” on Saturday offers you and your spouse the opportunity to spend a romantic evening alone.
Here is an example of the itinerary http://familylifeministries.org/itinerary/
Here is how you sign up https://shop.familylife.com/p-5039-asheville.aspx?groupName=f3nation&webSyncID=7c86e5eb-ea7c-7ea2-9bed-75b69b78ca23&sessionGUID=1a1ec721-3c90-5776-18b9-d84ae4823215&_ga=2.255187720.1896578003.1507926622-1835629402.1507389401
Use our code of F3Nation at registration at get half price until January 29 
We have no discounts on lodging…we are staying at the Crowne Plaza…we got our rooms for $138
Contact CSPAN, Brickhouse, or Cobra Kai with any questions and yes we will probably get at least one F3 bootcamp in
Here is a corny promo video…remember you will spend twice the amount of time and money on BRR, GR Tough, or P200…are you ready to train for a better marriage?

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If you enjoy doing stupid things, Yeti 2018 is for you!

The fact that I know so many men who are willing to undertake what Zima comes up with does occasionally make me question my life choices.  You will earn your patch/shirt with this one (link for that forthcoming).  Go solo or find some friends to tag team with and grind thru the best Yeti route yet!

 

Start Times

5:00 AM (Rucking Group)
6:30 AM (Running Group)
7:00 AM (Run/Bike Group*)

 

The Thang…

  • GC to Pantheon: 1.10 miles
  • PAINtheon Games Light
  • Pantheon to Colosseum: 2.30 (3.40)
  • Colosseum BC (Use the Hill)
  • Colosseum to Run n Gun 5.00 (8.40)
  • Run n Gun BC
  • RnG to Laces In/Out 3.00 (11.40)
  • Pick LI or LO workout
  • LILO to WEP 2.00 (13.40)
  • WEP BC
  • End Run to Endex 4.60 (18.00)

See the route here

 

Celebrate your conquering with beer and BBQ at Fort Mill BBQ immediately following.

 

 

Sign up here

 

 

 

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Paradise Reading Center

PAX!! As you know we have been engaging with the Paradise community and the experience has been awesome! We now have a chance to become even more ingrained with the community through the Paradise Reading Center. The Reading Center takes place every Monday and Wednesday from 4PM-5PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church 601 Joe Louis St. Fort Mill,SC 29715. The kids are doing homework and reading and we have the opportunity to assist or listen. This is  a great opportunity for us to mentor and encourage beyond the workout. Looking to get a schedule with 4-8 PAX each session starting 1/8/17 and going throughout the school year. See link to sign up. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11ak80g7L12X6hCDN1_h5cSUemDlqWzBdgMyJII1RHy4

Looking forward to the PAX continued effort and making an everlasting impact in the Paradise community! Reach out to Copay or Deacon with any questions or to get on the schedule for session(s)

Aye

-Copay

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2018 Kick-off 1st F Convergence – #218in18 Sad Clown EH-a-thon

A brand new year is upon us! As we all know, it is a time for new beginnings, new goals, new habits, and renewed interest to break vices. For us, it is a time to celebrate another year focused on becoming better men through this organization called F3. To do that, we are going to CONVERGE on Friday, January 12th @ 0515 @ the Harris Teeter (Baxter) parking lot (1750 Highway 160 W, West Town Market, Fort Mill, SC 29708).

With the new year and our #218in18 campaign, its a perfect time to headlock the sad clowns around us, many of whom are setting goals to become better men themselves. We know these sad clowns are excuse ninjas (here are the top 5), but we were once them and have all the tools we need to break them down over the next 2 weeks. So, let’s each focus on getting at least ONE FNG out there with us that morning. You know who they are, work to get them there.

The format of the workout will be SIMPLE. One option (regular bootcamp) split amongst 3 Qs. Look for an announcement soon with the Qs.

Last, but not least, we will be having a 3rd F Convergence right after at Eternal Church (right behind Zaxby’s) from 6:15 – 7:00 led by Gekko. We’ll be reflecting on our #OneWord for 2017 and sharing our #OneWord for 2018. Look for the PreBlast soon!

Let’s get on this guys. NOW is the time to start EH’ing! Get ‘er done!

– Ginsu

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Pre-Blast: 218 in ’18

In 2018, the 1st F for F3theFort will be focusing on Growth & Consistency. We want to focus on GROWING the number of PAX not simply to increase our numbers. Rather, so that other men can reap the same rewards that F3 affords us every day: opportunities to lead, be held accountable, experience brotherhood, and push ourselves physically. If we continue to do this one PAX at a time, we slowly change our community.

We want to focus on CONSISTENCY so that we can maintain the standards and values that we have all come to expect and appreciate every time we post in the gloom.

In an effort to challenge ourselves to focus on Growth this year, your Fort Leadership Team is proud to announce the 218 in ’18 initiative. Our goal for this coming year will be to add 218 more consistently attending PAX. This may seem like a big number, but when put in the proper context, it is completely reasonable & achievable. That is 1 FNG for every 2 active members for the entire year, or roughly 1 FNG every 1.5 months for each AO.

However, as I mentioned before, we do not want to grow just for growth’s sake. We want to make sure that the new guys that join us this year stick with us so that they can reap the reward. So, I encourage you to headlock your neighbors, coworkers, friends, pizza delivery guys, insurance agents, and pretty much anyone who will talk to you. HOWEVER, EH’ing does not end after their first post…it continues until that new PAX no longer needs the constant encouragement to get our of the fartsack and in the gloom.

With that said, I encourage all of you to start early this year. Let’s get a jump on our goal by inviting FNGs to join us at our 2018 Kickoff Convergence on Friday, January 12th. There’s a high likelihood these sad clowns will have made resolutions to 1) get in shape and 2) save money in the new year….2 birds/1 stone. Gears and Old Bay will keep us honest through the year with a weekly SadClown-ometer included in the newsletter.

Let’s do this!

– Ginsu

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JOE DAVIS + SPEED FOR NEED = IMPACT

In just under a month, we will have an opportunity to run one of the best races of the year which has become our Signature Fort Race, The Joe Davis Run for Recovery.

This year is going to be particularly special in that we will also be adding the opportunity to push race chariots for SPEED FOR NEED.

Here’s how you get involved, if you know of someone who has a child with a disability, someone who has a child whose home has been affected by addiction, or a child in some other kind of need, then DM Dark Helmet on Twitter and let him know. If you would like to help push, let him know.

We have a chance to have as many as 6 chairs there (several are already spoken for, but some are empty). That’s the most of any race yet…

So man up! Register, find a “Track Commander” to push, and let’s get after it!

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THE PAX OF FORT PLEDGES TO HELP ANOTHER BROTHER AND HIS FAMILY OUT

Its Christmas time and the word of the month is giving so I am asking if you would take moments pray about giving to help a fellow pax. Last year Stang got the Fort and the Rock pax to donate gift cards, cash and presents for me and my family.  This was huge for me and my family, with that  being said I feel the need to help a fellow pax and give back. I have been in touch with our pax of the Fort looking for someone to help out. This morning in COT it was mentioned by Destiny that a fellow pax’s son has just been diagnosed with leukemia and his wife is pregnant with twins. Then again Ginsu and Rock thrill had a tweet about it and come to find out it is an Area51  pax named Bout time his sons name is Jennings. This hits close to home and just knew this is who we need to help this year. a few

If I have never had the pleasure of posting with you in the Gloom I would like to take a second and share my story, Dec 2015 on Christmas eve my 2.5 year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia ALL Type B, on Christmas day she had surgery to have a port installed and her first 3 rounds of chemo. We spent Christmas in the hospital and I broke down never cried so hard in my life. I reached out to God prayed that everything will be okay and about 10 min later after the took my daughter back for surgery he answered my pray because a peace just came over me and heard the words its going to be okay.  The last 2 years have been a hard 2 years with ups and downs but also have enlightened me, allowed me to get closer to God.  It also allowed me to become apart of F3 with out the men of this group not sure where I would be mentally and physically today. I like to thank you for the push the words of encouragement.

 

I am asking pax to give what your heart tells you. Prayers gift cards, cash etc. I have seen what awesome pax you can be when challenged to give you all always go above and beyond.

See your site Q’s for collections and or Dark helmet , Stang, Witch hunt, Royale and Cornerstone, we want to wrap it up by 12/22/17

 

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Proverbs 18:16

A gift opens the way
and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.

Luke 6:38

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

 

Thanks Again HIMS

Cornerstone

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