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Vekter Games use fitness competition to test athletes, encourage donations

Vekter Games use fitness competition to test athletes, encourage donations

Last month, Gary and Alea Helmick experienced the feeling of being in the spotlight in their sport, placing fifth in their respective divisions in the Atlantic Regional to qualify for the Reebok CrossFit Games next month in Carson, Calif.

Now, by hosting the second annual Vekter Games next weekend, the husband and wife team want to help others around them feel the same way.

The Helmicks, who opened CrossFit ReVamped in Columbia in 2012, have made major changes to the event, which last year drew more than 300 spectators and nearly 200 athletes to their Howard County facility.

The Vekter Games will again pit two-person teams against each other in a test of fitness, but...

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