Join us for a fun-filled weekend of freedom, family and fitness benefitting Guardian for Heroes.

The Mid-American Championship (MAC) is a 3-day fitness competition held at Bentonville High School Tiger Stadium presented by CrossFit NWA.

CrossFit NWA and Guardian for Heroes are joining to bring a Labor Day event to NWA that raises awareness about the importance of fitness (especially for veterans) and raises funds for GFH charity (which provides gym equipment/memberships and counseling to those returning from active duty).

The opening ceremony will be Friday night at 5:30 pm.

- Field will be lined by 300 CrossFit athletes - including ---Crossfit National Pros with Adaptive Athletes (injured veterans)
- Flags will be presented by local Marine color guard
- Local celebrity and Cross Church worship leader Julio Arriola will sing the national anthem
- Followed by Black Hawk Helicopter entrance with Jeff Kyle (Chris's brother) and Talon Smith (TV celebrity and Chris's friend)
- Jeff and Talon will lead the entire group of Crossfit competitors in Chris Kyle's WOD (workout of the day) to officially kick off the games

- Friday Night:
Concert by MercyMe, nationally recognized Christian band at Cross Church Pinnacle Hills. Tickets purchased for this event do NOT include admission into this concert. To purchase MercyMe tickets, please click HERE.

- Saturday:
CrossFit competition with fitness and food vendors

Sunday Afternoon:
Freedom, Family & Fitness Festival at BHS featuring food vendors and music by local worship bands from First Baptist Church Bentonville, Cross Church Pinnacle Hills, Keypoint Church and Fellowship Church. Tickets for Sunday are NOT available on this page. To purchase these tickets, click HERE.

About the Guardian for Heroes Foundation
Guardian for Heroes is dedicated to serving those who served us:
Supporting Combat Veterans from the inside out as they acclimate to civilian life
Overcoming physical & psychological affects of combat by building inner & outer strength
Provide assistance through health, wellness and fitness - both Physical Fitness (gym equipment and memberships) and Mental Fitness (life coaching)

How Guardian for Heroes started...
Following four tours in Iraq, CPO Chris Kyle, U.S. Navy SEAL, came home and realized how important healthy physical exercise is a stress-relief mechanism for both himself and his brothers-in-arms, many of who needed special accommodations to exercise.
Chris, his brother Jeff, and friend Talon Smith founded Guardian for Heroes Foundation in 2009 to provide free in-home fitness equipment, health club memberships, rehabilitation programs, and comprehensive support to veterans with disabilities, Gold Star families, and those struggling with Post Traumatic Stress.
Price Deadline:
September 4th General Admission
September 5th General Admission
September 6th General Admission
Full 3-Day General Admission