LT. Michael P. Murphy
United States Navy (SEAL)
May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005
Our hometown hero, LT Michael P. Murphy hails from Patchogue, NY
The Murph Challenge is the Official annual fundraiser of the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation, presented by Forged®.
Since 2014, Forged® has raised over $1,000,000+ for the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation through The Murph Challenge campaign. In 2018, The Murph Challenge Fundraiser provided a vehicle to raise nearly $250,000 in order to begin construction on the LT Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum/Sea Cadet Training Facility in Long Island, NY! In addition to that, and ONLY with such overwhelming support and success, the Foundation was also able to add four additional scholarships in 2018, now providing the opportunity to award 27 or more scholarships each and every year!
Why We Do the Murph:
Growing up in Patchogue, LT learned how to drive on our roads, played with us on local sports teams and graduated high school with our neighbors. Being military and first responder-friendly, Titan 112 members have connected to him in away that many others haven’t.
US Army member and CrossFit Coach Brandon Reynolds has always done the Murph Challenge, and, once becoming an owner, knew that it was something the gym needed to host. “We decided to do something, since it’s Murphs hometown. We has community feel connected and gotten to know the family over the past few years.”
Starting in 2016, the event has run each spring, growing rapidly with participation and donations raised. In 2018, Titan 112 had the honor of hosting the Murphy family.
“Each year we’ve set higher and higher fundraising goals, inviting more and more groups to get involved. We are grateful to be able to continue to participate and look forward to what this year will bring.”
The ’MURPH’ is more than just a workout, it is a tradition that helps push us, humble us, and dedicate a bit of pain and sweat to honor a man who gave everything he had.