Strength is: Cedarville Mens Soccer

Men's Soccer 9/6/2019

Fritz & Friends guests of @CUSoccer on Saturday

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - It will be much more than just a game when the Yellow Jackets take on California PA in men's soccer on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. EDT.

It's 'Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Night' with the Jackets hosting Bryant and Sarah Krieger along with their four children.

In February of 2017, the Kriegers youngest son, Fritz, now 3 years old, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The fatal disease is a genetic disorder that affects mostly boys with the muscles becoming weaker with each passing day.

Boys typically don't survive their mid-20's and there is no cure.

The CU Men's Soccer team will be raising money and support for Fritz & Friends and all of those affected by the disease.

Learn more about Fritz & Friends.


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To read a player’s take on the game click here

Fritz's Barbershop Opens!

Starting January 2019, new ownership of a Downtown Mesa Barbershop will help bring strength to Duchenne.

Fritz’s uncle and barber, Daniel Dehoyos, along with Fritz’s parents have partnered together in becoming new owners of a 1946 barbershop located in the heart of Downtown Mesa. They have chosen to name the shop in Fritz’s honor, with hopes of bringing awareness to Duchenne.

The Barbershop will offer FREE HAIRCUTS to any boys living with Duchenne as well as their fathers, brothers and caregiver!

To learn more about the shop you can follow them on instagram @fritzsbarbershop or visit their website!


Fritz&Friends had a successful and memorable morning at the 2018 MDA Muscle Walk. We want to thank each and every person who came out to walk with us! Fritz&Friends was well represented and our family came away refreshed, encouraged, and filled with more strength knowing we do not have to walk this Duchenne journey alone. 

Crossfit Vibe Gives Strength to Duchenne

A couple months ago, we had someone reach out to us via our 'partner page,' inquiring about hosting an event at her Crossfit Gym in Costa Mesa, CA to help raise money for Duchenne. So on May 18, we packed up and drove over to Cali to meet a group of people we've never met before to share our story, and help bring strength to Duchenne. Jenny, the woman who initially contacted us, put on a successful event with over 60 participants. She sold shirts with the Gym's logo, as well as Fritz&Friends, and also asked for donation. Because of Jenny's strength, initiative, generosity, and selflessness we were able to raise $2,000 in just one Saturday morning. The money raised will be given to research in efforts to bring strength to Duchenne via a form of medicine and/or therapy to better the quality of life for those living with Duchenne. A big thank you to Jenny and Crossfit Vibe for using their strength to bring strength to Duchenne!


Lindsey Valenzuela Gives Strength to Duchenne


On Feb. 10, 2018 Professional Crossfit Athlete Lindsey Valenzuela, and the community at Autumo Crossfit Gym, in Moorpark, CA came together to give strength to Fritz, and the Duchenne community. Exactly one year after Fritz's diagnosis, this particular crossfit community came together and did a workout in honor of Fritz, with various numbers in the workout representing important dates for Fritz and his family.


Overall the gym was able to raise just over $2500 for Fritz&Friends which will go toward research in efforts to improve the lives of those living with Duchenne. The community also gave the family tickets to Disneyland along with spending money in efforts to help the family create life-long memories. 

“We are so incredibly grateful for Lindsey; her gym and community. They are living proof that although one aspect of strength is muscle, strength is so much more. We are so thankful they chose to use their strength to give us strength!”
-Sarah Krieger