Pull For Pride Atlanta
EVENT DATE: Jun 16, 2018
Pull For Pride is a nationwide deadlifting fundraiser, open to all gender identities and experience levels. Participants will be raising $1 for every pound they plan to lift, to uplift homeless youth around the country. All seven Pull For Pride events will be fundraising for nonprofits in their community that provide direct support to LGBTQ youth struggling with homelessness.
Go to PullForPride.com for more information on this powerhouse event.
Who Pull For Pride Atlanta is Helping: Lost N Found Youth
Lost N Found Youth Atlanta's primary services include: 24/7 phone, texts, and email response • Emergency and transitional housing • Emergency clothing and food for youth on the street • Mental health evaluations and counseling • Referrals to HIV/STD testing, health and dental services • Assistance for lost or stolen birth certificates, driver’s licenses or state ID cards • Referrals to GED training/testing and other education resources • Resume writing/editing and interview skills training
About The Event:
At the event over 60 lifter-fundraisers will take turns deadlifting progressively higher weights, aiming to match dollar for pound to help lift up these often-unnoticed homeless youth. The deadlift, for the uninitiated, involves stepping up behind a loaded barbell, grasping the bar, standing up with the weight, and setting it back down on the ground. It is a simple lift that is imbued with meaning: coming forward to face a challenge, and succeeding through the simple mechanism of one’s own strength.