Hi Everyone, my parish of St. Timothy Catholic Church in San Mateo, CA is in the process of a multi-phased project to repair and refurbish the parish gymnasium. A facility that is over 50 years old, the gymnasium serves the school indoor sports functions, seasonal events, and meeting area. For the parish, various functions are held for fellowship, spiritual enrichment, and community gatherings.
In recent years, the original roof has been leaking during the winter/spring months. The original floors are in dire need of repair. Without these repairs, the parish and school will not be able to serve the interests of the community and students.
The parish is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, September 30. I am unable to take part in the event because I am participating in a weightlifting competition in Elk Grove, CA. Still wanting to help raise money for the parish, I have decided to use my competition as an opportunity to raise money for the parish.
The competition is a deadlift meet. I will be performing 3 attempts to deadlift the heaviest weight possible.
You can donate a flat amout or pledge an amount per pound. If you are interested in an amount per pound, my current personal best is 430lbs, and my goal is to hit 460lbs by the competition. You can do the math, so if you're pledging $1 per pound, AWESOME! 5 to 20 cents per pound is more reasonable, then that's cool as well :). Just comment the amount you are hoping me to hit. If I hit it, great! If not, can you donate, anyways? :p
If you would much rather donate to me directly, let me know. 100% of funds given to me directly will go straight to St. Timothy
Raising money for the parish hits home in a number of ways: My wife grew up in this parish and also attended school from K-8th grade. Her family is also still very involved in parish and school activities. My son is in the 1st grade at St. Timothy School, and I would love for him and his school-mates to enjoy the benefits of a refurbished gym.
Thank you in advance for your time, prayers, and treasure to help me help my parish. God bless you all!