The Strength Lab in Wilmington will be hosting a bench press competition to benefit Chayse Wolf, former Clinton-Massie student injured in an ATV crash in July.
The event is open to anyone and 100 percent of money raised will be donated to the Wolf family.
“You do not have to be a competitive lifter to participate,” said Strength Lab co-owner Bryan Doberdruk. “This competition is about showing your support for Chayse and the Wolf family during this time.”
Organizers are hoping for 200 competitors.
The even will consist of a one-rep max for the bench press, followed by maximum reps – male competitors will use their own body weight while females will use 60 percent of their body weight. Each lifter will receive as much time needed to warm up and as many attempts necessary to attain their one-rep max.
There will be men’s and women’s high school divisions, as well as men’s and women’s open (all ages) division. Prizes have been donated to the winners of each division.
“It’s great to see this community come together,” said Doberdruk. “I have talked with football coaches from Blanchester, Wilmington, East Clinton and Waynesville who are all planning on bringing their teams to the fund rasier. Any other teams or large groups who are interested in coming out can contact the gym for additional times to lift.”
Vital Fitness also has joined the cause, encouraging their members to attend the friendly competition as well.
The event will span three days to make times convenient for competitors. It will begin Friday, August 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, August 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Sunday, August 9, noon to 2 p.m.
Entry fee is $10 per competitor with all funds raised going directly to the Wolf family.
For more information or to contribute to this event, contact Bryan Doberdruk or Chad James at The Strength Lab, 937-383-9000, visit their Facebook page, or their Web site at www.thestrengthlab.com. The Strength Lab is located at 160 Park Drive in Wilmington.