Pull for Pride Minneapolis
Deadlifting Competition & Fundraiser Returns June 23
Inclusive Event Hosted by The Movement Minneapolis & Women’s Strength Coalition
Highlights the Strength of Community, Supports Area Homeless Youth
Pull for Pride Minneapolis, co-hosted by local gym The Movement Minneapolis and Women’s Strength Coalition, returns for a second year to test the strength of local lifters while having fun, building awareness and raising money to support Minneapolis’ homeless youth.
Fifty lifter-fundraisers will take turns deadlifting progressively higher weights, aiming to match dollar for pound to help lift up 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 to the ground. It is a simple lift imbued with meaning: coming forward to face a challenge and succeeding through the simple mechanism of one’s own strength.
In true Pride fashion, this deadlift-only meet is completely inclusive of all people and strength/skill levels. Unlike traditional meets, Pull for Pride is non-gender specific (open to trans and cis, intersex, agender, non-binary, women, men) and prescribes no dress code or weight class.
All proceeds from Pull for Pride Minneapolis will benefit Avenues for Homeless Youth, a nonprofit dedicated to providing housing, basic needs and supportive services to help homeless youth, so often a segment of our population that feels powerless in the face of trauma and abuse. Avenues is one of the few host home programs available for GLBT homeless youth. To learn more, visit avenuesforyouth.org.
Saturday, June 23
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
This fun and festive event will include a DJ, food trucks, raffle giveaways and informational and sponsor booths.
Deadlifting heats will take place at 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30, with a short awards ceremony at the end.
About The Movement Minneapolis:
The Movement Minneapolis is a strength-based gym in Uptown Minneapolis whose foundational philosophy can be summed up with the Arthur Ashe quote, “Start where you are. Do what you can.” The inclusive gym fosters physical strength as well as mental, emotional and social strength. Community service is as much a part of The Movement Minneapolis as is lifting heavy weights. For more information, visit movementminneapolis.com.
About Women’s Strength Coalition:
The Women’s Strength Coalition is a 501(c)3 organization that provides support, visibility, and a network for existing nonprofits that align with our mission. We envision a future with a strong network of affiliate gyms, sponsored training and educational opportunities, and a community that excels in providing strength for all. For more information, visit womensstrengthcoalition.com.