Pull For Pride Richmond
EVENT DATE: Jun 16, 2018
Hosted By Balance Richmond
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.
The event will benefit both Diversity Richmond & Side by Side. Together, along with other community partners, these organizations coordinate hotel stays, clothing, food, and other resources for those most in need in the LGBTQ+ community. Diversity Richmond serves as Central Virginia’s LGBTQ+ community center, providing social events, free meeting spaces, financial support and other resources for the community.
Diversity Richmond envisions a community where LGBTQ+ citizens are treated with respect and dignity, and their unique gifts are championed and celebrated, thereby strengthening our community.
Side by Side is Central Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth organization, providing support groups, counseling, and services. They are dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish.
About The Event: At the event, 50 to 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.