- Posted October 17, 2013 by
Flat Rock, Michigan
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Tell us the Good Stuff!
Powerlifters go for world records while raising funds to help kids with cancer
These powerlifters are raising a lot of money and impacting some pretty amazing kids and families. They are not doing this for medals or trophies. This is a grass roots effort and being held in one of the most economically hard hit areas of the nation - Detroit.
More information can be found on our church website; http://www.kirbychurch.com/#/calendar/relentless-detroit
We will have a special "Relentless Sunday" on Sunday, October 27th with an exhibition lift by a local power lifter - interview with one of the families and explanation of the upcoming event as well. Please let me know if I can answer any questions.
2773 Will Carleton Road
Flat Rock, MI 48134
The Relentless Detroit Foundation, in collaboration with Detroit Barbell and Kirby Church, was created to raise money, awareness and support for families with children diagnosed with life threatening illnesses.
The foundation raises the bulk of the money donated by hosting a yearly powerlifting meet. Power lifters from the United States and Canada come together for this event after spending months training and raising funds to support the families involved. This event is modeled after a powerlifting fundraiser that takes place annually in Minnesota. Relentless Detroit and Relentless Minnesota work closely to support each other during both events.
Leading up to the Relentless Detroit powerlifting meet other fundraisers are coordinated by Relentless Detroit supporters. These events help cover operating costs associated with the meet, in addition to funds for the families. The events that take place outside of the two day powerlifting meet also facilitate relationships between the lifters, families and everyone involved. This is truly where you see the support and awareness come into action. Our goal is to not only raise money for these families, but also help strengthen and add to their existing support system.
Additional support for Relentless Detroit comes from Detroit Barbell, Kirby Church, Nover Solutions, Nubreed Nutrition, Randal Whately, Walmart and other local businesses. Operating costs include, but are not limited to, design and printing of promotional materials including flyers, tickets, t-shirts, etc. These items are used to promote the event and also sold to raise awareness and additional funds for the families. All man power to plan, coordinate, and operate this event is volunteered. The event venue and equipment used are donated by Detroit Barbell and Kirby Church.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to look over this information and also considering Relentless Detroit a meaningful cause to become involved with.