JWC RECORD BREAKER : LIFTING FAITH
by Thom Van Vleck
Oct. 29 we will be attempting a feat never before seen in the USAWA. Quite frankly, I wonder what I was thinking when I dreamed this up! We will attempt to break 100 USAWA records in about 2 hours for charity.
Last year I had my first ever JWC Record day and we had a blast. This year I decided to combine it with our annual school fundraiser to try and get pledges for each record we break. This money will go towards funding the Faith Lutheran School. This school has over 150 students from preschool to 3rd grade. Most of these students don’t attend our Church, and many do not have a Church home at all. So the money is more than just about giving to a Church but to a school that reaches out to many different families and children.
I have decided to call it “Lifting Faith” because we are lifting weights to benefit Faith Lutheran School. I already have several athletes who have committed to this feat and I am looking for more! There is no entry fee and no awards, just the satisfaction of not only breaking individual records, but being part of a 100 record breaking day, AND raising money for a good cause.
I will be going out and getting pledges for each record we break. If we break 50 records and I have pledge totaling $10 per record, we raise $500 and if we break 100 records it will be $1000! So, it’s important that we break as many as possible with the maximum being 100! I will have loaders and spotters there and I will have a lifting platform and a warm up platform. We will likely have over 500 people, most of them kids, in attendance and towards the end, we will be the CENTER of the event! I will have someone running a tote board to update progress and multiplying that by pledges to show an every rising dollar amount. I will have an emcee and a PA system. At the end, the JWC will do our strongman show as part of a finale the evenings festivities.
All YOU need to do is BE THERE and be READY to break some records!!!!!
Contact me as soon as possible to verify your attendance. I need all entries by Oct. 25th, NO LATE entries due to the need to develop a flow chart of records. Also, due to the time limits, when it’s your time to lift, you need to be ready! We will be moving quickly!! No chain lifts, only platform lifts!
Be a part of the record day to beat all record days!
Here is my contact info:
Thom Van Vleck
660 341 1755