Lift-A-Thon to benefit Toys for Tots

Staff report

VANDALIA – M-Power Sports Performance is pleased to announce its First Annual “Turkey Lift-A-Thon” to benefit Toys for Tots. The event will be held Thanksgiving morning from 9 a.m. to noon at the Vandalia Recreation Center. It is open to the public.

Participants will bench pressing frozen turkeys suspended on a barbell for reps to raise money for Toys for Tots. There will be two stations with big and small turkeys and a third station for kids (for youngsters Cornish hens mounted on a plastic PVC pipe.)

Get your pledge sheet from the Vandalia Recreation Center front desk and collect pledges per lift. For example .25 cents per lift x 20 = $5.00 pledge. You can also set a maximum pledge.

This event is for students, fitness enthusiasts, athletes, powerlifters, or any adult that wants to have some fun at a fun charity event. If you don’t want to participate, come cheer on our lifters. It’s a great opportunity to work off some of that Thanksgiving dinner in advance and join us for a fun morning.

Serious lifters that don’t want to pledge come challenge Mike Baker at 11 a.m. by contributing $20 to Toys for Tots to see if you can beat my total.

Pick up a pledge sheet at the VRC front desk and call Mike Baker at 937-469-6242 for more information.

Staff report