Tigers starting "Lift-a-thon"
The Green Forest Tigers are taking part in the second annual "Lift a thon." All Tiger athletes in grades 7-12 will be looking for sponsors to help raise money for kettle bells, battling ropes, parachutes, plyo-boxes and to build a sand run.
Each penny raised is equal to one pound. At the end of April, each athlete will have a weight test. They will test on power clean, bench press, parallel squat and incline bench press. If someone pledges one cent and their athlete lifts 500 total pounds, that is $5 raised.
Athletic Director Bobby Bishop pointed out that gaining these tools will be a great way for Green Forest athletics to improve.
"We feel that it's important to offer our athletes a wide variety of equipment to build functional speed and strength that will aid them in developing athleticism, which will transfer to success in all of our sports." Bishop said.
Last year, the Tigers raised $7,000 and Green Forest purchased new barbells, weights, sleds, sledgehammers and built a training hill. Bishop said he hopes to exceed that amount this year, but appreciates any sponsorships or donations.