SUPPORT THE ALI FORNEY CENTER

The Ali Forney Center encircles youth with quality services in an LGBTQ-Positive environment. Given the discrimination and harassment that so many of these young adults have faced, they need comprehensive support and encouragement to develop pride and security in their LGBTQ identities.  AFC’s clients come from all walks of life. More than 80% are kicked out of their homes for being who they are. The remainder run away due to abuse, neglect, or a combination of rejection and abuse. About half of AFC's clients come to us from other states and some are even from around the world. 

 

 At the event up to 45 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.

PULL FOR PRIDE BROOKLYN

STRENGTH FOR ALL!

Who Can Participate?

ALL ARE WELCOME.

This event is open to all people (trans and cis, intersex, agender, non-binary, women, men) and experience levels. There will be no weight classes and flights will not be determined by gender. Competitors will be placed in flights determined by first attempts. 

What Should I Wear?

NO SINGLET, NO PROBLEM.

Just make sure your shins are covered and you're wearing safe footwear! From there, you can express yourself however you choose. Feel free to show up in a full superhero costume, or jeans and a t-shirt. We've seen unicorn costumes, tutus, rainbow unitards, and more!

AM I REQUIRED TO FUNDRAISE?

THIS IS AN ACTIVE FUNDRAISER.

All registrants are expected to fundraise, if it is in their means! We will guide you, so the process is simple, easy, and effective. 2017's Pull For Pride raised over $30,000! This year, we plan to double that number!

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

THREE WAYS TO HELP!

LIFT!

ATTEND!

DONATE!

Join our national roster of lifters who are pledging to raise $1 for every pound they plan to lift. In accordance with our mission of using our collective strength to benefit the world in a meaningful way, Women’s Strength Coalition’s June 2018 Pull for Pride Fundraiser will benefit select organizations that provide direct support to LGBTQ youth struggling with homelessness.  >>Register here

Pull for Pride is an inclusive spectating event. Come watch the deadlifting attempts, cheer for our athletes, enjoy some food and cold beverages, and enter to win prizes in our raffle! All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Ali Forney Center.   >>RSVP here

Can't make it? Consider donating to one of our lifter's campaigns! It's an easy, effortless way to show support and help lift up homeless LGBTQ youth around the country.  >>Donate here

All Sponsorship Levels Include:

 

  • Event homepage logo with website link on PullForPride.com
  • Logo and website link on PullForPride.com Sponsor page (top placement)
  • Social media integration via Facebook and Twitter
  • Name and logo included in all athlete communication pre and post-event

 

  • Local on-site sponsor “thank you” signage
  • Recognition in sponsor “thank you” materials (i.e. website, email, packet print-out, on-site signage)
  • Option to contribute service/product/gift card for raffle

BROOKLYN SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

Building beneficial partnerships with our sponsors is crucial to achieving our goal of supporting Avenues for Homeless Youth and New York’s growing community of active, engaged lifters.

Presenting Sponsor
$5,000

Promotional offer in Women's Strength Coalition monthly e-newsletter and to drive awareness and traffic to your brand.

Featured on PullForPride.com Homepage

Feature on WomensStrengthCoalition.com Event Pages

Supporting Sponsor
$300

Second-tier sponsorship options offer high visibility to your brand at a more affordable price point.

One Free Competitor Registration

Special e-mail "thank you", featuring all local supporting sponsors.

Raffle Sponsor
Various

Join our growing list of raffle sponsors! Leave a long-lasting impression on lifters, spectators, and volunteers!

Donate your service, product, or gift card.

Special e-mail "thank you", featuring all local raffle donors.

Murder of Crows Barbell Club

We stand with WSC as it aligns directly with our core values of inclusion, equality, and community. MOC’s family is united by the pursuit of strength, regardless of anyone’s sex, gender, religion, race, or creed, and we always look for ways to leverage our expertise and facility to support and advance causes that proliferate positive changes in the fitness (or greater) community- WSC being one of them!

Murder of Crows Barbell Club is NYC’s largest dedicated barbell training facility specializing in Powerlifting and Weightlifting. MoC offers a 4,000 square foot facility featuring 18 lifting platforms. Complete with generous open lifting hours, coached powerlifting and weightlifting club sessions, and customized in-person or remote programming. 

Pull For Pride > Brooklyn
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