Sunburst Youth Housing Program

The Sunburst Youth Housing Program is an innovative youth supportive housing project that is one of the first of its kind in the United States.  Run by The Center San Diego, The Youth Housing Project provides affordable, supportive housing for youth between 18-24 years of age, with a special focus on LGBTQ and HIV+ youth. These high-risk youth were living in the streets or in public spaces after having been ejected from their homes because of their sexual orientation.

The 23-unit facility is located in downtown San Diego at 1640 Broadway, close to City College, public transportation, community health facilities and other essential resources. The facility is wheelchair accessible and contains two units that have been retrofitted to accommodate persons in wheelchairs.

 

 At the event, up to 50 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 SAN DIEGO

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 Sunburst Housing Project.   >>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 “ThankYou” materials (i.e. website, email, packet print-out, on-site signage)
  • Option to contribute service/product/gift card for raffle

SAN DIEGO SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

Building beneficial partnerships with our sponsors is crucial to achieving our goal of supporting the Sunburst Youth Housing Project and San Diego’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.

Crossfit Fortius

CrossFit Fortius provides 3 major services. Our coaches are all professionals, and have decades of direct experience and proven results in strength and conditioning of recreational and competitive athletes across multiple sports.

We have memberships for CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting. A membership in our CrossFit program includes FREE access to our world-class Weightlifting program (one of the largest in all of CrossFit) instructed by National and International Level coaches. Other CrossFit Gyms charge up to an additional $150 per month for “Barbell” clubs.

 The Fortius Philosophy
Everything we do at Fortius is built on our philosophy of prioritizing safety, being goal-oriented, setting achievable standards and following sustainable and balanced programming.

Pull For Pride > San Diego
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