The Pride Program at Valley Youth House provides housing education, case management, and rental assistance to LGBTQ youth.

Valley Youth House’s Pride program is the longest running housing program for LGBTQ youth in Philadelphia. Started in 2009, Pride gives youth the opportunity to embrace their identity and overcome the obstacles presented by housing insecurities and homelessness. In 2017, VYH launched Pride in the Lehigh Valley.

Pride provides housing and supportive services for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Youth are provided a safe place to be themselves and gain support to make the typical transitions that occur during late adolescence and early adulthood.

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 STEWARTSTOWN

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 Valley Youth House's Pride Program.   >>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

STEWARTSTOWN SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

Building beneficial partnerships with our sponsors is crucial to achieving our goal of supporting Valley Youth House and Pennsylvania’s growing community of active, engaged lifters.

Presenting Sponsor
$5,000

Promotional offer in McKenna's Gym monthly e-newsletter 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.

 

Thank You to Our Sponsor Fivex3 Training

Fivex3 Training will be donating a One Day Clinic Raffle to one lucky raffle winner! ($200 value) That's two hours with a SSC to go over the big lifts: squat, press, bench and deadlift. 

 About McKenna's Gym

McKenna’s Gym is a unique performance based gym. We provide Top Tier instruction in Weightlifting, Sports Performance, General Fitness, and other Strength Sports in a traditional setting.

We are the only gym in Central Pennsylvania where Competitive Athletes train alongside Regular Fitness Lifters which also offers in house Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, and Sports Medicine.  

300 Bailey Drive
Stewartstown, PA 17363
(717) 434-6677

Pull For Pride > Stewartstown
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