Fundraiser for At-Risk Youth: Results
Once again, the StrengthBox Challenge was a big success, even better than last year.
The competition attracted community members and a few participants from within Toronto Police Service. Beyond the competition, people really got behind the cause itself. We even had a few officers from Toronto Police Service present to assist with community engagement and judging.
Thank you to all who participated. And a huge thank you to those who donated money to this worthwhile cause.
Together, we raised over $5,100 for programs aimed to improve the lives of at-risk youth.
That’s more than a 60% increase in funding over last year, and it will make a substantial impact.
There were 3 events in this year’s StrengthBox Challenge:
- Kettlebell Get-Up (max weight, 3 attempts)
- Flex-Arm Hang (max time)
- Pursuit Course (fastest time)
And here are the final results:
All the money raised will go towards skill-building and mentoring programs that involve police and young people in some of our challenged communities. I truly believe in this cause as the ProAction Cops & Kids program engages police officers and youth in healthy social activities where they build mutual respect and teamwork skills.
I have had the opportunity to work with some of the young people and can honestly say that I was moved by some of their stories. Those who feel that their opportunities are limited are given new sense of hope and a chance to better their lives.
Here are some pictures from the fundraising event (all photos courtesy of Tyler Sarry):