Raising money by raising iron the goal of Perry Lift-A-Thon

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Perry students and athletes will be raising money to have the floor of the PHS weight room covered with new mats when they hold a "Lift-A-Thon" Friday afternoon.

A large number of Perry students and athletes will help raise funds for new floor matting in the PHS weight room when host a Lift-A-Thon Friday.

Students will total the amount of weight each elevates using the bench press, squat and clean lift.
Students will total the amount of weight each elevates using the bench press, squat and clean lift.

The event, which will begin at 4 p.m., will have participants perform the bench press, squat and clean lift, with the total combined weight each lifts helping raise money for the project. Some students have pledges for x-amount per pound lifted, while others have simply received pledges for a certain fixed amount. Donations are, of course, welcome.

Perry weight coach Scott Pierce said the goal was to have new matting placed across the entire floor, save for a strip down the length of the room which will field turf installed. Having the field turf in place will allow for specific drills to be conducted in the room, Pierce noted.

“Once we have this completed, and with the space we have, we are going to end up with one of the nicest weight rooms in the district,” Pierce said. “I am looking forward to seeing how every one of the students, both guys and girls, do. I am sure there will be some nice surprises.”

ThePerryNews.com will have full details on how much weight was moved, who reached the 600, 700, 800 and 900-pound clubs and if any athletes entered the 1,000-pound club early next week.

The goal is to cover the entire floor with new matting, save for a central strip that in which field turf will be installed.
The goal is to cover the entire floor with new matting, save for a central strip that in which field turf will be installed.

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