Community Events

YMCA powerlifting competition upcoming

Local men, women and children will soon have a chance to show off their strength and physical abilities in order to help Atmore Area YMCA strengthen its physical structure.

A powerlifting competition will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the YMCA’s 501 South Pensacola Avenue headquarters. The event, proceeds from which will support the ongoing renovation of the organization’s facility, will actually consist of several separate competitions.

Men and boys will compete in 14 different weight classifications; there will be seven weight classes for women and girls; and students from local high schools will get a chance to test themselves against other schools.

Also, children may participate in a series of bodyweight exercises, including chin-ups (with a spotter), push-ups and sit-ups.

Entry fee is $25 per person for adults, $15 for high school students and anyone younger than high school age. The fee includes a t-shirt. Trophies will be awarded to the top performers in each category or weight class.

The Y is also seeking corporate or business sponsors. More information will be published as the date of the event draws nearer.