TORONTO, April 17, 2012 /CNW/ - StrengthBox, a unique Toronto gym, is challenging everyone to test their skills in several strength-oriented events in order to raise funds in support of mental health. The StrengthBox Challenge will take place at the East York gym on Saturday, May 5th and all proceeds will benefit the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation, as their staff works to conquer the stigma of child and adolescent mental illness.
In the StrengthBox Challenge, participants will compete in traditional powerlifting, bodyweight challenges and even kettlebell lifting. Pledges and donations will be accepted on event day, and all are welcome.
"One in five Ontario youths face some form of mental health issue," says Greg Carver, founder of StrengthBox. "The link between a strong body and a strong mind has been demonstrated, so a strength competition is a perfect event to fundraise for mental health support."
Winners of the StrengthBox Challenge will also be competing against other athletes internationally as part of an overall Tactical Strength Challenge. Competitions are being held throughout North American and Europe on the same day, and results will be compiled online.
Check out strengthboxchallenge.ca for more info. The lifting will begin at 12:00pm on Sat, May 5th at StrengthBox - 45 Cranfield Road, Toronto.
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StrengthBox is a unique and progressive gym in East York, Toronto that specializes in strength, natural human movement and conditioning. www.strengthbox.ca
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