NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Columbia Football team's offseason strength and conditioning progress will be on display as it hosts the seventh annual Jacked 4 Jaclyn Lift-a-thon this Sunday, April 23rd from 1-3 p.m.
The event will be held in front of Dodge Hall at Columbia University. Weights of either 225 lbs or 185 lbs will be used depending on the size of the participant, and the goal is to do as many repetitions as possible.
This year, the football team is teaming up with Columbia Women's Soccer as co-hosts of the event.
All proceeds from the lift-a-thon will benefit The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Formed in 2005, The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, charitable organization that improves the quality of life for children with pediatric brain tumors and their families.
In its first year as a member and supporter of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, Columbia Football adopted Stuart MacNaughton, age 3, as an official member of the football family. Stuart is a source of constant inspiration and strength for the team and is still connected with it.
Before Sunday, both teams are looking for sponsors to support them and raise as much money as possible for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.
“It’s good to have something like this to give members of the team perspective,” Stables said. “It unites us in our efforts using what we do in the weight room to go for a good cause.”
DeMuth shared a similar sentiment.
“We are spending so much time with athletics and academics. It’s nice to do something for the community, get people involved and be visible on campus,” Demuth said.
Every rep counts, so be sure to come out of Sunday to cheer on the Lions and support a great cause!
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