It’s #GivingTuesday across the internet, and in the American strength sports community, there are a few causes getting a lot of attention. One very near and dear to our hearts involves one of our favorite sports: Weightlifting.
Today, fans, members, and anyone else who wants to help support the growth of American weightlifting can donate to USA Weightlifting by visiting their portal HERE. All donations are tax-deductible.
USA Weightlifting CEO has a message specifically for BarBend readers who are considering making a donation:
Sure, USA Weightlifting has increased its direct athlete support by 900% in this last quad, but receives no government funding so we rely on Americans to send Team USA to the Worlds and the Olympic Games. This is a great day to donate and remember that’s deductible on your taxes!
And BarBend readers: This is a great way to support the sport you love following, participating in, and cheering for!
It’s important to note that USA Weightlifting as an organization, and the Olympic & Paralympic Movement in the United States, is one of the few internationally not funded by Government funds. The organization is reliant on tax-deductible donations to help keep operations going.
Curious what exactly donated money will go to? Here’s some insight from Andrews:
The money donated to USA Weightlifting goes to pay for our extensive Direct Athlete Support payment program (approximately $500,000 per year directly to USA Weightlifting athletes to pay for their training and competition expenses), expenses for Team USA to compete on the international stage and other services to our athletes across the year.
It doesn’t take much to have a huge impact on the sport’s growth in America. Consider donating HERE.