Powerlifter Chris Duffin Raises Money for Special Olympics By Squatting #800EveryDay

Powerlifter and and co-founder of Kabuki Strength Chris Duffin has been on an epic mission over the last three weeks. If you’re already a fan of Duffin or Kabuki Strength, then there’s a good chance you’ve seen one of the posts that we’re referencing in this article.

In an effort to raise money for Special Olympics Oregon, Duffin has been squatting a whopping 800 lbs everyday, aka #800EveryDay.

On their fundraising page Duffin writes, “Our mission and vision is to help make the world a better place through strength. We deeply believe that the pursuit of strength – physical, mental, and emotional – is a virtuous and rewarding endeavor to all who undertake it.”

For a further explanation of the campaign, check out the video below Duffin shared on his YouTube channel with Kabuki Strength coach Cassandra La Madrid.

As of right now, Kabuki Strength has raised over $4,000 for the Special Olympics Oregon organization. They’ve stated that one of their end goals is to eventually host their own Special Olympics Powerlifting Meet at Kabuki Strength later this year. If you’d like to donate, check out this link.

“This fundraising campaign and feat of strength is an effort to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics organization in Oregon, with the end goal of eventually hosting a Special Olympics Powerlifting Fundraising Meet here at Kabuki Strength Lab later this year.” – Chris Duffin

Currently, Duffin is on day 19 of the challenge and recently shared how tough this challenge has been. In Duffin’s latest Instagram video he writes,

I knew this was gonna be tough when I started. But I didn’t fully grasp how much so. Day 17 of squatting #800EveryDay for Special Olympics fundraiser & awareness!!! I am gonna stick with it. The donations are coming in and I’m enjoying the challenge of attempting to recover and stay on top of things on a daily basis. Finding it much harder than prepping for a single big lift. The last half of video is sped up to fit.”

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#800EveryDay Squats for Special Olympics fundraiser & awareness is now over $4k in donations!!! Todays video recording had some issues. I was in a lot of fatigue and pain yesterday. So much so I was going to finally take a recovery day today. But ended up changing my mind after some effective rehab work and somehow fitting it in despite a packed day making me miss my meals 😝 to get it done. • We are working to support the special Olympics through upcoming events we will be hosting as well as fundraising and awareness about Special Olympics Powerlifting. Cassandra La Madrid, one of our coaches here at Kabuki Strength, volunteers as a powerlifting coach for Special Olympics Oregon. As she can attest, training for these events can bring about significant changes for these individuals in regards to self-esteem, confidence, and strength. • Our mission and vision at Kabuki Strength is to help make the world a better place through strength. We deeply believe that the pursuit of strength – physical, mental, and emotional – is a virtuous and rewarding endeavor to all who undertake it. We want to support the Special Olympics organization because it is exactly what we are all about! We appreciate Cassandra’s leadership in this matter for the team. • In addition to this fundraising and awareness campaign we cannot wait to share the platform with the incredible Special Olympics athletes and watch them compete when we host our first event later this year! • Please share each of the #800EveryDay videos we post daily, and donate to this incredible cause. The link below takes you to the GoFundMe page where you can donate. • Thank you, from Chris Duffin and the Kabuki Strength Team • https://kabukistrength.com/chris-duffin-squats-800everyday-30-straight-days-fundraise-special-olympics-oregon-powerlifting/

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Kabuki Strength has stated that the #800EveryDay challenge is the first of a series of fundraising event that are going to be held by Kabuki Strength for the Special Olympics Oregon.

Feature image courtesy Kabuki Strength.

Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master’s in Sports Science and a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand.

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