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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • St. Robert Fitness hosts powerlifting competition to benefit Toys for Tots

  • St. Robert Fitness hosted a powerlifting competition this weekend and raised more than $290 in donations and toys for the local Toys for Tots Foundation.
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  • St. Robert Fitness hosted a powerlifting competition this weekend and raised more than $290 in donations and toys for the local Toys for Tots Foundation.
    This was the first year St. Robert Fitness has held a competition benefiting Toys for Tots and event coordinator Frankie Murrieta said he thought the event was a "big success."
    " We had 15 participants who were local and a few from St. James," said Murrieta. "I was very pleased to see so many people here excited for the event."
    All proceeds from the event go to benefit the local Toys for Tots Foundation, an organization which provides collects toys and donations to provide Christmas presents for families in need.
    Locally, the campaign has been managed by the Sgt. Darrell S. Cole Detachment 1195 of the Marine Corps League, serving families Pulaski, Phelps, Laclede, Miller and Maries counties.
    Area coordinator Al Fagan said that when businesses sponsor Toys for Tots events like this, the program and the business owners receive recognition from the local public, which really helps the campaign gain momentum.
    "This helps to stimulate additional support from other folks that may not have been aware of the program and the good things that come from it."
    Along with many other businesses in the area, St. Robert Fitness Center has a collection box for Toys for Tots, which Fagan said is also very helpful to the program.
    "The enthusiasm of local businesses to support Toys for Tots seems to be on the rise," Fagan said. "That means that we will be better able to extend our reach to more underprivileged children."
    Winners:
    Biggest combination of Lifts:
    Ishmael Delgado
    Overall lifter by combination of lifts (coefficients)
    Men:
    Zach Wagner
    Women:
    Biggest combination of lifts:
    Andrea Bedrosian
    Overall lifter by combination of lifts (coefficients)
    Andrea Bedrosian
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