Blue Devils hold lift-a-thon

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By Goose Lindsay


Coaches often look for way to keep off-season strength and conditioning fun. Harriman head coach Travis Tapp did that recently by holding a lift-a-thon to raise money for the Blue Devils football program.

“We had spring practice in February, but we’ve continued working in the weight room,” Tapp said. “I’ve never done any type of fundraiser since I’ve been here so we decided to do a lift-a-thon and the kids have really had fun with it.”

The lift-a-thon consisted of players doing maximum weight on the bench press, along with a maximum number of reps at 135 pounds on both the bench press and squats.

“The players would get people they know and area businesses to sponsor them for the events. I cannot thank the community enough for supporting these kids,” Tapp said. “We’re looking to get 20 new helmets along with getting some other things we need for the program and the money we raise from this will help.”

The lift-a-thon might have been held near the end of the school year, but it’s not the end of Harriman’s work in the weight room as Tapp says his squad is preparing for the 2014 season that is less than three months away.

“We’ve already got our summer schedule ready and our main goal right now is to stay in the weight room and be ready for the fall,” he said.