Max effort day. After a few warm up sets, attempt to set a new personal best on the Back Squat. As always, use spotters for heavy attempts and stay with your barbell in the event of a miss. For Fitness athletes, start a little heavier than where you squatted 5 last week and go from there. For Performance athletes, start around 90% and go from there. If you’re very new to the lift then perform 3-5 heavy singles instead of a true max effort single.
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Fight Gone Bad Fundraising Update (T-11 Days!)
We’re at $10,020—which is over 66% of our fundraising goal for Brooklyn Community Foundation. We posted some great fundraising tips, and a sample email template if you haven’t started fundraising yet. We’re getting there, but there’s still work to be done!
Here, in their own words, are just a few things Brooklyn Community Foundation accomplished with the help of last year’s Fight Gone Bad donations:
- “In 2015, we deployed over $4.2 million in grants through our Community Fund and our Donor Advised Funds.”
- “In 2015, we also launched our cornerstone initiativeInvest in Youth. This initiative included a new Grantmaking Program focused on 1) Youth Development and Leadership, 2) Youth Justice, and 3) Immigrant Youth and Families. It also featured a new leadership initiative—the Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project—to halt the school-to-prison pipeline by providing powerful disciplinary alternatives in Brooklyn public schools, and the Brooklyn Youth Fellowship, the Foundation’s first-ever youth-led grantmaking program to support youth-led neighborhood and school-based projects through the Youth Voice Awards. This initiative deployed $1.54 million to 54 organizations in 2015, with 70% of those grants going to highest need neighborhoods.“
- “We launched our first-ever resident-led grantmaking program in Crown Heights through our Neighborhood Strength Model. With a fund of $100,000, we brought together a diverse group of religious leaders, business owners, activists, and youth to form the Crown Heights Advisory Council. Together, they determined priorities for the 2015-16 Neighborhood Strength grant program in Crown Heights, which included a focus on supporting organizations addressing tenants’ rights and homelessness, police relationships, youth development, and stronger bonds between Crown Heights’ distinct communities. More than 50 nonprofits and residents applied and the Council selected 11 to receive grants ranging from $2,500 to $15,000. Our Senior Program Officer, Prachi Patankar published a great post to the Philanthropy New York blog about why this work is important. This year we are expanding this program to Sunset Park.”
Congrats to those teams and individually topping our leaderboards on CrowdRise! Below are our top fundraisers from both the individual and team divisions (as of 9pm on Tuesday 10/4):
Top Five Teams:
- He Man and the Masters of the Universe: $2,640
- Bring It On Fleek!: $1,305
- Posterior Chain Gang: $1,005
- Victorious Secret: $975
- The Gowanus Superfunders: $750
Top Five Individuals:
- Charles S.: $2,530
- Scott M.: $1,005
- Mike I.: $875
- Jay R.: $750
- Erik B.: $425